Pain-free due to Focus Diagnostics

Common causes of foci in the teeth and jaw area are a dead tooth or a filled root canal, shifted third molars (wisdom teeth), residual infections after tooth extractions, inflammations of a tooth nerve or a cyst. This is a continuous strain on the entire organism which can lead to disorders in other areas of the body. However the repercussions do not show in every patient in the same manner. They can show different symptoms, depending on the constitution and the case history of the patient e.g. illness, intake of medication or hereditary reasons. Especially patients who are suffering from recurrent chronic troubles should consult a holistic dentist to find out if a focal infection of the teeth or jaws could possibly be the culprit for certain symptoms. If so the dentist will apply the adequate therapy before dealing with the patients teeth. It has been known for years in holistic medicine and dentistry that an ill tooth can be the cause of all kinds of disorders of the the body which are not necessarily limited to the oral cavity. This is called focal development because it has remote effects.
The insidious side effect is that the patient does not feel direct pains. Therefore it can possibly remain undiscovered for a long time.

Possible effects
A focus should be taken into consideration whenever an illness is chronic and does not respond to treatment or when the patient becomes ill again after a successful therapy. Therapeutic methods usually get rid of the symptoms but not of the causes of the troubles.

The following symptoms should be tested in reference to a focus:

  • rheumatic illnesses in their early stage (prior to the deformation of the joints)
  • functional complaints of joints and muscles.
  • neuralgia
  • migraines and headaches
  • eczema and skin eruptions
  • allergies
  • recurrent infections of individual organs (e.g. bladder or gall bladder infections)
  • poor concentration and chronic fatigue

Jaws and organism – a network

The regulatory system of the organism is extremely complex and modern focal theory cannot be explained with the simple thinking of cause and effect. In order to detect a focus the knowledge of the so-called energetic interaction is necessary. This can be envisaged as wiring diagrams between the cross-linking of the jaw and the organism. The energetic links connecting different parts of the body form an interactive system with the teeth. This means that every tooth has its energetic link - called the meridian - to a certain organ. E.g. a recurrent bladder infection can be caused by a dead incisor.

Diagnostics: health means reacting to impulses in an adequate way.

This includes a.o. Applied Kinesiology and Physioenergetics when the body is brought together with the most different test materials (e.g. homeopathic medicines or dental substances). The organism reacts to the vibrations of these substances, enabling the therapist to test the entire body for focal disturbances through muscle reflexes. The most important bio-functional disturbances of the patient are transmitted through a filter system. These filters reveal dominant focal disturbances and strained meridians.

Therapy: relief and complete recovery

If a focal infection is detected in the dental area, an individual therapy has to be initiated. A shifted wisdom tooth has to be surgically removed and the surrounding bone has to be cleaned. A chronic jaw infection however does not necessarily require surgery. If autonomic response testing has proven that the organism is capable of recuperating, a jaw infection can often be cured with homeopathic treatment. However, especially patients with chronic illnesses or elderly persons are often detrimentally affected. That means their self-healing powers cannot be activated through this method because their immune system is not able to respond to such measures. The patient has to have surgery whereby the focus has to be removed and the surrounding bones have to be cleaned. This therapy has to be accompanied by herbal or homeopathic medicine. In extreme situations other remedies (s.a. phytotherapeutics) or procedures (s.a. lymphatic drainage) may have to be administered or applied respectively.

Through innovative procedures, however, it may be possible that a root canal treatment can be carried out without detrimental effects for the health of the patient. Under the condition that the root canal has been thoroughly cleaned and filled. This involves the removal of the diseased pulp tissue, infectuous bacteria, toxic substances and a meticulous clean-out of the canal from residue of a previous root canal with state-of-the-art instruments. Whether the removal of the dead tooth or the bacteria-proof filling of the root canal are the right alternative, has to be decided according to the individual situation. At all times should a focal therapy be accompanied by the administration of homeopathic and other natural remedies and the flushing-out of toxic substances to support the defensive functions of the organism. The goal is to stimulate and activate the self-healing powers of the organism to achieve complete recovery of the patient.

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