If you ever experience a toothache, it is handy to know which tooth pressure points can alleviate your pain. This article is here to educate you on which pressure points work best to get rid of toothaches and where you can find these pressure points.
What is acupressure?
Acupressure is the process of applying pressure to a certain part of the body to alleviate pain, promote blood flow or lessen the tension felt by a certain body part. The pressure points are usually activated by applying pressure using the hands or fingers, and gently massaging the pressure point.
Start by sitting down and getting comfortable in a position. Take deep breathes to relax your body and get ready for the acupressure treatment. Massage and apply pressure to the chose pressure points, repeating as much as you see is necessary to get rid of the pain. You can repeat as much as you like, but make sure to stop if intense pain occurs. This type of massage can be applied by yourself, or you can have a friend or family member massage the pressure point for you.
What are the pressure points for toothache?
These are the different pressure points that you can massage to get rid of tooth pain.
Gall bladder 21. You can use this pressure point to get rid of facial pain, headaches and neck pain. You can stimulate this pressure point by pressing down on the top part of your shoulder.
Small intestine 18. This is one of the pressure points that is useful for mouth issues. It can alleviate toothaches, swollen gums, and even tooth decay. You can activate this pressure point by applying pressure to the cheekbone hole. That is the place on your face that is perpendicular to the outside of your eye and the outside of your nose.
Large intestine 4. This pressure point can be found in between your thumb and your index finger. You can activate the large intestine 4 pressure point to get rid of pains above the neck.
Stomach 6. You can use this pressure point to relieve the pain caused by mouth and tooth issues. Activate this pressure point by clenching your teeth together. This pressure point is located halfway between the corner of your mouth and the bottom of your earlobe, so it can be activated naturally just by simply clenching your teeth because the muscle flexes when you perform that action.
Stomach 36. This pressure point is located at the bottom part of your knee cap. It can be used to relieve nausea, stress, and fatigue. You can also use this to relieve tooth pain by eliminating the stress and fatigue related to it.
If you are experiencing toothaches, it is a good idea to try these acupressure points to relieve the pain. However, if pain persists, you should visit your dentist. They will be able to get to the bottom of why the pain is there and they can tell you how to get rid of it and prevent further pain in the future.