How To Cure A Headache Using Nothing But A Wooden Pencil

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  • The cure for certain types of headaches might be an unusual solution you probably have lying around in a drawer at home
  • In many cases, a pencil is the only thing you need to address the root of the problem and make the pain go away
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Do you get headaches? Because I get A LOT of headaches and I know I’m not alone in this.

When I was a kid it was even worse, I was getting migraines on the regular. This was probably tied to the fact that I was clumsy AF when I was a kid; I had multiple concussions due to things like slamming on my front wheel brake while mountain biking and tumbling over the handlebars and down a mountain (and other stupid stuff like that).

However, they’re still a fairly nagging issue (I’ve even seen a neurologist for my headaches because they are so debilitating at times). As a result, I was surprised to discover there’s a life hack out there capable of fixing many headaches, and all it requires is…a #2 wooden pencil (it’s worth noting this only applies specifically to tension headaches, but those are actually the most common headaches of all).

The Express sat down with Dr. Jane Leonard, an aesthetic specialist who gave them this one simple life hack that can defeat tension headaches in no time:

The expert said simple relaxation techniques such as massaging the jaw and forehead, gentle jaw stretching exercises or opting for softer foods can help—and, apparently, so can pencils, which holistic approaches recommend as an effective way to treat tension headaches and TMJ dysfunction.

According to the expert, holding a pencil between your teeth—but not biting it—can help relax your jaw muscle.
Dr. Leonard said: “This is an exercise to try to relax the chewing muscles, which are in spasm in TMJ dysfunction.
“Holistic approaches are recommended as an effective way to treat tension headaches and TMJ dysfunction. Addressing the underlying cause, for example stress and anxiety is more effective than medication alone.”

Feel free to thank me later.