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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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  1. Graciela Rodriguez says:

    I was rear-end in my car last Saturday in the afternoon, I notice the pain on Tuesday and today when I was chewing, also is a tender when I touch it, do you think Rhus Tox may help?

  2. Stephanie Perez says:

    Does Dr. Sharma do private phone consults?

  3. Achyut Kumar Nag says:

    Age 65. Jaw got stiff post tooth extraction and unable to open mouth and proper chew. Tooth extracted 13 days back still no improvement. Request your advice

  4. Akhilesh Kumar says:

    Sir mere dono lock khule hai…or iske sath brain ,muscle,bone sare effected hai …how to test

  5. I am suffering from lock jaw since 3 days homoepathty cure

  6. Akhilesh Kumar says:

    Sir mere dono jaw khule hai …infection ke wajah see …or uske baad main e drad me seeliping pills khaya 2 mahine jisse left side bhi khul Gaye …or hand growth kar Gaye hai…or lock ki position change ho gai hai …

  7. Arun Kumar Shukla says:

    Dr.Sharma,. I am from Uttar Pradesh India.i am a pharma employee. I am suffering from jaw lock. Difficulty in chewing or eating. So please suggest me any medication. Please urgent

  8. Nilima purane says:

    I am tmj patient
    I had an accident 5 years back.
    I had fracture on left mandible tmj
    I am suffering from sevare jaw pain in left qnd right jaw.including head ,neck ,shoulder.Unable to eat talk chew as pain is there for 24 hours
    Please help as this is do and die situation for me

  9. Ankita Singh says:

    I am suffering from TMJ since 3years.

  10. Arun Tripathi says:

    Pain on right side of face. And extend below ear. In the right ear some unusual and feeling is felt. The pain is prominent when jaws are opened or some thing is chewed. This happening for last 3 years .
    Neurologist says it it trigemimal neuralgia. He has prescribed oxitol 150, pregalin nt. But pain persists.

  11. RajenderParsad says:

    Helo dr.i am from india
    And 70 years. Old men tmj problem lfet side
    6year old after putting all upper and lower
    Teath pain 24 hr in ear throt and neck
    Pleas suggest me HOMEO MEDICAN

  12. Dr Dr Sharma
    I have been suffering from pain in the TMJ in the left side in the past 3 month. (As i recall it started after chewing gum)
    At the same time i am suffering from pain in the left sholder (it is difficult for me to move my arm towards the back, and extended it to my shoulder hight. I do not feel the pain in either locations while in resting position.
    Pain is extreme sharp when i open the jaw, yawn, or chew hard on the left.
    My homeopatic practioner recommended Lycapodium… (for my constitutional remedy) and
    than Nux Vomica.
    None seem to help!!

  13. MPS MOURYA says:

    Dr Sharma please tell me if homeopathy can treat Eagles syndrome and associated dysfunction in TMJ as illustrated in your blog.

  14. I have TMJ , now I have pregnancy , so in pregnancy what tablets I use for pain relief in jaw and ear and teeth one side. I am female.

    • Sir I have TMJ( Right side) due to accident. It is so difficult to Eating, chewing, talking and yawning. what tablets I use for pain relief. I am female.

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