DORN TMJ Selfhelp Exercises

Special DORN Selfhelp Exercise

Frequency: Several times daily recommended, minimum once a day!


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How to do this exercise:

Option 1:
Place both hands alongside the lower jawbone and open the mouth wide while the arms move upwards and backwards to apply (guide) careful gentle pressure directed towards the TMJ (jaw-joint). First close the mouth actively and slowly then guide this movement with a gentle extra pressure. The head is kept in position to have a certain counter-pressure during this exercise. Repeat this action several times and it should not be too unpleasant or painful.

It is possible that, while doing this exercise, one experiences some crackling sounds within the joint therefore do the exercise always slowly and carefully.

Time required: approx. 30 seconds (longer if necessary)

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Option 2:
Place both hands with the ball of thumb left and right direktly next (= on) the TMJ (jaw-joint). Now open and close the mouth several times reasonable wide and apply careful gentle pressure directed to the center onto the joint. This pressure can be gradually increased but should be reduced back to a tolerable level in case of uncomfortable feelings or pain.

The ball of thumbs should be positioned so you feel the pressure being centered onto the joint which can be tried out by small changes in the handposition during the movement.

Time required: approx. 30 seconds (longer if necessary)

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DORN selfhelp exercises TMJ video:


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Please note: Do not exercise after any injury following an accident and do not exercise if you experience fever, migraine or inflammations. The exercises must not cause any pain while doing them and it is best to repeat them more often than doing them too intensive. Do not hold your breath during the exercises. » All exercises must be done balanced on both sides of the body regardless where the problem is. Best results are achieved if all exercises are done several times a day for the first two month then at least once a day after that time. This however should be accompanied by the prevention (avoid wrong movements) and maintenance (muscular treatments like therapeutic massage and correct muscle training. The 3 tools for Self Healing: Prevention - Therapy (selfhelp) – Maintenance.  Although the DORN Method Selfhelp Exercises are very safe if done careful and in the correct way unforeseeable reactions during the adjustment period are possible. Full Self Responsibility rests on the Practitioner of the DORN Method Selfhelp Exercises.

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