The TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT, or TMJ, is a joint that connects the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the skull in the front of the ear, called the temporal bone. Problems with this joint can cause head tension.
Teeth grinding and clenching, known as Bruxism, can cause tension in the jaw that can travel up to the head. Other dental problems may also be involved.
Millions of people may be clenching or grinding their teeth every night but may not be aware of it until dental changes occur, or they begin to notice a constant aching or head tension.
A variety of helps are available for TMJ problems, such as jaw exercises, splints, mouth guards, and avoiding very hard foods, heat, and cold. There are also Essential Oils that can help with TMJ head tension, including:
MARJORAM is an especially calming and soothing Essential Oil that has a wide range of properties. It can support many body systems, but especially the immune and nervous systems. It is excellent for supporting muscles and joints, and very effective in relaxing when used topically in massage.
• Apply to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress.*
• Apply to a fussy child’s feet prior to a nap.
• Replace Marjoram Essential Oil in your next recipe that calls for dried Marjoram.
• Apply to muscles before and after exercising.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
DIFFUSION: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
INTERNAL USE: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
TOPICAL USE: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
QUESTION – WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO RELAX?