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When you’re stressed or anxious, you’re likely to clench you jaw and teeth without realizing it. This can trigger a tension headache as it strains the muscle that connects your jaw and temples. So when the stress starts to rise, put a pencil between your teeth but don’t bit. This will relax your jaw muscle, which can prevent the pain.

New England Center for Headache

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, March/April 2010. Copyright © 2011 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.


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