If you’re currently seeking TMJ help, you’ve come to the right place. No longer will you have to waste your time with so-called TMJ doctors that are fixated on prescribing you medications loaded with side effects. This strategy – as you probably already know – doesn’t get to the root of your problem. It doesn’t fix your disorder. And when you want TMJ help, treating the pain where it actually begins is critically important.
Today you’re going to learn 3 totally amazing TMJ home remedies. If you’re anything like me, making some minor tweaks to your diet, doing daily stretches, and slowly introducing exercising into your daily routine will have you feeling better right away.
Tip #1: Clip Your Wings
I hope I didn’t make you nervous when I talked about making some changes to your diet. Don’t worry fellow TMJ sufferers. I’m not asking you to go on a strict broccoli and rice cake diet. In fact, tweaking your diet has just as much to do with subtracting certain items as it doesn’t introducing new ones. And the place I want you to start is by removing energy drinks from your diet.
Yes, I know Red Bull gives you wings. It also gives you a massive dose of caffeine. All of that caffeine – and sugary sludge – promotes tension in the muscles. Not to mention it’s going to be that much more difficult to stay calm and relaxed in stressful situations if you’re wired on this stuff.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, try drinking green tea or (if you really do need caffeine) then at least try decaf coffee and mochas.
Tip #2: Feel the Burn!
Stretches are great for so many reasons, including:
- You can do them from home, work, on an airplane, and really any place where you have a few free minutes.
- They don’t cost a thing. Just find the stretches that work best for you and incorporate them into your daily routine.
- Stretching eases tension in the jaw, neck, and shoulders while strengthening the muscles.
- Even the most basic of stretches, such as lolling your head from side to side to relieve tension in your neck, can be the best TMJ help you can find.
Tip #3: Shake Shake Shake. Shake Shake Shake. Shake Your Booty!
The last tip of the day is to make sure you’re getting at least 15 minutes of exercise. For some of you, this may be 15 minutes more than you’re currently doing. For others, this may be the amount of time you spend warming up before swimming or running. The bottom line is that whatever gets your blood pumping – from dancing to hiking to shooting hoops – make sure to keep doing it. Much like stretching, simple exercises for TMJ will help ease the tension that so often leads to your discomfort.
What Do You Think?
There are tons of ways to find inexpensive TMJ help if you just make some tweaks to your daily routine. Are there any diet, stretching, or exercise tips that you can recommend? I’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!