Treating TMJ Issues: Learn to treat your own issues on Zoom.

I am now offering Self-Treatment for TMJ Issues on Zoom, in case you are interested in learning to work in your own mouth to relieve your jaw issues.

You’ll share your symptoms and history, address your habits and other contributing factors, learn to release tension and stress from your system, and … learn to work in your own mouth, with guidance from a seasoned manual therapist who can speak your language.

The upside: You’ll save money, get a brief video recapping the intraoral skills to help you practice and integrate these skills, acquire several other skills that will help you relieve your own TMJ issues for the rest of your life, and have the confidence that you got this — NEXT!

How hard is it? If you’re not afraid to get your clean fingers wet or wear medical gloves, and if you can tell the difference between touching something hard and touching something soft, and if you are willing to go slowly with sensitivity, you can do it.

It’s often a revelation.

There’s no need to learn anatomical language. I can share that if you like, but most of the instructions are like this: ”slide the side of your index finger down your bottom molars on the opposite side…”.

Click to schedule your session. It’s one hour, $135.

What have you got to lose?

Treating TMJ issues: acupressure points for self-care

Recently I wrote about how acupuncture can help relieve jaw pain and the stress that often accompanies it. Today’s post is about doing acupressure on yourself for TMJ issues.

Keep in mind that if you see an acupuncturist, they will do an evaluation that may show other issues that they can address, with a focus on getting your whole system in balance.

But acupressure can help. Here’s a page by the leading expert on using acupressure, Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., on pressure points for sinus problems, jaw, TMJ, and bruxism and includes a 4:07 video (go to 1:18 for the jaw points).

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Image source: acupressure.com

He recommends holding them for a couple of minutes 2-3 times a day for a few weeks or months for best results if your jaw pain is chronic. Sinus, Jaw, TMJ and Bruxism Acupressure is 4:08.

I’ve previously shared a link to Heather Wibbel’s video (3:43) showing four points to apply pressure but if you missed it, here it is again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTKqvaY84G4

This site has good images of four points, two of which Heather covers (SI 19 and ST6), with two other points on the cranium (ST7 and GB12) that can help. https://www.bigtreehealing.com/tmj-relief-using-acupoints/

(Note: If you Google this topic, beware that not all the results are credible. I found one that pictured ST36 on the leg while describing a point on the face!)


I invite you to work with me!

MaryAnn Reynolds, MS, LMT, BCTMB
Austin, Texas
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy • TMJ Relief
online scheduler: maryannreynolds.as.me
text or voicemail: 512-507-4184