A Natural Way To Treat TMJ Pain

Got jaw pain?  Here’s something that may help.

Fake chewing.  Here’s how:

  • Put your lips together.
  • Teeth apart.
  • Pretend you are chewing.

That small movement uses your jaw muscles and increases circulation in them.  That’s why it helps them relax.

Some people with tight jaw muscles and TMJ pain find that chewing actually makes their jaw pain worse.  If that’s the case for you, this simple movement may help.

I find that chewing gum when I drive helps keep muscle tension away from my jaw, neck and head.  The only problem with that is most gum is loaded with nasty chemical stuff and yucky fake sweeteners like aspartame that actually cause head pain.

You can buy Xylitol gum from the health food store.  (Don’t be fooled at the drug store.  It may says xylitol but read the label–the yucky stuff is still there.)

You can order the good gum online, too.  It only has a few ingredients and they are natural.

And get this:  Xylitol is a type of natural sugar that kills bacteria in your mouth!

So you can have a healthier mouth and get rid of pain in your jaw at the same time. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “A Natural Way To Treat TMJ Pain

  1. In some people, Aspartame can cause some nasty reactions. I also avoid aspartame even if i am not allergic to it. I am more inclined to use natural sweeteners such as Stevia or Xylitol because they are much better than Aspartame based sweeteners. :”‘,` Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Hi Tristan,

    I’m with you; aspartame is bad. It can cause migraines and head pain. It has no value in my mind. But the natural sweeteners, when needed, can be good. Xylitol kills bad bacteria and so does honey. But when we think of it, the things that aspartame are in aren’t good for us in the first place. Taking things with little or no food value and adding additional chemicals doesn’t make much sense.

    The link that you included in your comment didn’t work for me. If you would like to resend it I will try to review it again.

    Thank you for your input!
    Kathryn
    The Pain Relief Coach

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