5 Home Remedies For TMJ

Musculo skeletal problem is the most common problem which everyone faces atleast once in their lifetime. But the temporo mandibular joint syndrome may not be faced by all the people. Temporo mandibular joint syndrome is a group of conditions where there is pain and tenderness in the areas which are covered by the joint such as head, ear, and jaws.


This provides difficulties in chewing and even talking as well. Temporo mandibular joint problems rarely affect people, but it is very difficult to manage with this disorder. Below are certain tips to manage it at home itself.

Best Home Remedies for Curing TMJ

Ice Applications

Cold applications or ice massage to the painful area has proved to give much effect to many people. Ice massage should be given in circular motions and should not be exceeded more than 5-6 minutes.

Alternatively just cold packs can also be applied to the painful jaw. When cold pack is applied it should be left for atleast 20 minutes to get the desired effects. This works by creating changes in the blood circulation and thereby strengthening the areas over there.

Ice Pack

Hot Packs

After the ice massage is done, it is very effective to have hot packs for just 2 minutes over the affected spot. Another good option would be to take alternate packs i.e., ice massage for 5 minutes and hot pack for 2 minutes and again ice for 5 minutes. This can be repeated for 4 to 5 times. This is wonderful therapy for any painful syndromes.

Hot Compress

Mouth Gargle

Take decoction of cloves and add little camphor to it. This water when it becomes warm pour a considerable amount into the mouth and then start gargling.This helps in reducing the pain and also swelling around those areas. This is commonly available at home and so it’s easy to do this method.



Again a fruit rich in magnesium and zinc is very good for TMJ disorders. Fruits that are rich in these nutrients act as a muscle relaxant. So thereby helps in reliving the pain, which is due to the TMJ syndrome.

Most of the above said remedies are much beneficial in case of acute pain. In case of chronic condition removal of the cause is the main remedy for the sufferers. In chronic cases massages, intake of fruits and vegetables rich in magnesium, potassium etc. would be helpful.

Fruit diet

Massage Therapy

Massage is a proven therapy for pain relief since many years. So in this case also slight rotational massages can be given for not more than 5 minutes which is very relaxing and comfortable for patients. No oil is required. Just a firm press is enough. With fore finger the area, which is more painful should be given circular movements in clockwise direction.

Massaging with oil will just give a lubricating effect. Any oil, which is said to relieve the pain is not found to be useful in temporo mandibular joint disorders. From the above lists, you can choose the best home remedies which suits you best.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.