Neti Pot for sinus infection and TMJ - jaw pain.
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I think this will work with tmj caused or aggrivated by the sinus cavities. So if you have frequent sinus infections and tmj this might help. It might help any tmj because it should decrease pressure from the sinus cavities that surround the face. Decreased pressure on the jaw should decrease pain in the jaw. They also said to elimate coffee for tmj, but I found that painful. This should also help with sinus pain.
I don't know if anyone has chronic sinus infections or Tmj, but I recommend a neti pot or a 8 ounce sinus rinse squeeze bottle if you do. (8 ounces of salt water sinus rinse) Twice a day at least. You can use regular salt water without the iodine.
I also do no dairy for sinus and tmj. Dairy cause mucus. It isn't that bad going no dairy. There are dairy free chocoate and treats that are good. Frozen Soy treats and rice milk. Kosher cookies and candies.
From experience. That should pretty much eliminate the sinus problems and tmj from day one.
I had a wisdom tooth pulled and developed sinus pain and tmj, but now I am fine with this regiment.
Your right that any sinus irrigation helps. I think Oprah was demonstrating a nose bidet and there are squeeze bottles also. My father used to swear by salt water irrigation to prevent colds.
Because you mentioned sinus conditions I noticed an article in Women's World Jan. 12, 2009 issue, pg. 15 top:
6 Easy Ways to Beat sinus problems
1.Avoid irritants with an air filter
Microscopic fungus spores in the air contribute to 96% of chronic suffeers. (They sugget HEPA air filters)
2. Prevent Persistent Pain with water
Getting low on fluids can trigger swelling in the lining of the nose...
3. Ease Pressure with a hot compress
Applying a moist heated washcloth across your forehead and nose for five minutes, 3x's daily...
4. Protect airways with a scarf
Keeps cold air from drying sinus membranes, reduce susceptibility to germs
5. Soothe sinuses with steam
Small hairs moistened send bacteria and other irritants out of body, suggest breathe steam
6. Maximize relief by keeping chin up
Propping your head up with an extra pillow or two throughout the night helps drain sinuses while you sleep.
Some of this is paraphrased so get the article but my family growing up used to practice most of these and I use them myself with my little one who has sinus issues. The hydration one I know is especially true. Also the scarf, the hot compresses and the extra pillows.
I would love to see Oprah doing the Nose bidet things. So funny.
I got the HEPA air filters.
I also have a clarisonic, facial cleaner that feels so good on my face. It is a sonic facial cleaners so it is like a face massage. I think that helps too.