(adapted from an article written by Michael G. Rehme, DDS, NDM)
Is it possible that your teeth have a biological effect on other parts of your body? In order to understand this concept, let’s consider the therapeutic effects of Chinese acupuncture.
Chinese acupuncture believes there is a universal life energy called Chi (also spelled “Qi”) present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians one’s health is maintained. However, once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain or illness will occur.
Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to “re-program” and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy.
How does this theory apply to dentistry? The Tooth/Organ chart lists each tooth in the mouth and describes its relationship to other major organ systems in the body.
Health professionals have often been skeptical when they are first presented this information. However, after years of observations by holistic health practitioners, clinical experience, and patient testimonials, it’s quite apparent that our teeth are connected to these energetic pathways called meridians and the relationship to other body parts is quite real.
If a tooth is compromised by infection or contains a high galvanic current, an imbalanced condition will develop and the natural flow of energy is blocked. When this occurs, any organ system connected to the tooth’s meridian pathway can be affected in a negative way and eventually diminish your overall health and wellness.
Biological dentistry teaches how to address these dental problems by eliminating the imbalances and restoring or “re-programming” the oral cavity back to its balanced energetic condition. Changes in systemic conditions, e.g. digestive problems, joint pains, fatigue, headaches, sinus infections and even heart palpitations, can correct themselves after correcting the dental concerns.
Source of the Interactive Meridian Tooth Chart Information
Empirical Relationships Between Teeth, Organs, Disease Chart by Thomas Rau, MD
Dr. Voll and Dr. Kramer, of the International Society for Electro-Acupuncture in Germany, and their dentist colleague Dr. Adler, have have identified which parts of the body are related to each of the 32 individual adult teeth. Their work has shown a connection between patient’s symptoms and illness and those teeth which have suffered either developmental, infective, traumatic or degenerative change.
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