The Core Principle of Holistic Dentistry: Teeth Affect Health
The fundamentals of holistic dentistry is the following: Teeth are very much directly connected to every single cell, to every single organ in ur body and therefore are intimately correlated to our bodily functions, organ systems, tissues and cellular health. Our biochemistry is easy to grasp but once our understand moves to large system organs like brain, skin, lungs, teeth, kidneys, vascular system we tend to forget that we are ONE SINGLE ORGANISM and everything is entirely interconnected and interdepend. Yes, we are creatures that have fluid, dynamic and permeable biology, and along side our somewhat known biochemistry (that which every doctor and holistic dentist studies) our teeth and organs also interact through the body’s lesser know superhighways, known as Energy Meridians. The energy meridians were first mapped and devised by Chinese medicine scholars over 5000 years ago. They are now commonly knows as acupuncture meridians, acupressure points, and are commonly taught in an Naturopathic Medical Schools and some Conventional Medical Schools around the country in the USA.
History of Tooth Organ Meridians
The Chinese understood that energy flows, also known as “Qi” or “Chi” electrical flows within the body effect our health and wellbeing, and specifically, can up regulate or down regulate various organ systems. Much in the same way that arteries carry blood, meridians carry energy, often referred to as energy “chi” in eastern medicine. The energy flows in our bodies, also commonly known as “Energy Meridians” are also strong influencers of immune system health and are often studies by functional medical doctors and naturopathic physicians in individuals with autoimmune disorders or down regulated immune responses. Over centuries of practice The Chinese developed Traditional Chinese Medicine or “TCM” which allowed the doctors to determine various disturbances in the flow of Chi energy along the meridians which help physicians understand disease, illness and abnormalities within patterns of cellular organization and growth. While energy flows and energy meridians are invisible to the naked eye and practically imperceptible to all but the most trained medical practitioners like energy workers, kinesiology tester and holistic dentists, centuries ago the Chinese Traditional Medicine practitioners were able diagnose patients by tracking this subtle energy as it flows through the pathways of the human body, or our energy meridians.
Meridians of the body affect every organ and physiological system inside of us. Although energy meridians are invisible to the human eye, they can be critical in all health and disease processes. The energy meridians that trained holistic dentists are versed in, are our body’s “energy bloodstream” and are inherently connected the same energy bloodstream as the teeth. Energy meridians are the highways which bring vitality and balance, remove energy blockages, stagnations and imbalances, adjust metabolism and determine the speed and form of cellular change. The energy meridian flow is as critical to health in both the body and the oral microbiome. Tooth meridians which are those “energy highways” that pass through both the energy systems of the tooth and all associated organ systems, affect not just the mouth but ALL major systems including: immune, brain, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, muscular and the lymphatic systems. Tooth meridians become an important element of restoring health when the energy is obstructed or unregulated by elements such as root canals, corrosive metals, infections and amalgam side effects. When the individual tooth meridian energy systems that supply other bodily organs become damaged, the blockages may result in a subtle or drastic decline in overall health and may and result in a rise of disease processes.
- The Twelve Major Meridians of the Body, 2012, www.naturalwellnessgirl.com