Recently I took a peak at my Flexible Spending Account only to find that we had quite a bit of money remaining. We have been blessed with good health this year, so how else can you spend a chunk of dinero in a short period of time? The Dentist! Within the last 2 weeks of December our family had a total of 9 appointments at our new Dentist office. We haven’t been to a dentist for nearly 18 months, but were pleasantly surprised that none of us had new cavities and my oldest won a free girls bike for getting her teeth cleaned. Not bad really!
My delay in going to the dentist was the result of my desire to find one that would be sensitive to my holistic approaches to health. I found a dentist 30 min away, but I have been very pleased so far with his approach to all of us from ages 3-37. My personal preferences when going to the dentist for work beyond a normal cleaning is that they always use a bite wedge and a rubber dam. It helps me to relax both my jaw, reduce my excessive saliva and swallowing needs when others fingers are messing around in my mouth.
I personally had all my amalgam fillings replaced back in 2007, which in my opinion was pivotal in reversing the effects of being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I have now convinced/coerced my husband to do the same, for his basic over all health. I have a bit of gum disease going on, which I am also addressing with an improved electric toothbrush and doTERRA’s On Guard Toothpaste, which I love.
Being the curious sort, I came home from my appointments wondering what kind of energy work I could also do to help improve my gums and teeth. I came across articles on Mercury and Fluoride, all very interesting and helpful, but I wanted to understand more about HOW the teeth interact with the body on an energetic level. I had known for years about Meridian Dentistry, but hadn’t really studied it much. I am only beginning that process of research, but I want to share a few things that I think you will find helpful as you evaluate your oral health.
Meridian Dentistry & Biological Medicine
Meridian Dentistry is the connection of the teeth with the Meridians of the body. For those that aren’t familiar with the Energy System of the Meridians, there are 14 main meridians & are commonly associated with Acupuncture. Each Meridian is a channel of energy that flows through different organs (hence are named after these main organs) and other areas of the body, distributing that vital life force throughout the body as a whole. 12 of these are connected to the teeth and each tooth is thus governed by a different Meridian of the body. The approach of meridian dentistry is connected to the form of medicine called “Biological Medicine.” Unlike traditional dentistry that sees the teeth as completely separate from the rest of the body, holistic/meridian/biological dentistry is focused on being sensitive to the body’s overall health and how it relates to the teeth. Biological medicine uses many of the mainstream medical evaluation techniques to help determine in a more scientific way the connection between oral health and the rest of the body.
It is my opinion that teeth problems can come about in 2 general ways. 1) The weakness of a meridian can affect the health of a tooth or teeth. 2) The lack of oral health can contribute to a weakness in the meridian connected to that tooth and also contribute to other medical challenges.
To maintain oral health there are simple ways to improve oral hygiene. Most easily is improving and balancing our diet. Oil Pulling is another natural way to clean out the bacteria in the mouth and improve its overall health, and of course, proper brushing and flossing. I might also recommend mouthwash using doTERRA’s On Guard and a shot glass of water. Flossing can be even more effective by using Clove or On Guard spread along your floss getting to those hard to reach places and killing the small bacteria that reside there. If you feel a bit of a toothache coming on, try rubbing some On Guard directly on the gum. It will have a slight numbing effect and get those powerful oils to work in helping heal that area of your mouth.
When it comes to essential oils and your teeth, On Guard is one of the go-to blends simply because it is more palatable than, lets say, Melaleuca. There are a variety of Essential Oils that will help you with a many Oral Hygiene problems. Here are a couple of examples:
Halitosis: Peppermint, On Guard, Patchouli, Lavender
Baby Teething Pain: Lavender
Teeth Grinding: Serenity
Your Teeth, Meridians & Emotions
Though I could talk about mercury fillings and root canals, my main focus is to educate you on the connection between the emotions you experience and the teeth that are showing weakness, weather it be with cavities, gum related issues or something that hasn’t yet surfaced in a physical way.
As a Simply Healed Practitioner, in a typical session, I am essentially finding the root emotions or energetic block that prevent the energy from flowing freely through all areas of the body and energy systems. Apart from Simply Healed and when using Applied Kinesiology (a.k.a muscle testing) to test the teeth specifically, I identify the weak tooth or teeth and it’s associated meridian. Within each Meridian there are some common emotions that can cause weakness or blocks. This is because each Meridian flows through certain organs, and each organ, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, tends to be a storage center for certain unprocessed emotions. Releasing these emotions is key to improved overall health.
The teeth are numbered by counting each tooth from the top right to the top left and then bottom left to bottom right. The wisdom teeth would then be numbered 1, 16, 17, and 32. Your middle front teeth would be numbers 8 & 9 and your middle bottom teeth would be number 24 & 25.
Each major meridian is represented on both the right and left side of the mouth as well as the top and bottom halves of the mouth. The only unique difference is the Spleen Meridian. Both the spleen and pancreas are aligned in the same meridian, but as it relates to your teeth, it is the right side of the mouth that is connected to the pancreas, where the left side of the mouth is connected to the spleen.
As you see below, I have created a simple chart to highlight the Meridians and their associated teeth and emotions. I came across this and other great information in the book “The Subtle Body, An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy“, by Cyndi Dale.
You can go to my Amazon store to purchase a copy for your own reference.
You can download another comprehensive TCM Dental Chart by visiting HERE
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About the Author (Author Profile)Tamarah Bartmess is a wife, a homeschooling mother, and entrepreneur. She educates and coaches others on the benefits of essential oils as alternatives to traditional medicine. Tamarah is also a Certified SimplyHealed® Practitioner. In her one on one coaching and energy healing sessions Tamarah provides a simple way to experience greater confidence, clarity and contentment in your personal, professional and home life. She a featured expert and co-creator of the effective "Lighten-Up!" Weight Loss program. Learn more about this at www.goodlifecoalition.com/lighten-up
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