Quick Method for Generating Some Saliva

Hi all,

Just wanted to pass along a tip I learned from my Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner for generating saliva.

She told me to run my tongue counterclockwise in a circular direction along the outside of my gums and front teeth eight times, then do the same on the inside. Once you feel you’ve generated some saliva, start to swish it around through your teeth the way you would with “oil pulling”.

I’ve tried it and it seems to work if I’m up and about during the day. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be able to generate anything in the middle of the night when I feel like I’m in the Sahara.

Has anyone else tried Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions or self-help? I’ve had three sessions now and am not sure what to expect.


Hmm…how interesting. Anything that works for you is a good thing. Many of the Arts have little tidbits like that…always cool to hear.

I just did it and it did generate some saliva. Thanks!

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