Archive for January 10, 2011

Health Tip # 5

TMJ – Temporo-Mandibular Joint disorder


  • Inability to open mouth comfortably,
  • Popping or clicking sounds in jaw joints,
  • Headaches,
  • Swelling by the jaw or Dizziness.

Thing to Help:

  • Slowly widen and open mouth 2-3 x daily
  • chew foods on molar teeth only (do not bite with front teeth)
  • heat applied when feeling tight or to increase circulation


  • The Masseter muscle starts at the connection point of the jaw and runs up the cheekbone in front of the ear.
  • Put fingertips at the point of jaw connection.
  • Open the jaw slowly to feel where the ‘notch’ is.
  • Let the fingertips get into the ‘notch’ behind the jaw and gently run in a circular motion