TMJ is the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMJ is associated with pain and/or tenderness in your face, which can affect one side or both sides simultaneously. An individual can experience pain in the neck, shoulder and around the ear canal. Along with pain, individuals experience clicking, popping and/or grating sounds in the jaw. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness and/or wheezing sounds.
Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed on one side of the face, causing that side of the face to drop. Bell’s Palsy specifically effects the 7th cranial nerve. In oriental medicine, Bell’s Palsy is known as wind attack or external wind stroke attack.