How Healthy is your Jaw?

Once upon a time a girl took a fit of sneezing as soon as she had finished eating…her eyes filled with water, her nose was stuffed and blocked, her lower back was stiff, tense and felt twisted…all until she had a Kinesiology treatment. Her jaw was misaligned and had been causing problems for years. As soon as the jaw was fixed the sneezing stopped as the sinus pathway had been cleared…That girl was me. The difference was simply unbelievable.

How does your jaw feel?

Did you know your jaw can be a sign that your body is healthy and in balance or indeed out of balance? Have you been to the dentist recently or had your mouth open for prolonged periods, does your jaw ache or  lock frequently or make clicking sounds as it moves? Do you grind or clench your teeth? Does your jaw get tired from chewing? Any of these may be signs your jaw is actually misaligned. This means that the muscle structure which allows the jaw bone to move is weakened. This may be due to food intolerance, an accident, whiplash, an old injury, (who didn’t get a good bash to the head as a child) also prolonged stress in the body over many years is a biggie. Tension or anger can result in teeth grinding or jaw clenching. You may be in the habit of doing this unknown to yourself either day or night. If you feel you clench your teeth regularly, the next time you feel yourself doing it, stop and ask why, what is going on, how do I feel?

Jaw or Temporo-Mandibular Joint Facts

The jaw is actually known as the TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint). It is the most complex joint in the body. It has greater range of motion than any other joint as it has the ability to move up and down, forward and backwards, side to side and combinations of all of these. It is controlled by the motor cortex of the brain which controls every bodily movement and 50% of the brain messages filter through this area.

The constant motion of the jaw means it never really gets much of a rest. To help ease tension in the jaw area, make your hand into a fist shape and in a circular motion rub all around the jaw bone and face region. Rebalancing of the jaw with Kinesiology techniques is needed in most cases and sometimes nutrition such as Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin E and so on as well as getting to the root of stress and tension if relevant are necessary for a correctly functioning jaw.

Problems caused from a misaligned jaw

To name a few, misaligned jaws can result in headaches especially after eating, migraines, sinus problems, and may be the cause of digestive problems due to poor chewing of food and stimulation of digestive juices, constipation, back pain, hip or knee pain, pelvic misalignment, menstrual pain and more. You too can help boost the functionality and reduce the stress in your jaw. Enquiries or to obtain your FREEJaw Relief’ pack email