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Episode Summary:

Did you know that the shape of your oral cavity & throat region can dictate how well you sleep, how much pain you have & your quality of life? And did you know that hormone levels can change your pain tolerance?  How you breathe has a direct effect on your nervous system & can lead to multiple common chronic issues such as TMJ pain, migraines, sleep apnea & systemic pain. Dr. Dave Shirazi is a board certified dentist who specializes in sleep & pain medicine. In this episode of The Health Fix Podcast, Dr. Jannine Krause interviews Dr. Dave Shirazi on interventions and treatments for sleep apnea, TMJ, snoring, migraines & chronic pain.

Episode Details:

How acupuncture helps with TMJ & sleep disorders

How oral appliances combined with acupuncture stop the cycle of pain in TMJ

Centrally sensitized pain & connection to referred & chronic pain

Alternatives to CPAP machines

How myofunctional therapy trains your tongue & airway to improve breathing

About The Health Fix Podcast: 

Jannine Krause is a naturopathic doctor & acupuncturist here to give you your dose of health, fitness, nutrition and stress management tips to take control of your health to live a fun active healthy life. Discover how to defy aging naturally at


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