Returning to the creation of modern medical medicines for pain relief, people of the old days would use alternative measures such as acupressure for the relief of a toothache. Feelings of pain like having toothache can often caused by tension and stress. It’s important to relax and reduce stressors in your life for these approaches to have the most impact.
Acupressure can be applied to soothe a pain in the back, a headache, a toothache or even a little discomfort of an orthodontic treatment (visit www.auorthodontist.com.au to find out more).
What to do:
- Place the tip of your index finger in front of your ear hole. Then open your jaw slightly and feel the resulting gap. Gently push the tip into space and then feel a tingling sensation in the jaw. This paralyzes the nerve that causes toothache pain.
- Place your index finger under your ear where it hits your head. You should place it in the space behind the lobe of your ear. When you open your jaw, notice that the gap widens. Press the point in the area and feel the numbness in your ear and on the side of your head.
- Guide a line down and over your jaw and stop when you reach the outer corner of your eye. Begin by pressing the point on the inside edge of the jaw, pushing the press up and towards the jaw. The whole mouth will be deaf.
- Move your finger to the cheekbone. Feel the bottom of your cheekbone until you reach the point just below your eyeball while looking forward. Then, slowly, point up and in, toward your cheekbone. This will make your face, including the upper jaw, numb.
- Look at your foot now and look for your Achilles tendon. Then gently push the tips on either side of the center of the Achilles tendon. Be sure to do this in the groove between the ridge and the bone protruding from your ankle area. The pressure he exerts in this area forces his body to divert attention from the pain he has experienced.
The suggestions you should keep in mind, never use them to force more than you can support. Use a gentle and constant force and be sure to stop therapy.
This method may not be sufficient depending on the sensitivity to the pressure of the person.
However, you can try this at your own pace and see if it works for your toothache relief.