Stress can manifest as a tightening of the jaw, or of surrounding areas such as the temples, shoulders and neck. Many people hold tension in the jaw or hands, or clench their jaw or grind their teeth when under pressure. This can feed a cycle of pain, headaches, sleeplessness, stress and anxiety. You can relieve symptoms through massaging the area, exercises and general activity. A good laugh can help too (Way 11).
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