Experts in holistic health believe that teeth reflect our overall health. Teeth issues shouldn’t be considered as isolated body parts.
Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., explains that holistic therapies are often times combined with conventional treatments in order to get an accurate diagnose.
Your oral health is related to the condition of your body. Microorganisms enter your body through your mouth and end up in your bloodstream. This increases the risk of developing numerous diseases and suffering a stroke.
About 95% of all Americans deal with gum disease. Those who deal with periodontal disease are unable to regulate their blood sugar levels. The first symptoms of the human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) develop in the oral cavity.
According to researchers, there’s a strong connection between oral health and premature birth. Those dealing with respiratory infections have trouble breathing when their oral cavity is affected by a disease.
Poor oral health destroys self-confidence and intimacy. It may lead to depression and other mental diseases.
Every tooth in your body is linked to a particular organ. In other words, every time you deal with a toothache, there’s probably an underlying condition that triggered it.
Your teeth and organs are connected through meridians:
- Incisors and canine teeth are related to kidney, liver and gallbladder issues
- Your bicuspids and molars are linked to the large intestine and stomach.
Your teeth correspond to particular organs and systems in the body. Chi flows in both directions. An injured teeth may be an early symptom of problems in another body part. A root canal in your second bicuspid may affect your breasts and lungs.
Sometimes you may deal with pain in a tooth that you no longer have. This condition is known as “phantom pain.” Your tooth may be gone, but it’s corresponding organ may still cause pain in that spot.
These meridians represent a bridge between your teeth and the rest of the body:
- Molar pain indicates rheumatism, anemia, stomach and intestinal ulcers, breast issues, chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), hemorrhoids, bladder infections, and chronic inflammation of the pancreas
- Pain in your wisdom teeth is a sign of headaches, heart disease, hypertension, eczema, liver disease and pain in arms/legs
- Pain in your upper and lower incisors is a sign of kidney, bladder and ear infections; It may also indicate issues with your lymphatic system and reproductive organs
Here are some more details:
- Pain in the first incisor is a sign of prostate or tonsil infection
- Aching canine teeth are a sign of gallbladder inflammation
- Pain in the bicuspid teeth indicates colitis, pneumonia, allergic reaction and intestinal flora imbalance
- Pain in the fourth teeth is a sign of issues with your joints, lungs and large intestine
- Canine teeth are linked to your circulatory system, and any pain may be a sign of atherosclerosis or lung issues
- Pain in the lower molars is a sign of respiratory disease, varicose veins, or polyps in your colon
Before you take painkillers or go to your dentist, do some research to determine whether your toothache is linked to to another health problem.