For those who suffer, finding a natural TMJ treatment is a high priority. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and it is estimated to affect over 10 million people in the U.S. Discomfort from TMJ can make it difficult to eat, talk and even breathe. Is there a natural source of relief from this disorder? According to Dr. Jeffery Wheaton, the answer is yes.
Common TMJ Treatments
Typically, TMJ sufferers have been limited in how they deal with their disorder. Recommended ways to ease or prevent the pain include:
- Moist heat
- Ice packs
- A soft diet
- Over-the-counter pain medications
- Gentle jaw exercises
- Massage and relaxation techniques
- Side sleeping
Unfortunately, for many, these steps are not enough. This is what Dr. Jeffery Wheaton, an oral surgeon from Santa Fe, New Mexico, discovered, and at the urging of his patients he created a product that helps many TMJ sufferers find relief.
Recently, LoveToKnow was able to discuss this TMJ treatment, called Natural TMJ Relief, with Dr. Wheaton. Enjoy the following interview and decide if Natural TMJ Relief is just what you've been waiting for.
Interview with Dr. Jeffery Wheaton
About Natural TMJ Relief
What is Natural TMJ Relief?
It is an all natural, herbal- vitamin supplement, specifically designed for TMJ patients, for relief of the jaw pain, stiffness, tension headaches, and other symptoms associated with TMJ disorders.
Why did you decide to find a natural remedy for TMJ?
It was my patients that pushed me to start looking for natural alternatives. They would often ask me if there was something else besides addicting narcotics and muscle relaxants or very traumatic surgery to try.
How did you develop it?
I started researching different compounds that would work for TMJ problems. There are many different compounds that could be effective but it was important to balance efficacy with safety. I basically had to train myself about nutrition and so called "alternative" or "naturopathic" therapies as this kind of education is largely lacking in traditional medical school training.
How it Works
How does Natural TMJ Relief work?
It addresses the three major aspects of TMJ problems:
- Muscle spasm
- Bone and cartilage destruction (in advanced cases)
The proprietary blend of herbs helps relax the muscles and reduce tension, stress, and anxiety…the causes of the majority of TMJ problems. The Avocado-Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU'S) provides a powerful, systemic anti-inflammatory effect. Other ingredients promote healing and repair of damaged joint surfaces.
Is this a cure or do patients have to take it continually?
Everyone is different. There are people who may only take it for a month or two, get better and never need it again. There are those with more severe, chronic problems who benefit from taking it for a much longer duration.
What studies have been done to support your product?
All the ingredients are well researched and safe. Our own studies show 91 percent of customers felt better and were happy with the product.
A well done 2003 study in American Family Physicians Journal showed that 300mg of Avocado-Soybean Unsaponifiables (the amount in Natural TMJ Relief) greatly reduced the intake of Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
What are the herbs of natural TMJ Relief and what do they do?
Boswellia Serrata and Skullcap have anti-inflammatory properties and have been traditionally used for arthritis. Wild lettuce leaf, hops, and passion flower have calming, muscle relaxing effects, and Sea Cucumber is a natural source of chondroitin, which is important for healthy joints.
What other illnesses can Natural TMJ Relief help?
While I developed Natural TMJ Relief for people with TMJ problems, the effects are systemic. It also helps with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and any kind of muscle and/or joint pain, such as muscle tension headaches and lower back pain.
Does this TMJ treatment have any side effects?
None. I formulated Natural TMJ Relief to be very safe for anyone who might take it. Unless, that is, you are allergic to soy, avocado, shellfish, or any of the other ingredients. In that case, I would not take the product unless you check with your physician first.
Will it interact with any medications?
No, of course if you have any specific concerns you should ask your doctor.
Where can it be purchased?
There are a few independent vitamin/ health food stores carrying Natural TMJ Relief, but for most it will be easier to just go right to our website at NaturalTMJRelief.com.
Besides offering this safe, natural alternative, it really is my hope to educate people, especially women, about TMJ problems. Early treatment can be successful. The more chronic it becomes, the harder and less predictable it is to treat. At our website, NaturalTMJRelief.com, I also have links to other helpful products and information, as well as a blog, so those with TMJ can share stories, self-help tips, etc. I truly believe it is up to the individual to educate himself/ herself and take charge of one's own health.
LoveToKnow would like to thank Dr. Jeffery Wheaton for telling us about his natural TMJ treatment. If you would like more information about TMJ, you can also visit The TMJ Association.