Stress. If there’s enough of it, your jaw will tighten. Your teeth will grind. More stress, and you might even crack a tooth. In fact, a speaker at a recent dental symposium described how in the midst of our challenging economical situation, cracked teeth from stress was fast becoming a major reason for visits to the dentist!
What is the ultimate look of stress in a person’s face? Yep. The teeth clench. The jaw muscles clamp. And the face and neck muscles pull back.
That response starts in the primal portion of the brain, the brain stem. That’s where a lot of the nerves that go to the face head and neck originate.
One way to reverse the stress reaction is to get those nerves calmed down. And that’s where the exciting discovery of Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) can help. In fact, one of the techniques goes to work fast to calm the nervous system and quickly get tension, tightness, and gut-level stress to ease.
Here’s how to do the technique. Bite down lightly on your tongue. Then use the tips of your fingers to put pressure upward in the soft portion under your jaw for 30 to 60 seconds. It’ll feel like you’re nearly biting your tongue.
This action kicks in a reflex that tells your body NOT to bite the tongue. In so doing, all the stress muscles relax. When they do, the nerve centers in the brainstem relax. And so do you!
Watch this brief video to learn more about PRRT and to see the technique being demonstrated step by step. This tactic is so easy to do, yet the results can be profound. Don’t be stressed out. Try it out!