Finding effective ways to relieve pain is important. And while sometimes you might not want to take pain medication, what other options do you have for relief? There are actually several other things you can do to find relief from jaw pain, such as the use of essential oils. In recent years, essential oils have become extremely popular. Here is how they might be able to help you relieve your pain.

What are essential oils? Essential oils are chemicals that give a plant its essence and contribute to a plant’s scent or flavor. You might have a friend or family member that posts about selling essential oils. You might have even heard of several companies that offer them as well. The use of essential oils continue to pop up in yoga studios, health food stores and other areas.

How do essential oils help? Essential oils can be used to help with a variety of ailments, can be applied to the skin or even ingested in some instances. There are several types of essential oils that are thought to help ease the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

For example, peppermint and lavender are often used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with TMD. You can apply lavender to the skin to ease pain, stress and anxiety. Topical peppermint can also be used to relieve muscle aches, tension headaches and upset stomachs.

If you have questions about how to use essential oils, please contact Dr. Sara at AZ Sleep & TMJ Solutions. Essential oils might be just what you need to help minimize your pain.