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TMJ pain can be alleviated!

The TMJ joint is one of the most often used joints in our body. It has the important job of moving the jaw to eat and talk and when this joint works well we don’t even notice it.

However, when it doesn’t work smoothly it can be a source of great discomfort and pain caused by factors relating to both the mind and body. Dental problems, tooth grinding, mental stress and neuromuscular disorders all can play a part in a TMJ disorder.


What can be done?

Although the condition can arise in different ways, it is often the case that patterns of tension can be identified from the jaw line, down the neck and into the shoulders with accompanying symptoms of headaches and other pain locations. This chronic built-up of tension can be alleviated with focused treatment on the masticatory (chewing) muscles, trigger point release and myofascial release.


Sweet release

Thankfully, acupuncture and Tui Na massage, both offered at Thrive, excel at promoting relaxation, releasing accumulated muscular tension, and replenishing blood supply to areas where pain has built up. Depending on the severity of the condition, a few weekly sessions should alleviate discomfort and restore movement to the jaw.


Stress Reduction School

In addition to manual therapies, we also provide instruction in Mindfulness meditation and Breathing Training, which are proven methods of improving our ability to react to stressful situations in a more relaxed manner, and preventing many of the chronic health problems associated with stress.


What do you need to do now?


Maria, Dalston

“I had suffered from back pain (sciatica) for 8 years on and off. During a particularly painful episode I decided to try acupuncture and i really can’t recommend it enough – I had six treatments with Ross over six months ago and I haven’t experienced any back pain since.”

Cinnamen, Shoreditch

“For years I have suffered neck pain, back pain, migraines and felt constantly tired and drained, but after a few sessions of acupuncture with Ross the migraines have finally stopped, and my day to day working life has become so much easier. I highly recommend Ross as a skilled practitioner. He has been a wonderful support also for the emotional stress that is a result of my years of pain.”

Jan Quinlan, Surrey

Could I please request a bottle of you magical tincture for the bladder. My condition is a 1000x time better but it is just for those occasions when I feel I need a little extra help alleviating any niggling discomfort.


Fixed from physical pain, fixed emotionally, more energy, perspective and the will to get back up and live another day. This may all sound very big but it's what happens... there are other days when I just need a "top up" and that works fantastically too! So what ever you are going through from a bit of tiredness to a life crisis I