Minimum  Destruction - Maximum Preservation

 Balanced Mouth is Incomplete without Balancing All Aspects of Self


DID YOU EVER YAWN OR OPEN YOUR MOUTH WIDE

ONLY TO HEAR THE CLICK OR POP SOUND?


Temporo-Mandibular-Joint TMJ Pain


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If it happened suddenly then the pain probably gave you a pause and probably even sent you researching on the web as to what you just experienced, especially if it begins to happen frequently. Some others may have gotten so used to the click or the pop, that you may just be assuming that this is “just the way you are”. Well if you don't know already then what you are experiencing is called TMJ or TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder is also known as TMD. In non-medical terms, it is simply called a jaw joint disorder. 

 

For many, medical terms can be daunting and may send you further into researching that term. In this case, all your search about TMJ pain or TMD must have put you even more towards worry than relief, especially if you are of XX female genetics. Research has shown that  92% of those born as females suffer from TMJ pain or TMD.     

 

WHY?

Because the collagen type in XX genetics Temporomandibular joint ligament is considered to be of a weaker quality which makes females more prone to enduring this problem than the XY genetics of their male counterparts.  


No matter whether a person is rich, poor, educated, uneducated, male or female, black, brown or white, an unchangeable fact is that disease, pain, or human suffering does not leave anyone. The modern-day lifestyle with poor eating and sleeping habits is further adding fuel to the fire and adding more and more people to the list of those suffering from TMJ-related problems. 


Whether it is a parent or spouse, friend or even a coworker wanting to ease the pain, In the moment of human suffering, a desire to help the one suffering thankfully brings out the compassion in each of us. 


While the online search may connect you with experts claiming themselves to be TMJ doctors or you may find many home remedies that help ease your TMJ pain, very little information exists about how to connect the dots between your TMJ issues with the rest of the body.


"Our body does not operate in parts,

but all the parts work towards balancing

the whole body” - Dr. Kalpna Ranadive 


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Our mouth and jaw joint is not localized in the body but is in constant communication with the whole body.

What happens in one cell is known to every other cell, tissue, and organ in the body.



WHAT DIFFERENTIATES VEDIC ALIGN FROM OTHERS?


 

At Vedic Align, we are committed to minimizing human suffering by teaching you how to blend the best of modern technology & research with the best of ancient wisdom and health sciences. No matter the type of disorder, we are passionate about bringing the imbalance within your life into balance. Using natural health solutions & lifestyle shifts found in Ayurveda and Ancient health wisdom from around the world, we aspire to transform the health care system for current and future generations to come. 


The Saṃpūrṇa Philosophy-based Mission 


Saṃpūrṇa (संपूर्ण) is a Sanskrit word that means Balanced Whole, Complete, Full, Entire. It is a two-part word made up of Sam (Balanced, Equanimous)  + Purna (complete) 


At Vedic Align we believe that the whole is equal to the sum of all parts in the dual nature of our existence. But it is also that the whole is greater than the sum of all parts in a non-dual existence of our life.  


All the completeness and wholesomeness have no value unless and until it is balanced and in perfect harmony. Thus at Vedic Align, our mission is to pay attention to Balance and Equanimity within the whole.  




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We always acknowledge the localized particular nature of any aspect n every individual but are always focused on acknowledging and resolving problems on the whole.


Solutions Stemming from Veda(s)


Veda(h), (वेद or वेदः) is the oldest surviving, 5000+ yr old,  four parts of Sanskrit-based ancient wisdom literature. written for the entire humanity in ancient Bharat, currently known as India. The word Veda stems from the root word Vid which is also the root word for knowledge (vidya) or wisdom. 

Sanskrit Meaning: Veda is 2 part word made up of Vah (is powerful) + Idam (This).  Veda = This is powerful knowledge. 


Veda is Sum total of ALL knowledge that is discovered and known to all aspects of our mind (Gross or tangible, subtle or intangible and supra subtle or beyond intangible) as well as undiscovered, yet to be discovered, revealed by our materialistically deluded mind. 


The ancient Rishis (sages), who documented this wisdom,  believed that this wisdom was given to humanity by our creator, God, almighty at the beginning of mankind for the betterment of all of humanity. This wisdom being transferred from one generation to another orally, from a teacher to student, was finally documented around 1500-1800 BC or whenever written Sanskrit came into being. These Rishis believed that the Veda(s) hold the secrets to undo or forebear all of human suffering and evolution until the end of time. And those who are ready can begin to tap into this wisdom anytime and anywhere in the world. Interestingly despite all the destruction of spiritual and life sustenance ancient writings by various invaders, Veda(s) remained untouched, unaltered, and undestroyed by any living being. 


The Vedic culture of ancient India was built around principles and wisdom stemming from the Vedas and even after multiple millennia, even if people don't realize it, it is still being used across all parts of the world. 


At Vedic Align, our mission is to bring the pure, authentic, unadulterated wisdom from Vedic culture that stood the test of time and make it easy to use for the entire world,  Why? 




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Because we know pain and suffering are part of being alive here on earth. We cannot eliminate pain and suffering but at Vedic Align we certainly can contribute to helping humanity to minimize its pain and suffering.



WHY IS TMJ OR TMD DISORDER IMPORTANT?


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TMJ as we see it is a debilitating, chronic joint and ligament issue that may create widespread symptoms like migraines & headaches, neck & jaw pain, tooth destruction, ringing in the ears to inability to eat, speak or even nourish yourself properly. From mild occasional pain to severe debilitating neurological pain, TMJ pain can range in various forms.


VEDIC SIGNIFICANCE OF TMJ DISORDERS


The center of our existence revolves around the presence or absence of life force, not breath but life force. How do we all know this? At the time of birth, the first breath makes life force felt and tangible. The last breath lets the life force go. No matter how much oxygen (breath) we pump into the body, once the life force is gone it's gone.  The Vedic rishis name this life force Prana (प्राण). The Asians call it Chi, while Star Wars calls it the Force.  As we all hope for “The Force” to be with us, any obstruction of the flow of this life force most definitely culminates into pain, suffering, disease, disorder, destruction, and ultimately death. 


The Yogis, monks, and even the Jedis knew this and so all attempts were made to keep the flow of life force flowing.  The mouth, nose, and opening and closing of our jaw joint are at the center of the flow of this life force not just locally but throughout the body. 

 


So at Vedic align we know that a person suffering from TMJ disorder, is by default mauled by a blockage in the normal flow of the life force - pRan. 


Since breath, mouth, and joints are all part of the whole life force, we acknowledge and address the blocks but we are mainly focused to bring the flow of life force back into any disordered area. 


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The current dental solutions for TMJ pain relates to the mouth range from getting a night guard/retainer that protects your teeth from deteriorating further or getting appliances that will stabilize the joint to more aggressive versions of cutting teeth to prepare for crowns/caps on all teeth to raise the jaw height to even joint replacement in extreme cases. 


Around the world, even today, minimal effort is placed on the integrative aspects of health care solutions. At Vedic Dental, a part of Vedic Align philosophy, we look at every dental and oro-facial problem from an all-body perspective. We believe everything is connected. And the problem that shows up in the mouth has widespread solutions not limited just to the body, but also within the emotions, nutrition, mental health, and spirit too.  Rather than keeping our treatment solutions focused and geared towards only solving local problems in the mouth and joint, we look at TMJ pain as one integrative problem with similar integrative solutions that help get you out of your misery sooner than later. 


 THE TMJ SERIES by VEDIC ALIGN 


To start with, we have curated the TMJ series that explains everything right from what TMJ is and how can you cure the TMJ pain with the help of Ayurvedic exercises without gouging through any hassle whatsoever. 

We at Vedic Align firmly believe in educating readers about their ailments before coming up with solutions for the same.
Keeping true to our words, before sharing the video on TMJ pain relief exercises, we have listed down all the nuances and jargon you need to know about the TMJ disorder.


WHAT IS TMJ?


In medical terms, TMJ or Temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to the skull and can be found on both sides of your head. It’s the joint that enables the jaw to open and close, to perform actions like eating or speaking. Since it’s a muscle and is almost in action all the time, inflammation can occur, and therefore cause the 'TMJ pain' which leads to the pop or click sound on the wide opening of the mouth.


A FEW INTERESTING STATISTICS REGARDING TMJ PAIN,


  • TMJ disorders or issues are FOUR times more prevalent among women than men
  • 90% or above patients seeking treatment for TMJ disorders are women in their childbearing months
  • Not more than 50% of the population suffering from TMJ pain seek a resolution for the pain

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WHAT CAUSES THE TMJ PAIN?


Though it’s tricky to know the exact cause of TMJ disorder, there can be numerous contributing factors like,

  • Jaw injury
  • Genetics
  • Arthritis
  • Growth disorders
  • Structural issues in jaw since birth
  • Frequent grinding or clenching of teeth

INDICATORS OF TMJ DISORDER,


Though it’s tricky to know the exact cause of TMJ disorder, there can be numerous contributing factors like,

  • Jaw pain
  • Face or neck pain
  • Vertigo
  • Stiffness of jaw muscles
  • Finding it tough to open mouth
  • Jaw locking
  • Ringing sound in ears
  • Unable to chew properly

HOW CAN TMJ DISORDERS BE DIAGNOSED?


Though it’s tricky to know the exact cause of TMJ disorder, there can be numerous contributing factors like,

  • X-Ray scan
  • CT scan
  • MRI

VEDIC ALIGN SOLUTIONS TO CURE THE TMJ DISORDER,


TMJ PAIN RELIEF EXERCISES BY DR. KALPNA RANADIVE


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A couple of generic methods to reduce TMJ pain include maintaining the right posture, exercising regularly, managing stress effectively, and taking adequate sleep.

But again, these practices are pretty generic and can be a great help for overall fitness too.


To deep dive more into the causes of TMJ disorders, and therefore come up with a concrete cure for the pain, we have curated two videos where KR explains the actual TMJ-affected area and how doing simple and easy-to-do acupressure exercises on Marma points can relieve the pain. Even if you are relying on medicines to relieve the TMJ pain, doing these acupressure exercises can act as a catalyst by reducing the recovery time to a great extent.  


Before watching, it’s better to read about a couple of jargon mentioned in the explainer videos. Knowing these beforehand will help you do the exercises more efficiently.


WHAT ARE MARMA POINTS AND WHY ARE THEY SO RELEVANT IN AYURVEDA?


Marma in Sanskirt denotes HIDDEN or SECRET. By definition, a Marma point is a junction in the body where two or more types of tissues viz. muscles, joints, or veins connect.

You’ll be surprised to know that the knowledge of marma was not only limited to healthcare workers but even warriors applied this knowledge on battlefields to hit and achieve the maximum lethal effect on enemies. Such is the competence of Vedas that if used in a pragmatic manner, it leaves no stone unturned while healing the patients!


With the help of acupressure exercises on Marma points, we basically attempt to remove the obstruction and rehabilitate the dislocated joint using harmless alternative solutions, 


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To add to the power of Marma Chikitsa (science), a few chronic diseases that can be healed using the same are mentioned below. 

Paralysis
Migraine
Cervical Spondylitis
Carpel Tunnel syndrome etc.

 


SIGNIFICANCE OF USING GHEE OR SESAME OIL DURING TMJ MARMA MASSAGE


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It’s well known that warm oil acts as a great lubricant during a massage. But the reason we suggest using Ghee or Sesame oil, in particular, is manifold,

  • Enhances hydration throughout the body
  • Cleanses the body from outside
  • Reduces inflammation, which in turn is the prime cause of TMJ pain


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