Relieve TMJ & Jaw Pain with 4 Fingers
How It Works
1- Bring your four fingers together in a flat and level line (all except for your thumb).
2- Open your mouth as wide as you can.
3- Rotate your hand and put the four fingers in your mouth (your pointer finger should touch your upper front teeth and your pinky should touch your bottom front teeth). If at first you are unable to get all 4 fingers in at once, start with 3 fingers and work up to 4 as days goes on and 3 fingers becomes easy. You should feel the stretch.
4- Hold for 5 seconds.
5- Repeat 4 times.
Doing this will release the tension in your jaw. You can do it when you're experiencing jaw pain or do it daily for prevention. If you're someone like me, who is prone to grind or clench your teeth when you sleep, doing this right before you sleep will help reduce the likelihood of doing so that night.
What You’ll Need
- 4 fingers
- 20 seconds
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I was grinding and clenching my teeth at night and experiencing jaw pain and TMJ. My acupuncturist recommended that I do this daily before going to sleep and it has been working well for me. I've shared this with a few friends who have TMJ and it works for them too!