ella-vickerman-0s6fKvaVeqY-unsplashThe word “meridian” refers to a channel or path where the body’s “chi” or energy flows. Think of meridians as wires that cannot be seen yet move energy around. These wires are constantly circling the body and there are multiple entrances or exit ramps so that the energy can flow to the correct organ.

The easiest way to see the meridians connecting the organs and teeth is to consider one tooth at a time. Looking at a meridian tooth chart, you can find the appropriate tooth and follow the blocks vertically, or you may locate an organ that will lead you to the corresponding tooth.

Each tooth is connected to the always moving meridians, of which there are twelve. A meridian may be tied to more than one tooth. For example, a single meridian is shared by the bicuspids while another is shared by the molars, and yet another is shared by the anterior (front) teeth. The maxillary bicuspids share the mandibular molars, and the mandibular bicuspids share the maxillary molars.

It’s important to remember that the meridians can be impacted at any point. For example, a six-year maxillary molar that has undergone a root canal may lead to issues in the stomach, or, vice versa, the molar may be affected as a result of stomach issues. To validate where the block is happening, it is necessary to get an examination from a trained practitioner who thoroughly understands the intricate relationships involved in meridians.

To give you an idea of how meridians are tied to certain parts of the body, let’s briefly provide a few examples. Tooth number five, for instance, is also known as the upper right second bicuspid. This tooth is tied to parts of the body like the nose and lungs. Tooth number one is the upper right third molar and is also one of the mouth’s wisdom teeth. This tooth is associated with the all-important heart. It also has a relationship with the central nervous system, the toes and foot, and the limbic system.

This update is by Holistic Dental Center New Jersey. We concentrate on delivering balanced dental care that is healthy for both the body, the teeth, and gums. With more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky aims to enhance the quality of life of his patients through holistic dental treatment such as ozone therapy that values and honors the body. The result is a healthy body and a sterling smile. To schedule an appointment at our holistic dentist New Jersey office, please call 973-718-5104.