Overview and Treatments for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: By Dr. Viorel Iliescu & Dr. Damiana Corca

By the estimate of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, as much as 5-12% of the US population suffers from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD). Common therapies such as ice, chewing on softer foods and temporary pain drugs may bring some relief, but if you are one of the 15% of the above number that develops chronic TMJD, you surely know that these therapies are like giving massage to a wooden leg. Continue reading

Acupuncture in Stomatology – Research, Treatments, and Concepts: by Dr Damiana Corca

“For there was never yet philosopher

That could endure the toothache patiently.”

~William Shakespeare

With my next dental visit drawing near, I “coincidentally” came across the above quote from Shakespeare. Needless to say it immediately occurred to me that my next article should definitely be on teeth – and everything related to them. Continue reading

ABC of Healthy Eyes: by Dr Damiana Corca

The most complex organ besides the brain, the eyes diligently serve us as the most sophisticated camera that ever existed. For example, our eyes can see more than 10 million color hues and record over 24 million images over a lifetime.

As we age, our whole visual system undergoes changes and usually around the age of 45 many people become aware of some pathological changes. Menopausal women experience a quite bothersome dryness while elderly adults even have difficulty in raising their eyes up. Continue reading

Acupuncture 101: by Dr Damiana Corca, DOM, AP

Seen through the eyes of today’s society, Acupuncture still is a rather vague notion. Quite paradoxical, I dare say, since it is one of the oldest recorded healing modalities. Anyway, the simple awareness of its effectiveness and well-established and well-deserved reputation as one of the main healing modalities in China and other countries won’t help you understand more about it. How about some facts to give you a glimpse of what acupuncture means? Continue reading