Hypnosis for TM disorders

As a treatment for temporomandibular (TM) disorder, hypnosis may help you relax your facial and jaw muscles and break unconscious tooth-grinding and jaw-clenching habits.

Under the guidance of a trained psychotherapist, you are guided into a calm, focused, relaxed state of body and mind (trance state). Once this state is achieved, you may be more susceptible to the power of motivational suggestions provided by the counselor.

At the completion of hypnosis therapy (usually after 3 to 8 sessions), you may receive a motivational tape that you can use to help reinforce the relaxation habit-changing messages that were suggested during therapy.

Psychological evaluation is important before hypnosis therapy is begun to identify any underlying emotional factors that may be contributing to TM disorder, such as anxiety or depression.

For more information, see hypnosis.

Last Updated: January 13, 2010

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