Natural Pain Relief for Toothache
As a reflexologist, I have a vested interest in knowing that this method is a proven way of relievin...
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Pain Relief for Toothache
As a reflexologist, I have a vested interest in knowing that this method is a proven way of relieving
pain and so several years ago, I decided to put this method to the test on myself after experiencing
tooth pain and what I called a 'soggy socket'. It turned out I had an abscess underneath my tooth
and my dentist gave me antibiotic to clear infection and booked me in for root canal treatment a
I used the method above in the fortnight period before treatment and told my dentist that I also
wished to use it during the root canal treatment, without any other anesthesia. Fortunately for me,
my dentist was a personal friend of mine and knew of my reputation as a Reflexologist. She agreed
to do the treatment without injections and for me to use reflexology as pain relief.
She devised a method of communication using open and shut eyes to communicate yes and no so
that she could question me to check if I was experiencing pain or wished her to stop etc. With this
agreed, she allowed me a few minutes to activate the tooth reflex and begin the above method of
pain relief. She then began the root canal treatment.
I've very pleased to report that I experienced no pain whatsoever and the first sitting for the
treatment (it was done over two treatments) was a success. The dentist commented that it also had
taken less time than usual as she had not had to wait for the effects of an injection before she could
The second treatment session went the same way.
No pain at all. A few years later I had to have a
second root canal treatment and again followed the
same method, although with a different dentist this
time, who again was happy to use my methods based
on the experience of the first time.
A client of mine who has a real fear of injections,
also wanted to try this method for herself and I duly
showed her the procedure and had her practice on
the points in the period leading up to her
appointments (she had a sore tooth by that time).
She explained to her dentist what she wanted to do
and because he knew of her fear he agreed to trying
She told me later that he had asked her at one point
to let go of the finger points as he wanted to test that
it really was providing pain relief. It took a few minutes before she started to feel a throb in the
tooth again and when she said this was happening he allowed her to reconnect with the reflex,
ending the pain again. He finished the treatment and she was delighted that she had avoided an
injection. Her dentist was amazed with the results.
Another client had a couple of tooth abscesses on one side of his mouth. In fact his whole face on
that side was severely swollen. After using the above method to relieve the pain, I then used
reflexology to dispel the fluid build up in his face and drain it off to the appropriate lymph node. His
face visibly reduced in the swelling within ten minutes of working on the reflexes.
Incidently the same reflexes are also on the toes, the corner of the first knuckle joint as with the
fingers. The method is exactly the same, this is particularly useful for young babies, as it is often
easier to hold their toes between two fingers than their little fingers. Incidently it is probably not a
co-incidence that around the time a baby starts to teeth that they also start to suck or chew on their
finger knuckles and toe knuckles! Inbuilt reflexology? I like to think so.