Temporomandibular Joint Evaluation and Treatment Plan Pocket Guide
This pocket guide is a comprehensive collection of anatomical drawings that illustrates the anatomy and physiology of temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), and details causes of TMJ dysfunctions and the efficacy of various treatment modalities.
Written by John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., this pocket guide explores:
• Anatomy of the Temporomandibular Joint
• Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome: Causes and Contributing Factors
• Treatment Modalities
Spiral binding at the side of the Pocket Guide makes it easy to view the text and related illustration on the facing page.
8.5" long x 5.5" tall (fits in a large pocket!!)
“Holistic treatment for temporomandibular joint syndrome must therefore include all forms of bodywork, mind work, emotional work, spiritual work, and the integration of all these works in addition to allopathic and natural medicines, as well as dentistry and surgery.”
--John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M.
“CranioSacral Therapy (CST) can be thought of as the missing puzzle piece in the efficacy of many dental procedures. CST, as it expands our awareness beyond the mandible and maxilla, provides a holistic awareness of the dental mechanism and the well-being of the dental patient. And, whether performed by the dentist, dental assistant, or craniosacral therapist, the dental professional and the patient alike immediately recognize the benefit. The correction of dental mechanics should be made to a cranium that is as balanced as possible. This is important to ensure the effectiveness and longevity of the correction, the prevention of negative symptoms, as well as the overall health of the individual. Dentistry, the craniosacral system, and functional systems of the body are profoundly intertwined in an “elegant ecology.” Any change in dental anatomy and mechanics will have a significant influence on the craniosacral system and other functional systems of the body. Any craniosacral lesion, or correction of the lesion, affects dental anatomy and mechanics, and the body’s functional systems. This “elegant ecology” exists throughout the body, affecting anatomy and function. Its influence is so extensive that it is difficult to imagine any part of the body that is not affected.”
--Benjamin Shield, PhD, Certified Advanced Rolfer