TMJ Pain Relief

Doctor of Chinese Medicine in Moonee Ponds Explain Causes and Natural Solutions To Overcome TMJ Pain

Dr Sandra Wu (Chinese Medicine)

Suite 5, 8 Eddy St, Moonee Ponds Vic 3039

Initial Assessment & Treatment

  • Specialised Testing: Our full health and neuro-muscular exam exploring all potential causes of your TMJ pain

  • Initial Treatment: TMJ-specific Acupuncture, herbs & targeted myotherapy

  • Report of Findings: A full explanation of our findings, how you responded to treatment and the best way forward.

TMJ Treatment and Pain Relief With The TACU Method

One of the most frustrating things in the world is not being able to participate in life’s most enjoyable activities because of debilitating TMJ pain.

We provide comprehensive treatment for TMJ pain and symptoms using the TACU Method we have developed.  The TACU Method incorporates specific acupuncture, medicinal herbs and self-help coaching to provide immediate and long-lasting relief for TMJ pain and symptoms.


TMJ Acupuncture

The TACU method treats very specific points on the face to stimulate or relax specific facial nerves, muscles and joints. It also improves neck movement and function as the neck is often implicated in TMJ problems.  And don’t worry – the needles we use are very thin and very smooth and while you’ll barely feel them, they do a very good job at treating the finer structures of the face.


TMJ Herbs

We use high-strength medicinal herbs to reduce tension, pain and inflammation.  Tension from stress is a very common cause of TMJ problems and our herbs can do wonders for this. 


TMJ Self-Help 

We teach you some very specific exercises, stretching and breathing techniques to not only help you get faster relief from symptoms, but to help ensure that you get long-lasting relief – even well after you’ve completed your treatment with us.  This is all included with your treatment.


Treatment Time Frame

We will assess your particular situation at your Initial TMJ Pain Relief Appointment and provide your first treatment.  Based on how you respond to treatment, we will then let you know what we think will be required to get you feeling more like yourself again.  


Dr Sandra Wu and Dr Jesse Georgiadis are Doctors of Chinese Medicine and Board-certified Acupuncturists.  Sandra and Jessie have a special interest in TMJ pain relief, are certified in the TACU Method to help people chew, yawn and laugh again without pain.


Dr Sandra Wu

Moonee Ponds Clinic

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A Comprehensive Approach to Treating TMJ Pain

TACU Method TMJ Relief

"We help people with TMJ pain become pain-free and enjoy life again!"

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What is TMJ?

TMJ is the TemporoMandibular Joint that connects the jaw to the skull. There is a TMJ in front of each ear. These highly used joints facilitate the movements needed for speaking, eating and facial expression.

TMJ dysfunction is experienced by a lot of people and can cause pain, abnormal jaw movements and joint noises. 

TMJ Treatment

What are the main symptoms of TMJ dysfunction?

If you have TMJ dysfunction, you could have:

  • discomfort or pain in the jaw, especially when eating, talking or yawning
  • an aching pain in front of your ear, which may spread out further to your face
  • ‘locking’ of the jaw, which makes it difficult to open or close your mouth
  • a clicking or grating noise when chewing
  • an uneven or uncomfortable bite
  • headache particularly in the temple, eye or lower jaw region or earache
  • neck or shoulder pain which may originate from the TMJ or be another symptom of tension
  • blocked or ringing ears
  • lightheadedness,  dizziness or brain fog 

What causes TMJ dysfunction?

TMJ dysfunction can be caused by any of:

  • dental problems or even as a result of an extended period of sitting in the dental chair with your mouth forced open
  • joint wear and tear (often osteoarthritis)
  • injuries to the jaw, head or neck
  • stress leading to jaw clenching and grinding your teeth 
  • poor posture – especially sleeping position
  • fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or even gout

But sometimes there is no known reason for TMJ pain.