If you are lucky enough to have a holistic dentist, you have undoubtedly heard about meridians, and at one time or another you’ve probably seen a meridian tooth chart. But exactly what are meridians and how do they relate to your teeth, and most importantly; your health? Having some understanding of how vital life force energy passes through the body and how that process relates to your teeth, requires some knowledge of energy medicine in general.
Energy Medicine 101
Basically, life giving energy flows through the physical body in a specific pattern. This pattern was mapped more than 5,000 years ago by the Chinese and is described today in diagrams called meridian charts. Meridians pass through the body along 14 tangible channels carrying energy into and affecting every organ and every physiological system, including the immune, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal (including teeth), muscular, and lymphatic systems.. These channels branch out like a tree connecting hundreds of tiny, electromagnetically distinct points along the surface of the skin known as acupuncture points. Since these sensitive spots have less electrical resistance than other areas of the skin they can be stimulated with acupuncture needles or simple fingertip pressure, to release or revive energy along the pathway.
Energy meridians are important to a person’s overall health as they conduct life force energy in the same way as arteries transfer blood to vital organs and throughout the body. Similarly, a meridian transports energy carrying the life force, adjusting metabolism and removing blockages. This system also determines the rate and structure of cellular change within the body. Healthy flow of energy along the meridian pathways is as critical to life as is the flow of blood, as we all realize that if there is no energy there is no life. If a meridian’s energy is obstructed or if the flow gets interrupted by disease, infection or trauma, the system it feeds is jeopardized.
Meridians and Teeth
In holistic dentistry we understand that every part of the human body is directly linked to a specific tooth or area of the mouth through the body’s meridians. This connection is so strong that it is actually possible to accurately determine a person’s dental history simply by reviewing the physical symptoms and correlating the flow of energy as it moves though the meridians. Our interactive meridian tooth chart will help to illustration these connections.
As it relates to dentistry, blocks or disturbances to the flow of energy can be created by procedures such as root canals, the use of metal fillings and tooth decay and tooth, sinus or jaw infections. These events short-circuit the energy as it naturally flows through the pathways between the affected tooth and the organs. This disturbance in the flow of energy can eventually lead to the breakdown of healthy organ function, jeopardizing the health of the patient. For instance, where a physical weakness already exists in an organ and a root canal is performed on the associated meridian, disease in the related organ will more than likely manifest immediately or over time, depending on the person’s overall immune health.
How Unblocking Energy Meridians in the Teeth Leads to Greater Healthfulness
More and more holistic practitioners are reporting the dramatic disappearance of symptomatic diseases immediately following a restorative dental treatment. Improvements in health are also seen following the extraction of a diseased tooth that is interfering with the healthy flow of energy through the body’s meridian system. These cases provide growing evidence that disease in a particular tooth or a cavitation in the jaw can have a negative impact on a related organ by obstructing the flow of energy as it circulates throughout the body.
Using our interactive meridian tooth chart it is possible to see that the upper first and second molars or the lower first and second bicuspids are related to the esophagus, stomach, spleen, mammary gland and maxillary sinus. In view of these connections, any dissimilar fillings or traumatic dental procedures may produce a chronic stimulus which in turn may change the electromagnetic energy and cause a variety of diseases to manifest in the related organs.
Our Goal with Energy Medicine
Our goal as holistic dentists is always to help our patients improve their overall healthfulness and long term well-being through the mindful practice of dentistry. This goal is only enhanced by a well-rounded understanding of how life force energy moves through the human body via meridians in the teeth.
More About Meridian Charts
You can use our Interactive Tooth Meridian chart on our website at https://naturaldentistry.us/holistic-dentistry/meridian-tooth-chart-from-encinitas-dentist/
You may also want to check out the iPad and iPhone version at the app store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toothchart/id443360636?mt=8