Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) – Client Case Histories
KG Stiles Holistic Health Coach Since 1980


Chronic TMJ, Shoulder Girdle discomfort/Upper Back & Neck Pain radiates into arms & hands/Fearful
April (not her real name) was an artist and also cleaned houses for a living. She performed excessive repetitive movements with her upper torso, arms and hands. She was in excruciating pain and was extremely sensitive. Even the slightest touch would create waves of uncontrollable shaking in her upper back and arms. No one had been able to help her and she was desperate. April had come from an abusive household as a child and had a pattern of attracting abusive relationships with men. April didn’t trust her own judgment and was fearful of trusting anyone when we first met.

Slowly we began to work. At her first visit I balanced her cortices and performed the hydration protocol, as well as consciousness issues as indicated. I also balanced several neuromuscular segments of her shoulder and arms and gave her exercises to do.

A week later when I saw her she was showing signs of improvement, but was still in pain. I did active memory links for issues around being loved and again did neuromuscular balancing for her shoulder, arms and hands as indicated. She began taking an essential oil formula for releasing trauma and to help her heal.

I worked weekly with April over a 6 week period and she steadily improved and was no longer in pain. She had entered a relationship with a man that she said was the healthiest she’d ever had.

Two months passed before I saw April again. Her shoulder girdle pain had flared up. She was in the process of selling her home and moving to another town to begin a live-in relationship with the man she’d been seeing. She was feeling very vulnerable. I balanced her shoulders, arms and hands, along with balancing active memory and consciousness aspects as indicated. I gave her a new essential oil formula for helping with her transition and trusting herself.

Two months passed before I saw April again. She commented that every time she went through some major change her shoulders always seemed to act up. I balanced the neuromuscular segments indicated, along with cortices, and created an essential oil formula for enhancing spiritual awakening. I’ve not seen her since, that was 7 months ago.

Allergies/Chronic neck and shoulder pain
Sara (not her real name) came to see me for a painful anterior deltoid muscle and restricted range of motion in her shoulder. She had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel with radiating pain into her elbow and hand. She was in excruciating pain and had seen a number of health care practitioners with no improvement. I balanced neuromuscular segments related to shoulder, arm and hand, as well as her pelvis. I gave her exercises to help her recovery.

I saw Sara for a follow-up a week later. She was feeling good improvement. There was less severe pain, but her range of motion was still restricted. The primary area of pain had shifted to the top of both of her shoulders. Her allergies had cleared. We balanced the neuromuscular segments indicated for shoulder, arm, hand, pelvis and the knees. She was given additional exercises and scheduled for a follow-up. Her arms and shoulder were feeling less painful and her range of motion had improved considerably. This time we also balanced her TMJ for allergies. I gave her breathing exercises to open her diaphragm. I instructed her to follow-up if needed.

Sara came in for a session 6 weeks later. Her shoulder discomfort and arm pain had completely resolved and her allergies had entirely cleared. She had scheduled to see me for her knee; she’d injured it hiking over the weekend. I balanced her pelvis and knees as indicated and scheduled her for a week follow-up. She was instructed in exercises for her knees to help stabilize and strengthen them.

When I saw her in a week her knee was much improved, the swelling was down, but it still caused her some discomfort. We balanced the hamstring and knee as indicated. She was told to follow-up as needed.

Sara came in for an appointment 6 months later. She was under tremendous stress from an accelerated training at work. She was fighting off a viral infection and had a sore throat. Her anterior deltoid, this time on the opposite side, was tender. She’d had no problems during allergy season this year. I balanced her Body Chemistry for a virus, performed balancing techniques for her shoulders and arms and TMJ. I gave her Thieves Oil Plus with essential oils known to ward off bacteria and viruses. She was instructed to do her shoulder and breathing exercises. She scheduled for a one week follow-up.

When I next saw Sara she was greatly improved and over the “bug” she’d been fighting. The anterior deltoid pain was now intermittent. I balanced her shoulder girdle and she scheduled a one week follow-up as indicated.

At her next appointment Sara reported that her range of motion had greatly improved. I balanced her pelvis and hamstring and performed the TMJ and shoulder procedures as indicated. I told her to follow-up as needed.

Two months passed. Sara came in for lowback stiffness this time. Her other symptoms had resolved shortly after her last visit. I balanced her pelvis, hamstrings, and psoas. She was instructed in exercises to help her back and scheduled her for a 2 week follow-up.

When I saw her it was the day before a major examination, the culmination of her training. Her stress was tremendous. I balanced cortices and performed the switching technique as indicated. Again pelvis, hamstring and psoas were balanced, along with TMJ. I gave her additional exercises to strengthen her lowback and an essential oil formula to help calm her nerves and focus her mind. I told her to follow-up as needed.