Tooth-Meridian-Body Connection

How tooth ache or dental procedures can affect the rest of the body

Just as reflex points on the feet, hands, face and ears correspond to different parts of the body, so do the teeth.

The teeth are connected to the organs via meridian pathways (aka the body’s energy channels). Every tooth is connected to one or more organ(s). This means that every tooth affects an organ and that each organ affects specific teeth. Below are some charts showing these connections.

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The meridians pathways that connect the teeth and organs are also associated with emotions and other body parts, such as specific joints.

What does this mean for your health?

Cavities, infections and dental procedures, especially root canal treatments and alloy dental fillings, impact the organ that it is connected to directly via the meridian pathway. Symptoms may manifest if tooth or organ is affected. A therapist who uses Chinese medicine (TCM) thinking, incorporating elements and meridians, may be able to ‘read the signs’ and help you identify underlying causes and give you recommendations related to lifestyle and diet to help heal the problem(s).

I decided to write about this when I read the statistics and the link between cancers and root canal treatments[1]. Research has especially been done on the link between root canal treatment and breast cancer – The main teeth they are connected to the breast are the bottom premolars and the top 2nd premolars and molars.

The link between dental procedures and major disease is now becoming well known in the medical field[2].

These links are very informative and well researched:

I wanted to do a little bit of my own research to find out how easily these meridian diagnostics can be used and how accurate they could be for the patient using them.

I did three trail case studies to help figure this out. In the future I plan to conduct more case studies for more conclusive research.

In conclusion, I did see a ‘dysfunctional’ link with certain meridians. From a medical and research point of view I can agree that cavities, oral infections and some dental procedures can affect the rest of our bodies. I think it is a good idea to look at the charts for specific organs affected – it may help you get an idea of where you may have weaknesses. This is still a matter of completing more comprehensive case studies, of which there are few. The body is a complex mechanism and no two people are the same, which makes this subject even more subjective.

Here are the few mini case studies to help you understand the connection and how one can identify if the tooth problem is affecting you or if it’s an organ dysfunction causing the tooth problem (or both).

Case studies (disclosed)

 A few simple trail case studies where compiled identifying the affected tooth / teeth and asking patients specific related questions. Note that there are many questions that can be asked related to the ‘proposed problem area’, but for the purpose of this study, more obvious questions were asked.

The answers are recorded as provided by the patients.

 Female patient in her 20’s with x2 fillings on Left upper first premolar (12) and Left upper second premolar (13) – 1st filling done on (12) in 2012 and then root canal was done, and then the 2nd filling was done in 2015 (13)

Root canal treatment was done on the Left upper first premolar (12). She still has chronic toothache on (12) – 5 years later. She says the pain comes and goes, sometimes worse than other times.

The Left upper first bicuspid [premolar] (12)

Meridian: Connected to the Lung / colon meridian
Organs: Left lung, left side of large intestine. Also pancreas, liver and stomach
Glands: Posterior pituitary
Joints: Shoulder-elbow-hand (radial), foot big toe
Emotions positive: Excitement, Decisiveness, Judgment, Happiness
Emotions negative: Grief, Controlling, Monotony, Depression, Spite

Example of questions that can be asked:

Questions & feedback:

1.)Imbalances along the lung / colon meridian:

  • Do you suffer from constipation or IBS? – Sometimes – varies according to stress and diet
  • Do you struggle with any lung ailments? – I feel like I struggle to breath in my full lung capacity
  • Any nasal congestion? – I feel like my nose is blocked at time. I can still breath through it, but not well – it feels like the air is always too stuffy, except if I go outside in the early morning.
  • Do you have dry skin? – I used to, it has improved (heels and around fingers cracked, peeling dry skin).
  • Are you struggling to let go of anything? – No. Well, I can go on and on about an issue until I feel that it is resolved, eventually I do let it go.
  • Do you get sick in autumn? – No, I don’t get sick often
  • 2.)Posterior pituitary (storage area for hormones made by hypothalamic neurons):
  • Oxytocin (Patient has not been pregnant so cannot ask about labour, postpartum bleeding or milk ejaculation)
  • Do you struggle to relax? – Yes
  • Emotional & psychological stability? – One moment I’m on top of the moon and the next I’m burying myself in a pit or building up a lot of anger.
  • ADH (Antidiuretic hormone) Do you find yourself having to urinate frequently? – yes, at least every 1 – 3 hours
  • Do you pass large volumes of water – relatively yes
  • Do you have a tendency towards low blood pressure? – Yes. But it doesn’t affect me physically, just the measurement is ‘low’
  • 3.) Do you have pain, numbness or any other problems on the radial (thumb side) wrist, elbow or shoulder? – Yes, mainly on the wrist and top of the shoulder by the neck.
  • 4.) Can you comment if any of the following emotions describe you or if you resist or struggle with any of the above emotions? – On and off I struggle between happiness and depression. I tend to be controlling, especially when it is an issue important to me.

The Left upper second bicuspid [premolar] (13)

Connected to the Lung / colon meridian

Meridian: Connected to the Lung / colon meridian
Organs: Left lung, left side of large intestine. Also small intestine, gall bladder, duodenum
Glands: Thymus, left breast
Joints: Shoulder-elbow-hand (radial), foot big toe
Emotions positive: Enthusiasm, Determination, Balance, Assimilation
Emotions negative: Unacceptance, Negativity, Fear, Uneasiness, Anti-social

 

Questions & feedback cont.:

  • 1.) Thymus and left breast:
  • Any issues with immune response or white blood cells? – No
  • Any pain in the left breast? – Sometimes but not too severe
  • Can you comment if any of the following emotions describe you or if you resist or struggle with any of the above emotions? – I used to be very fearful and anti-social

Male patient in his 20’s

Root canal treatment done on Right upper central incisor (8) in primary school after an accident. Patient still has chronic aching in the tooth, sometimes worse than other times.

The Right upper central incisor (8)

Meridian: Connected to the kidney / bladder meridian
Organs: Right kidney, bladder, urogenital
Glands: Pineal
Joints: Right posterior knee, posterior ankle, sacro-coccygeal joint
Emotions positive: Clarity, Acceptance, Survival
Emotions negative: Disrespect, Emotional Outbursts, Stubbornness

Questions & feedback:

  • 1.) Imbalances along the kidney / bladder meridian:
  • Do you have any issues in the kidneys and / or bladder? – Not that I am aware of
  • Do you have any back pain or other back related problems? – Sometimes pain in the lower back
  • Do you have any ear problems? – When I swim my ears get sore
  • Are you an anxious or fearful person? – I can get quite anxious, but I don’t show it
  • How is the quality of hair on your head? – Going a little grey, but seems to be less since improved diet
  • 2.) Pineal gland (controls circadian rhythms in the body – plus other more complex functions)
  • Do you have fluctuating sleep / wake cycle? – I am trying to get into a consistent pattern. I fall asleep very fast, especially in warm weather
  • Do you have a very high or very low basal temperature? – Even when I do feel cold my basal temperature is quite high
  • Any problems related to the endocrine glands? – Not that I am aware of
  • Do you suffer from depression? – No
  • 3.) Do you have pain, numbness or any other problems on the right posterior knee, ankle, sacro-coccygeal joint. – I get pains in the knee when I stand a lot and have had a few ankle sprains.
  • 4.) Can you comment if any of the following emotions describe you or if you resist or struggle with any of the above emotions? – I can be stubborn and sometimes I struggle to control emotions

 

  • Male patient in 50’s

Cavities in Left upper 2nd molar (15) and Right upper 2nd molar (2) 30 years previously

Root canal was done on both teeth around 2006. In 2016 the Left upper 2nd molar was pulled out. The Right upper 2nd molar still aches

Left upper 2nd molar (15)

Meridian: Spleen, stomach & bladder
Organs: Spleen, left side of stomach & oesophagus
Glands: Parathyroid
Joints: Left TMJ, anterior hip / knee, medial ankle
Emotions positive: Self-Love, Calmness, Security, Closeness
Emotions negative: Antagonism, Emotional Conflict, Lack of Self-love


Questions & feedback:

  • 1.) Imbalances along the spleen / stomach meridian
  • Do you have any issues in the spleen or stomach? Not that I am aware of
  • Do you struggle to give or receive sympathy? Yes
  • Do you struggle to lose fatty connective tissue? No
  • Do you often have a dry mouth? No
  • How do you feel in damp humid climates? It doesn’t bother me
  • 2.) Parathyroid (secrete PTH – regulator of Calcium homeostasis in blood)
  • Do you any problems with calcium and bones? – The cartilage in my knees is disintegrating
  • 3.) Do you have pain, numbness or any other problems in the left TMJ, anterior hip, knee or ankle? – TMJ when my tooth aches, no hip pain, knee and ankle after playing tennis
  • 4.) Can you comment if any of the following emotions describe you or if you resist or struggle with any of the above emotions? – Not really

Right upper 2nd molar (2)

Meridian: Pancreas, stomach & bladder
Organs: Pancreas, right side of stomach & oesophagus
Glands: Parathyroid
Joints: Right: TMJ, anterior hip / knee, medial ankle
Emotions positive: Self-Esteem, Order, Security
Emotions negative: Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Guilt, Judgmental

Questions & feedback:

  • 5.) Imbalances along the pancreas / stomach meridian:
  • Do you have any issues in the spleen or stomach? – No
  • Do you struggle to give or receive sympathy? – Yes
  • Do you struggle to lose fatty connective tissue? – No
  • Do you often have a dry mouth? – No
  • How do you feel in damp humid climates? – As above in question 1
  • Do you struggle with blood sugar levels – Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I feel dizzy, but I don’t think that is related. Doctors haven’t picked up anything. I can go the whole day without eating
  • 6.) Parathyroid (secrete PTH – regulator of Calcium homeostasis in blood):
  • Do you any problems with calcium and bones? – As above question 2
  • 7.) Do you have pain, numbness or any other problems in the left TMJ, anterior hip, knee or ankle? – Same as above question 3
  • 8.) Can you comment if any of the following emotions describe you or if you resist or struggle with any of the above emotions? – As above question 4

How can one resolve the problem of toothache?

  • Identifying the meridian, organ and emotion that corresponds with the painful or dental treated tooth helps the patient become aware of which meridian or organ may be affected or experiencing weakness
  • It also helps one become more conscious of oral hygiene and the vital role that oral hygiene has to play in relation to the rest of our health.
  • Oil pulling and tooth extractions in the events of root canal or infected teeth may help. Dietary changes also play a large role in healing cavities.

 

Read here: How to reverse cavities and heal tooth decay (Dr Axe – http://draxe.com/naturally-reverse-cavities-heal-tooth-decay/?utm_source=nurture&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nurture)

Read here about more on Oil pulling

https://draxe.com/oil-pulling-coconut-oil/
https://wellnessmama.com/7866/oil-pulling/

If you have identified underlying cause(s) and not too sure what you can do about it, or need help healing underlying cause and understanding how the meridian connection affects the tooth / organ, speak to natural health practitioner for sound lifestyle advice. One needs to realise what one can do to give extra support to the affected organs.

According to Bill Henderson, a cancer-prevention advocate speaking with thousands of cancer patients and doctors on and off the air, “Two facts have jumped out at me from those many phone calls… 1) The most common cause of all cancers is root canal-filled teeth and cavitation sites; and 2) Until a cancer patient gets rid of the root canal-filled teeth and cavitations, they don’t get well. You can take those two facts to the bank, folks.” [7] So a problem will not clear unless the underlying problem tooth is sorted out too.

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References:

[1] http://www.naturalhealth365.com/root-canals-toxic-chemicals-bill-henderson-1337.html

[2] https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/root-canals-cause-cancer/

[3] http://www.naturalhealth365.com/root-canals-toxic-chemicals-bill-henderson-1337.html

[4] http://naturaldentistry.us/1224/can-root-canals-cause-breast-cancer/

[5] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/18/dangers-of-root-canaled-teeth.aspx

[6] http://beatcancer.org/blog-posts/root-canals-and-cancer/

[7] http://www.naturalhealth365.com/root-canals-toxic-chemicals-bill-henderson-1337.html

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