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Treat TMJ Naturally with Homeopathy

The temporomandibular joint connects the mandible (the lower jaw) to the temporal bone of the skull. There is one temporomandibular joint on each side of the face. Temporomandibular joint disorder refers to all complaints arising in the jaw joint itself, or facial muscles that help move the jaw and also support in chewing, talking and yawning. Homeopathic medicines for TMJ disorders help alleviate the associated symptoms and treat the underlying problem for effective, long-term relief. Causticum, Rhus Tox, and Silicea are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat temporomandibular disorders.

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Homeopathic medicines for TMJ Disorders,

Homeopathic Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ Disorder)

The temporomandibular joint disorder can be effectively treated with homeopathic medicines. These medicines help provide symptomatic relief in cases of temporomandibular joint disorder in a safe, gentle manner. The suitable homeopathic medicine is selected individually for every case of TMJ disorder.

Homeopathic Medicines for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ disorder)

Causticum – Natural Medicine for TMJ Disorder with Pain and Contraction in the Jaw

Causticum is a well-indicated homeopathic medicine for TMJ disorder when there is a pain in the jaw joint along with tension and a contracted sensation in the jaw. The jaw feels stiff, and it becomes difficult for the person to open the mouth. Eating also becomes a troublesome process due to the pain and stiffness in the jaw. Causticum is also indicated in cases of temporomandibular joint disorder of arthritic or rheumatic origin.

Rhus Tox – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for TMJ Disorder with Intense Stiffness of Joint 

Rhus Tox is a natural homeopathic medicine for temporomandibular joint disorders of rheumatic origin. For using Rhus Tox, the characteristic feature is a pain in the jaw joint attended with intense stiffness. The pain in the jaw may be dull, aching or cramp-like. Crackling sounds arise prominently from jaw movement. A person needing Rhus Tox may get relief from jaw pain by applying warmth over the area or by applying pressure. Rhus Tox also helps in cases of TMJ disorders where there is a history of injury.

Silicea – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for TMJ Disorder of Rheumatic Origin

Silicea is a homeopathic remedy for TMJ disorders of rheumatic origin with jaw joint pain. In most cases requiring Silicea, the pain from jaw tends to radiate to the temple (in the head.) Swelling of the jaw may also be present. Pain in teeth of boring, tearing nature may also be present.

Spigelia – For TMJ Disorder with Jaw Pain Radiating to Ear and Temple

Spigelia is a natural homeopathic remedy prepared from a plant commonly known by the name of Pink-Root. The plant belongs to the natural order Loganiaceae. The key feature to use Spigelia in cases of TMJ disorder is jaw pain that radiates to the ear and temple of the head. In some cases, this pain seems to extend to the nape of the neck. These pains tend to be tearing in nature. Facial pains and toothache may also be present along with the above symptoms.

Mezereum – Natural Treatment for Jaw Pain with Obstructed Jaw Movement

Mezereum is prepared from fresh bark of a plant named Daphne mezereum or Spurge Olive. This plant belongs to natural order Thymelaceae. Mezereum is a useful homeopathic medicine for TMJ disorder with jaw pain that obstructs the movement of the jaw. Jaw movement is highly impeded from pain in the jaw. This pain tends to radiate to the cheeks, and there is a night aggravation of the pain, along with a marked toothache.

Alumina – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for TMJ Disorder with Drawing Pain in the Jaw

Homeopathic medicine Alumina is useful for TMJ disorders where there is a drawing pain in the jaw. The drawing pain extends to the cheeks from the jaw. Tension in the jaw also appears, as of the jaw is shortened. Pain in the jaw worsens form chewing or opening the mouth. Swelling over the jaw may also be present.

Spongia Tosta – Effective Homeopathic Treatment for TMJ Disorder with Cramping Pain in Jaw

Spongia Tosta is a prominent homeopathic medicine for temporomandibular joint disorder where there is a cramping pain in the jaw. The pain from the jaw radiates to the cheeks. The cheeks may swell up, and eating tends to worsen the pain. An evening aggravation of the pain is also noted, along with a dislocated sensation in the jaw. The jaw also feels very tender to touch.

Hepar Sulph – Effective Homeopathic Treatment for TMJ Disorder with Jaw Pain that Worsens upon Opening the Mouth

Hepar Sulph is a natural medicine for TMJ disorders where there is jaw pain that worsens upon opening the mouth. In most cases, the pain is shooting type in nature. The face may be swollen along with the pain, and there may be a toothache.

Causes of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ Disorder)

The main causes of temporomandibular joint disorder include arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis) and injury to the jaw. In some cases, stress and genetic predisposition can make a person prone to develop temporomandibular joint disorder. Grinding or clenching of teeth is another risk factor of temporomandibular joint disorder. In some cases, there may be no specific cause of TMJ disorder.

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ Disorder)

The primary symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder is a pain in the jaw that may be one-sided or be on both sides. The pain gets worse while chewing and opening the mouth widely. Stiffness in the jaw muscles and tenderness at the temporomandibular joint may also be noted. A clicking sound in the jaw may also appear while chewing or opening the mouth. Other symptoms that may appear as a part of this disorder include an earache and pain in the temple. In some cases, lockjaw (spasm of the jaw muscles, causing the mouth to be closed tightly)in the joint may occur.

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Comments

  1. Hello Dr
    I’m having a pain in my right lower jaw bone which is sometimes extending to eat..this is happening only in my sleep n doesn’t occur in the day time.
    I’m facing a problem with it during nights.I DONT hv a problem in opening my mouth.
    Thank you.

  2. Hello Dr Sharma,

    Thank you for your information from Ora wellness

    My sister has uncontrolled RA and now tmj is affected with flare ups. We’ve been holding off on western meds for 5 years while trying holistic, Traditional Chinese, Functional Medicine but her joints are eroding with some having deformities. We had no choice but to start western meds and it’s just awful. We done many restrictions with diet and cook all fresh real foods but biting stopped her disease. I sm hoping you can provide some relief regimen for her to have done deeper relief for her jaw pain now 2 months. Any suggestions would be really helpful. My sis is only 50.

    Appreciate your time and knowledge.

    Best,
    Halina Wong

  3. Padmanabha sarma k says:

    Dear Doctor,suffering with tmj right jaw pain &click while eating,,aged 75 years ,non-diabetic.
    Kidly suggest homeo med. K.p.sar.a,Hyderabad.

  4. Dixie Adamkiewicz says:

    my daughter has lyme disease and right now tmj is really bad. her jaws close tightly and as she cannot swallow from Lyme thick sticky salvia builds up in her mouth and she can’t spit it out or rinse her mouth. She can’t breath out of her nose for over 6 years so breathing is difficult when these tmj attacks happen about 5 times a day for an hour or so each. we use her anxiety meds and warm clothes and massage the jaws. It is causing great anxiety. Need some homeopathics to help relief this.

  5. Melissa N Bierstock says:

    My daughter had been diagnosed with TMJ disorder after complaining of popping in her ear when she exercises. She had no previous history until 2 months ago when it started during her ballet class. She is 19 and has been on Accutane for acne for 4 months. I would like to try to treat her homeopathically until we can get off the Accutane and see if it’s affecting the joint. The ear popping is her main complaint. We had her looked at by EnT, orthodontist, dentist and referred to TMJ dentist.

    • Dixie Adamkiewicz says:

      my daughter has lyme disease and right now tmj is really bad. her jaws close tightly and as she cannot swallow from Lyme thick sticky salvia builds up in her mouth and she can’t spit it out or rinse her mouth. She can’t breath out of her nose for over 6 years so breathing is difficult when these tmj attacks happen about 5 times a day for an hour or so each. we use her anxiety meds and warm clothes and massage the jaws. It is causing great anxiety. Need some homeopathics to help relief this.

  6. Aaya yordi says:

    Hi dr

    I am a 23 year old girl, my jaw has been locked for the past 3 months. Completely locked…

    I used to sense some clicking and it used to lock when I woke up, yet I could unlock it in 5 minutes upon waking up.

    This time I got high fever and woke up it was locked.. I have done an MRI and they have diagnosed that the disc has been displaced and it has slipped to the front not letting mouth to open.
    I am not looking into surgery since it is very invasive. I am doing physiotherapy to work on tense points in my neck and back.

    Do you have any guidance for me please?

  7. Sreeju S Nair says:

    Dear Doctor,
    Iam getting ache radiating to ear and teeth on the right side.
    My MRI shows a minor diffusion in TMJ. The pain started in last October (2021), with the usage of soft splint and etoshine tablet, it has settled in December. However usage of etoshine made my tummy worsen and I was on treatment for 2 months. Now the stomach is fine, but the tmj pain ( ear and teeth, on right side) started comming back.
    Please advice.

    Thanks,
    Sreeju

  8. Dr. Abdul Rasheed says:

    The article is a very informative; good approach
    thank you

  9. I am 56 year old male have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the left jaw. Any homeopathic treatment for this?

  10. Harish k Patel says:

    Dantist ask me that the joine grees is escaped and now there is no medecine can help
    My both side joe points are very paining and also having defficulty in opening mouth more also problem in chewing
    Please give suggestion about medecine

  11. siobhan cairns says:

    Dr Sharma

    My jaw clicks every time I chew. People sitting beside me can hear this clicking sound.

    I have no pain with this currently.

    I think this may be due to the following contributory factors:
    a) I have an overhang of my top teeth, relative to my lower teeth and was always conscious of this. I remember when I was younger that I made a conscouos effert to close my mouth, as the overhang resulted in my mouth “naturally” staying open.
    b) I bite my nails and have always done so.

    Many thanks
    Sio

  12. Dr Sharma
    I have had a root canal done on upper right 2nd molar but when pain did not subside had wisdom tooth removed.
    Now have sensation of pain in the 2nd molar when drinking water or tea.
    Also have pain in my jaw which often radiates to the ear. Cannot fully open my mouth to eat due to jaw pain, often can hear a click in the jaw.
    Please suggest medicine.
    Regards
    Rizwan

  13. Dear Sir,
    A friend has had to have an operation due to dislocation of a bones in both sides of her jaw .She has arthritis but told me she went to bed fine and woke up in dreadful pain .The surgeon who operated told her he inserted “tubes”to alliviate the pain but the bones cannot go back in place .She is in terrible pain ,especially the right side .She has worn a night guard for the last 4 years

    • Thelma Duggan says:

      I took butchers broom and a combination of minerals 20 years ago and cured it. I have it again now and cannot find it now.
      I had the same thing as your friend, both sides

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