Acupressure Points for Tooth Pain

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While you're waiting for that dental appointment, you can alleviate tooth pain by applying acupressure at the Stomach 3, Stomach 5 and Large Intestine 4 points. An expert shows you how in this free video on basic acupressure techniques.

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Hi, I'm Hilary Talbott, acupuncture physician and clinical herbalist. Today, I will be showing you acupressure points to alleviate tooth pain. The first one I'm going to show you is a local point called Stomach-3. And this is easily found, if you look in the mirror, and you line up where your pupil is. The pupil is the center of your eye, and you come down on the cheek. So, for our model here, I'm near her pupil, and coming down. And a lot of times, it's right above the nasal crease, and it's in a little divot, and quite tender. This point is really helpful, if you have a tooth ache on the upper portion of the mouth. And of course, it is, so if the toothache is on the left side. Then you want to stimulate the point on the left side, and so forth for the right. Now, if the tooth pain is on the lower part of the jaw. You can stimulate Stomach-5, which is located in the belly of the Masseter muscle, right here. And sometimes that's helpful. But another point that's also really helpful is Large Intestine-4. The Large Intestine channel actually wraps all around the teeth. So, using a distal point down here, that also happens to be a command point of the head, is very helpful. It's located between the first and second fingers of the high point of the muscle, at the end of the crease. This one takes some firm pressure. And so, take a second and clue in, and when you press on this point, see if it alleviates the pain. If it does, then you know to continue. If not, then I suggest that you seek out your local acupuncture physician and find a point that is specific for you. And if this is ongoing, of course, visit your local dentist. I'm Hilary Talbott, and that was acupressure for tooth pain.

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