If you’re anything like me, suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is no fun. Finding relief from TMJ pain can often be a disheartening and bank-account draining adventure. I’m not talking about the kind of adventure Luke Skywalker and his pals went on in the movie Star Wars either. I mean the kind of expedition that takes you from one doctor to the other and from one dentist to the next. In the end you still haven’t found the TMJ relief you desperately need.
That’s why I want you to cancel those future appointments with “TMJ doctors/dentists/specialists” in your area and start focusing on some TMJ relief methods that you’ve probably never heard of. By taking advantage of them today, you’ll start to feel the pain slowly dissipate in your jaw, neck, and shoulders.
To infinity … and beyond! (Oh wait, wrong movie.)
Bikram Yoga Can Deliver Instant TMJ Relief
One of the best-kept secrets for overcoming TMJ disorder is Bikram Yoga. I’ve been doing it for most of this year now and the results have been amazing. I’m pretty darn sure you’ll experience the same results if you give it a try.
Quite simply, Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute class conducted in a studio that’s heated to about 105 degrees. The theory here is that the increased heat promotes deeper stretching and relaxation while reducing stress and tension in the muscles. How funny! That’s exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to your disorder: deeper relaxation and less stress in the muscles. When you look at it from this point of view, no wonder Bikram Yoga is one of the best TMJ relief methods around.
If you’re ready to give it a try, do some initial research on the Internet to locate studios in your area. Try asking a few friends if they have any suggestions or poke around on sites like Yelp to check out the reputations of yoga studios in your town.
Magnesium Provides TMJ Relief
Another way to alleviate pain that often goes overlooked is the addition of magnesium-rich foods into your diet. That’s because magnesium helps relieve tension in your muscles. I have personally noticed a huge difference since I started consuming more magnesium each day. When combined with Bikram yoga, it truly gets to the heart of where the pain begins.
Starting today, here are just some of the foods you need to add to your diet:
- Navy beans
- Fish, such as flounder, sole, and halibut
- Oat bran muffins
- And most of all, spinach
The great thing about magnesium-loaded food is they all taste awesome. It’s pretty easy to incorporate them into your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner routine. Give them a shot today and let me know which foods are working well for you. And I just know that when you combine this new diet with Bikram Yoga that you’ll be excited to try out additional all kinds of other great home remedies.