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As a treatment for
temporomandibular disorder (TMD), hypnosis may help you
relax your facial and jaw muscles and break unconscious tooth-grinding and
Under the guidance of a trained psychotherapist, you are guided into
a calm, focused, relaxed state of body and mind (trance state). After this state
is achieved, you may be more susceptible to the power of motivational
suggestions provided by the counselor.
When you complete 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
Psychological evaluation is important before hypnosis therapy is
begun to identify any emotional factors that may be contributing to
TMD, such as
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Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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