Hey so I know this isn’t direct about improving eyesight, but if you’re interested in vision improvement and natural therapies of the sort, bruxism relief may interest you as well. So here goes:
The Basics of Bruxism Relief.
If you can’t fully relax your jaw during the day, you probably won’t have a relaxed jaw at night.
It’s not necessarily a 100% connection, but I hypothesize that if you don’t have a relaxed jaw in the day, it won’t just naturally relax when you go to bed at night either.
I think it’s the same for other parts of the body too.
People with tense shoulders probably do not have their tension spontaneously fully released at night.
Tension persists until something changes.
For many people tension just gets worse over time and poorer habits.
Why am I sharing this?
Because I think this shows a good starting point – fully relaxing your jaw while conscious during the day. I do not see this as a quick and easy goal yet, but certainly a worthwhile one and one that will provide some amount of relief as soon as the proper methods begin to get applied. The important thing is to realize that there IS something you can do about bruxism and tooth grinding. You CAN focus during the day on your body and relax it and until you succeed there, you probably if not definitely will not succeed in preventing bruxism. SO knowing that is a good thing because you finally have something to focus on. You finally have a real starting point. That starting point is right here right now. That starting point is going into your physical sensations and regaining control, freedom, and relaxation in your body. So start now. Open your mouth and feel if things feel off. Make adjustments and see if things feel better. Keep doing this. Try to open as wide as you can. Notice the feelings you feel. Try to open in a relaxed manner. Notice the feelings you feel. Try to watch your breathing and do so in a relaxed manner. Notice the feelings you feel. Move your head around in a relaxed manner and notice the feelings you feel. Notice your mind and see if you can relax. Repeat these steps as you see fit, but know this: until you can relax your jaw fully during the daylight of consciousness you will likely not release it in in the night of your subconscious. And certainly know this, if you cannot relax it now then you are not relaxed. So consider that what you think is “normal” or acceptable as your regular feelings in your face and head, neck and so forth may actually be very problematic for your body and need to change. So open your mouth and see if it feels right. Open and close to become more aware of how it works. Investigate. Adjust. Relax. Find your tension. Find your discomfort. Use your deeper knowledge of tension and discomfort to release from the source. Until you begin investigating anything, you may not know that something is off. As you investigate you may discover that things are off and that you are in pain, but you may also discover what the cause of the pain is.
So my hypothesis is that we ought to integrate the physical and psychological in order to get a physiological change. We must not only attempt to relax our jaw muscles and neck as muscle groups but to relax our senses and emotions as how we feel as people. So when looking into the feelings in my jaw or neck or any area that I find some discomfort, numbness, tension, or any sign that things aren’t quite right or relaxed, beyond just informing my muscles to relax instead of contracting, I also look for emotional freedom and the shift of feelings.
My sense of bruxism, tmj problems, or tooth grinding is that it is holding back expression and also preventing reception as well. The idea of gritting one’s teeth to me sounds like wanting to yell but instead of expressing that, clamping down and saying nothing while being full of this feeling. I think that if you want to yell, you probably aren’t a good listener while wanting to yell because obviously you don’t really want to listen at that point. This need not be strictly in situations where anger is involved. It could also be positive expressions that are held back for other reasons. Perhaps one is afraid to voice their love or attraction despite the strength of those feelings and thus they clamp down.
During waking consciousness we have the opportunity to shift and allow change to occur. We can gently decide to relax, release, and adjust.