This week's Reflexology Minute: TMJ
You will learn:
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. If you have pain in your jaw, the feeling of tightness or pain in or around your ears, have a popping or clicking sound when you open your mouth, or are unable to open your mouth at all, you may have TMJ (sometimes referred to as TMD or TMJD).
This condition can be mild and intermittent or it can be a more chronic condition that is debilitating and can lead to surgery. When someone has TMJ it can be very painful to apply touch to the area directly. Reflexology offers a way to access the jaw through the reflexology points located below our nails on the dorsum of our hands and feet.
To address the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ, jaw pain, and the clenching or grinding of the teeth, press on this area below the finger nails 1-3 times per finger. If the pain is severe do the jaw reflexes located under the nail beds of your toes as well.
If your TMJ is stress-induced, press on the reflexology points for the adrenal glands.
Chantel C. Lucier, and her company, The AtHome Experience, are dedicated to educating and enlivening the individual towards greater connection to themselves, each other, and their community. By teaching people how to care for themselves at home, The AtHome Experience aims to empower people to create and sustain optimal health and well-being. By caring for ourselves and each other we construct and co-create a better future!