TMJ Disorder and Jaw Pain make you uncomfortable in eating/drinking and doing your work. Before the pain gets worse, you should use acupressure points for TMJ relief.
The Pressure Points for TMJ are very easy to apply, anyone can learn and apply them to get quick relief in jaw pain. You need to apply the acupressure points for jaw pain on a regular basis to get faster and effective results.
Acupressure Points for TMJ Pain also relax the muscles of face, so the blood circulation will be improved and the face will glow more. People who apply these pressure points, will find them helpful in toothache and headache problems.
Causes of Jaw Pain and TMJ Syndrome/Disorder
The jaw pain and TMJ disorder can occur in children, young people and old age people. The TMJ syndrome is more common in children and elderly because both of them have weak jaw bones. Here we will explain some possible causes of jaw pain and TMJ disorder as under:
- The major reason behind jaw pain is injury on the face.
- The long term toothache may also lead to jaw pain and temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder.
- Tired and Stressed Jaw Muscles due to too much clenching or grinding of teeth.
- Jaw Muscles Spasm/Contraction, Sore Muscles and Tissue Damage.
Some people take jaw pain lightly but as time passes, the pain becomes unbearable. At that time, people have no choice other than taking treatment of such pain from a dentist or dental surgeon.
Symptoms of Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder
Like every other disease, jaw pain and temporomandibular joint disorder also have some symptoms. The person who is suffering from jaw pain or related issues, may have following symptoms:
- Problem in chewing food
- Pain in jaw or joint between jaw & teeth
- Cannot open the mouth because of pain
- Constant pain in neck and back pain
- Headache or Migraine problem and
- Pain in cheek
All these symptoms indicate that the person may have jaw pain or TMJ Disorders and s/he should get necessary treatment.
Pressure Points for TMJ and Jaw Pain Relief
There are some Effective Acupressure Points for Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorders which can be described as follows:
- Gall Bladder 2 Point (GB2)
- Small Intestine 19 Point (SI19)
- Triple Warmer 21 Point (TW21)
- Stomach 6 Point (ST6)
- Small Intestine Point (SI18)
- Triple Warmer 17 Point (TW17)
- Gall Bladder 1 Point (GB1)
- Gall Bladder 20 Point (GB20)
- Stomach 7 Point (ST7)
All the Acupressure Points for Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder can be explained in detail as under:
01. Gall Bladder 2 Point (GB2):
Acupressure Gall Bladder 2 Point is falling near the ear gate, half finger-width below SI19 Point. The GB2 Point is most effective TMJ relief pressure points. The exact spot of Gall Bladder 2 Point is displayed in the picture above.
Find the GB2 Point and apply mild pressure with your thumb or index finger. Hold the pressure on both sides of your face for a few moments. Repeat the massage several times in a day to get better results. Acupressure GB2 Point is specially applied for TMJ Disorder and ear related problems.
02. Small Intestine 19 Point (SI19):
Acupressure Small Intestine 19 Point is located at outer side of the ear, just above GB2 Point. Please check the picture mentioned above to know exact place of SI19 Point. The SI 19 is also the best pressure point to relief in TMJ.
Take a deep breath and apply a little pressure on SI19 Point with your middle fingertips (simultaneously on both sides). Hold the pressure for one minute and release, do this process four-five times everyday. Acupressure Small Intestine 19 Point is very useful to give relief in toothache, TMJ Disorder/Syndrome, infection in ear, deafness and tinnitus.
03. Triple Warmer 21 Point (TW21):
Press the TW21 Point gently with your index finger or any other finger. Release the pressure point after sometime. Acupressure Triple Warmer 21 Point can heal toothache, stiffness of lips, spasm of jaw muscles, TMJ Disorder/Syndrome headache, tooth decay and neck pain.
04. Stomach 6 Point (ST6):
Acupressure Stomach 6 Point is located on front area of the face. You can find the exact place of ST6 Point in between upper jaw and lower jaw. This pressure point is also known as Acupressure Jaw Chariot Point. If you still have problem in recognizing the ST6 Point, please refer the picture given above.
Apply firm pressure on ST6 Point with your thumbs and hold it for sometime. Repeat the procedure several times in a day. Acupressure Stomach 6 Point will help in relieving chewing problem, TMJ Disorder, jaw tension, jaw pain, neck stiffness, neck pain and mouth opening problem.
05. Small Intestine Point (SI18):
Acupressure Small Intestine 18 Point is located on the lower edge of the cheekbone, directly below the outer corner of the eye. You can easily find the SI18 Point on your face by seeing the picture displayed above.
Put your thumbs on SI18 Point on both sides of face and apply firm pressure for some time. Repeat the same procedure three-four times in a day. Acupressure Small Intestine 18 Point can heal swelling of cheeks, TMJ Disorder/Syndrome, facial paralysis, toothache and twitching of eyelids.
06. Triple Warmer 17 Point (TW17):
Acupressure Triple Warmer 17 Point is situated in the indentation behind the earlobe on both sides of the face. You should see the picture given above to reach TW17 Point spot.
Apply gentle pressure on TW17 Point with your thumbs or middle fingers, hold the pressure for a minute and then release it. Stimulate the TW17 Point several times in one day. Acupressure Triple Warmer 17 Point is beneficial to reduce ear discharge, TMJ Disorder, earache, redness of ear, deafness and ear swelling.
07. Gall Bladder 1 Point (GB1):
Acupressure Gall Bladder 1 Point is situated in the orbit of the eyes. You can reach to GB1 Point by moving outside (approx. half inch) from your eye on both sides. You should see the picture given above to find the Gall Bladder 1 Pressure Point.
Now hold the GB1 Point on both sides of your face with your middle and ring fingers. Apply firm pressure for one to two minutes and repeat the process when you are free in whole day. Acupressure GB1 Point is helpful to give relief in redness of eyes, headache & migraine, TMJ Disorder, vision failure and foggy vision.
08. Gall Bladder 20 Point (GB20):
Acupressure Gall Bladder 20 Point is situated on the back side of the neck. You can find the GB20 Point at below the base of the skull, in the hollow between two vertical neck muscles. If you still have any difficulty to reach Gall Bladder 20 Point, please see the picture given above.
Hold your head with your hands and keep the thumbs on GB20 Point. Apply firm pressure on the point for one to two minutes and do it four times in a day. Acupressure Gall Bladder 20 Point is effective to reduce hypertension, shoulder pain, neck pain, neck stiffness, headache and weakness of body.
09. Stomach 7 Point (ST7):
Acupressure Stomach 7 Point is a specific pressure point for TMJ pain and lower jaw toothache. The ST7 Point is situated on the face, anterior to the ear. The exact location of Stomach 7 Point is in the depression between the zygomatic arch and the mandibular notch. Kindly see the picture above to locate the ST7 Point on your face.
Find out ST7 Point and apply gentle pressure on it (both sides of the face) for one minute, then release. Applying pressure on Stomach 7 Point will help relieving TMJ pain, facial pain, lower jaw toothache, ear pain, deafness, tinnitus and ear infection.
FAQs about Pressure Points for TMJ and Jaw Pain
The Acupressure Points for TMJ Syndrome and Jaw Pain are situated at various spots on your body. Here we provide some important questions and their answers to improve your knowledge about how to get rid of jaw pain with acupressure points. Kindly go through all FAQs that we are going to share below.
Q.1 What are the pressure points for TMJ?
GB1, GB2, GB20, SI18, SI19, ST6, TW17 and TW21 are the pressure points for TMJ relief.
Q.2 What pressure point relieves jaw pain?
ST6 pressure point relieves jaw pain, it is situated between the upper jaw and lower jaw. You can also use TW21 pressure point for relieving jaw pain.
Q.3 How can I instantly relieve jaw pain?
You can instantly relieve jaw pain with a hot compress therapy or a cold compress therapy or applying acupressure points for jaw pain at home.
The Bottom Line:
All the information mentioned above about Acupressure Points for Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder/Syndrome is true as per our research. You can apply these pressure points to relieve jaw pain and TMJ symptoms in a few minutes.
If you feel too much jaw pain even after applying acupressure points, you should immediately consult a dentist or dental surgeon. In case you have any query or doubt regarding pressure points for jaw pain relief then ask us in the comment section. We will reply to your queries with appropriate solutions ASAP.