I've had jaw clenching problems for years and have looked for the underlying problem as well as the cure. I refuse to believe that the problem is stress although I'll be the first to say that I've had plenty of stress in my life. Although, I've also had times of great relief from stress and through it all, I've been clenching. Currently, I'm not working, my stress has decreased immensely and yet, every night, I would clench.....that is up until last night. Five days ago, I started on a routine of eating raw garlic everyday and taking olive leaf and a wormwood formula. I've only been taking the supplements twice a day and at lunch, I've been eating a tablespoon of raw garlic mixed into a spicy avocado hummus. I've been on a modified Paleo diet for almost 2 years and would not usually eat hummus nor the crackers that I've been dipping into the hummus but I decided that I wanted to eat raw garlic and wanted to make it easy on myself. Actually, it's quite good with the hummus and crackers and my husband has been great with me smelling like garlic every night! This morning I woke up with no tension in my jaw and had not been clenching last night. It is definitely too early to say that I've cured myself but I'm thrilled to have made progress.
I've tried magnesium, night guards, quitting my job, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, massage, cupping my jaws (massage cupping), sleeping without a pillow flat on my back, hanging upside down on an inversion table and bouncing on a mini-tramp to fix/cure this problem. This is the first time that I've gotten some relief. I have no idea if I have parasites and if indeed they are causing the jaw clenching - I've read numerous articles that talk about this possibility - I'm just happy to see results.
I plan on taking a break with the garlic for 3 days and seeing how it goes, then I will decide if I go back to it and for how long. As far as other effects from the garlic - I've noticed that I wake up before the alarm goes off and I've been waking up easily. I've also been sleeping much better.