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UNDERSTANDING THE SOURCE OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS (TMJ)

By Diego Villena | July 5, 2018

You open your mouth to say hello to a friend, and suddenly there is a loud click in your jaw. You try to brush it off, but over time the clicking continues. One day you wake up and realize it never went away. And worse still, the clicking is now accompanied by pain. Temporomandibular joint […]

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BUTEYKO BREATHING AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

By Diego Villena | June 13, 2018

Breathing incorporates a variety of physical and physiological processes that work together to maintain balanced respiration. When any of those elements are out of place, problems will arise. Common physical affectors include constricted airways and mouth breathing, both of which are treatable through myofunctional therapy. For non-physical imbalances in the respiration process, the Buteyko Breathing […]

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Treating Airway Difficulties – CPAP or Myofunctional Therapy?

By Muscles In Harmony | May 15, 2018

Image via S. Bea, licensed CC BY-SA 2.0 One of the most common treatments for severe airway constriction and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are continuous positive airway pressure ventilators, or CPAPs. These devices are worn to help sufferers breathe more easily at night. While it may provide temporary relief, a CPAP is not a cure. […]

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INTRODUCTION TO MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

By Muscles In Harmony | May 2, 2018

When’s the last time you thought about your teeth? How about the muscles in your jaw, or where your tongue rests when you’re not using it? We tend to forget about things like this as we go about our daily lives, yet all too often this is precisely where our most frustrating health issues originate. […]

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Mouth Breathing – Sources, Symptoms, and Solutions

By Muscles In Harmony | April 3, 2018

Healthy humans of all ages usually breathe through our noses. Occasionally we’ll take a gulp of air through the mouth, such as when we’re exercising or have stuffy sinuses. That’s a perfectly normal thing to do, but if it becomes an ongoing habit, there could be some deeper issues worth taking a look at. Breathing […]

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Tethered Oral Tissues: Tongue-Tie and Your Family

By Muscles In Harmony | February 21, 2018

Ever pulled out a mirror and looked under your tongue? If so, you probably noticed a small bit of tissue connecting it to the floor of your mouth. That’s the lingual frenulum, one of many soft structures that make up your facial physiology. This tissue keeps the tongue in place and prevents it from moving […]

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TETHERED ORAL TISSUES: TONGUE-TIE AND YOUR FAMILY

By Muscles In Harmony | February 21, 2018

Ever pulled out a mirror and looked under your tongue? If so, you probably noticed a small bit of tissue connecting it to the floor of your mouth. That’s the lingual frenulum, one of many soft structures that make up your facial physiology. This tissue keeps the tongue in place and prevents it from moving […]

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Introduction to Myofunctional Therapy

By Muscles In Harmony | February 5, 2018

When’s the last time you thought about your teeth? How about the muscles in your jaw, or where your tongue rests when you’re not using it? We tend to forget about things like this as we go about our daily lives, yet all too often this is precisely where our most frustrating health issues originate. […]

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