Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems

Pain at the angle of your jaw is not due to a poorly fitting joint. It fits perfectly but the muscles nearby are pulling it out of

joint with their frequent spasms. There is always a hidden tooth infection present. Ask the dentist to search for hidden tooth in­fections and to clean your cavitations (you will need to find an alternative dentist, and read Dental Cleanup, page 409). Begin immediately to heal these bone lesions with vitamin D (40,000 to 50,000 units once a day for 3 weeks, followed by 2 such doses per week forever), milk-consumption for calcium, and a magnesium oxide tablet. (See bone healing, page 87).

Kill pinworms with a zapper or frequency generator in your­self and family members twice a week and keep everyone’s fin­gernails short for extra hygiene in the family for a month to prevent reinfection. Pinworms can cause tooth grinding and contribute to TMJ dysfunction. For extra muscle relaxation, take two magnesium tablets at bedtime and valerian capsules.