These are the acupressure points for tmj pain. Working on these points can help you get better faster. You do not have to use all of these points. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.
Acupressure Point Tai Yang — Tai Yang
Chinese Name: 太 陽
Location: in the depression about 1 inch posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus. It’s in the large depression on the side of the head about 1 inch away from the end of the eyebrow.
Benefits: headache, eye disease, deviation of the eye, deviation of the mouth, pain in the eye.
Acupressure Point SI19 — Ting Gong
Chinese Name: 聽宮
Location: anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.
Benefits: deafness, tinnitus, ear infection, toothache, t.m.j. Pain.
Acupressure Point SI18 — Guan Liao
Chinese Name: 顴顟
Location: directly below the outer canthus, in the depression on the lower border of zygoma.
Benefits: facial paralysis, twitching of the eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheeks, and discoloration of the sclera.
Acupressure Point ST7 — Xia Guan
Chinese Name: 下關
Location: at the lower border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression anterior to the condyloid process of the mandible when the mouth is closed.
Benefits: deafness, tinnitus, ear infection, tooth ache, facial paralysis, pain in the face, t.m.j. Pain.
Acupressure Point P6 — Nei Guan
Chinese Name: 內關
Location: three finger width above the wrist crease on the palmar side.
Benefits: palpitation, vomiting, mental disorders, chest pains-emotional and physical, nausea, to decrease appetite, to calm down, decrease panic attacks, to stop smoking, addictions to alcohol, food and drugs, poor memory, to promote yawning, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Acupressure Point LI4 — Hoku
Chinese Name: 合 谷
Location: At the highest spot of the muscle on the back of the hand that protrudes when the thumb and index finger are brought close together. Midway between the thumb and index finger approximately one body inch above the web.
Benefits: Relieves pain and inflammation in the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck. Headache, red eye, pain in the eye, nose bleed, toothache, sore throat, facial swelling, fever, abdominal pain, constipation, delayed menstrual cycles, absence of menstruation in fertile women without pregnancy, PMS, delayed labor, to balance the energy in the body, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy in cancer patients
It is important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.
Caution: You should consult with a healthcare professional before practicing Acupressure or starting any diet, exercise, Chinese herbs or other supplementation programs.