Chinese acupuncture believes there is a universal life energy called Chi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely one’s health is maintained. However, once this flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain or illness will occur.
How does this apply to dentistry? When we analyze the tooth/organ charts which list each tooth in the mouth and its relationship to other major organ systems in the body, it is quite apparent that our teeth are connected to these pathways called meridians and the relationship to these organs is quite real.
If a tooth is compromised by infection, amalgams (silver fillings) or a root canal it is a likely cause of dental induced illness and can create favorable conditions for a large variety of illnesses. While symptoms are not immediately apparent, the progressive weakening of the immune system can lead to chronic conditions that are not attributed to any specific cause.
After addressing dental concerns, changes in systemic conditions, e.g. digestive problems, joint pains, fatigue, headaches, sinus infections and even heart palpitations may correct themselves. Acupuncture works by restoring normal functions through stimulation of points on the meridians to free up Chi energy.
Unlike most conventional disciplines, alternative medicine examines the whole person as a means to uncover informational clues necessary for proper therapy. Read more…