If you've recently been experiencing pain in your jaw and a friend has brought up trying acupuncture, you may be pretty skeptical. We don't blame you! While acupuncture is a growing pain treatment trend in the U.S., it's not as widely practiced in the West as it is in Asian countries. The first thing that may come to your mind is a vision of dozens of needles painfully stuck in your body. But if you're experiencing facial pain associated with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), this may be a new experience you want to try. Let's go over what acupuncture is, how it relates to relieving jaw pain, as well as other potential treatments that can bring you relief.