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"TMJ" update and SR question and comment...

Posted by Sharon R. on January 19, 2000 at 16:10:35:

I have purchased "THE" workbook and have been practicing the progressive relaxtion technique. I seem to have less noticable "bracing" in the neck and shoulder area, and I don't feel as much tension in my jaw area.
I see this as a definite sign of improvement. My boifeedback therapist has also given me some tapes to use to assist me in the relaxation process. I had an appointment 2 days ago and my skin temperature was between 90-91, whereas when I first began 3 sessions, my skin temp remained in the high 70s. I believe my goal for this type of indicator is a temp of 94. My next goal is to turn off my brain!. The therapist said that there are also excercises that are used specifically for the hypothalamic region, so I am hoping we can get to those soon, before I crank out too much more with the biofeedback appointments. My goal is to get to alpha/theta, and then utilize my skills on my own time. Any suggestions you may have regarding this are greatly appreciated! Thanks again....P.S. I have had DIRECT experience with being the scapegoat regarding my son's father who at one time, was high profile in his profession. The sad and painful lesson I learned was that even the most reputable media sources do NOT always check out the authenticity of their sources. As far as I'm concerned they are ALL rag sheets until proven otherwise. It would have taken ONE open-eyed visit to this BB for Good Housekeeping to see the "real deal" and retain some level of integrity. Still astounds me to this day. It's ALL about the "buck".
What again is your recommendation for nausea?



Re: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment...

Posted by
Rona on January 19, 2000 at 16:22:41:

In Reply to: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment... posted by Sharon R. on January 19, 2000 at 16:10:35:

Hi there,
I need to know what helped with the tmj. I am having so much difficulty breaking the teeth touching habit. It's very hard not to check my bite all day and that puts me back into pain. Any ideas?
Rona



Re: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment...

Posted by Sharon R. on January 19, 2000 at 16:51:54:

In Reply to: Re: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment... posted by Rona on January 19, 2000 at 16:22:41:

Hi Rona,

Ironically the other day, I was reading your earlier posts re:TMJ and sympathizing greatly with what you must be enduring. I don't believe I have a textbook case of TMJ, as it has never been confirmed by a professional. I don't have the pain I have seen you talk about associated with it either. What I notice is a lot of tension in the jaw area, and some infrequent associated headaches. I have also noticed that I grind my teeth occasionally while I sleep....at least this is what I attribute sore jaw muscles to.
The only thing I can think of that may be helping this in my case is the SR, and massage therapy I have been receiving on a regular basis. I carry SO much tension in the neck and shoulder area, and the therapist often times massages the jaw area to loosen the muscles in that area. I'm a big believer in "muscle memory" and will need to continue doing whatever I can to loosen my muscles in any area of my body until these bad habits are forgotten. I think a big part of this will be the SR, but for immediate relief..have you tried researhing what massage or even accupuncture may do to help? Unfortunately, these therapies may cost some money, but in the short-term, they may be feasible for you. In addition to massage, I have had great results with accupunture on ailments that have had pain directly associated with them. Just a thought, and please let me know if you have any other questions!



Sorry...Some of the initial post above was a repeat

Posted by Sharon R. on January 20, 2000 at 00:22:26:

In Reply to: posted by Sharon R. on January 19, 2000 at 16:10:35:


Hi again Walt,

Sorry about the repeat post - I thought maybe my initial post was too far down the BB to expand on and ask more questions. Thanks again for your reply. I am practicing SR twice a day for approx. 20 minutes. I am hoping that I will have a good feel for when I actually reach Alph/Theta levels. Overall, I am feeling more relaxed in general, but would LOVE to permantly distinguish the many symptoms associated with LGS and Hypoglycemia. At this point, I think I would donate a viable organ for a bowl of chocolate icecream!
Anyhow - thanks again.




Re: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment about G.H.

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 21, 2000 at 10:02:53:

In Reply to: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment... posted by Sharon R. on January 19, 2000 at 16:10:35:

Thanks, Sharon.

I have no recomendations for THIS kind of nausea.

Walt



Re: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment... (Definition of TMJ?) ARCHIVE under TMJ.

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 21, 2000 at 10:13:04:

In Reply to: Re: "TMJ" update and SR question and comment... posted by Sharon R. on January 19, 2000 at 16:51:54:

Sharon,

MY bet is that you have yet to see anyone who truly IS "an expert in TMJ". Most "experts" in this new field really cannot make the diagnosis until it is terminal = has easily detected permanent damage to the joint. Gosh! Any idiot can make the diagnosis then!

The time to make the diagnosis is when the early signs of the condition are immistakable. of course, then the physician would have to know what causes those conditions and what to DO about reversing it BEFORE permanent damage occurs.

ANY competent physician or dentist (in this area) could easily make the diagnosis more than 20 years before that damage has taken place.

Grinding at night is a pretty far advanced stage of TMJ but, even IT would likely occur 10 years before xray evidence of damage.

There is NO WAY your symptoms could be improving with the SR UNLESS this is TMJ.

The docs who you have depended upon to make this diagnosis for you are trapped by the Tolstoy Syndrome.

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