The stimulation of the needles causes a release of bioactive substances produced by the
body that have a curative effect on the nervous system (STRESS, INSOMNIA,
ANXIETY), on the immune system (FREQUENT COLDS, SORE THROATS, INTESTINAL
VIRUSES), on the muscles, the bones, the tendons and internal organs. The bioactive
substances are anti-inflammatory, reduce pain and favor the regenerative process in the
ARTHROSIS AND ARTHRITIS OF THE HANDS AND FINGERS
ARTHROSIS AND ARTHRITIS OF THE FEET AND TOES
ACHILLES TENDON ARTHROSIS AND ARTHRITIS OF THE KNEES
Like already mentioned above, the WHO recommends, thanks to EVIDENCE BASED
MEDICINE studies, acupuncture for therapy of the temporal mandibular. What do these
medical words mean? TEMPORAL MANDIBULAR PAIN (OFTEN ALSO CALLED
CRANIAL MANDIBULAR PAIN), are often due to a hyperactive musculature of the
mouth. The principal cause is GRINDING OF THE TEETH AT NIGHT, caused principally
from the result of daily stress at work, from anxiety of not being able to manage all of the
commitments requested daily at work along with the frustration. The body tries during the
night to relieve this stress and anxiety by grinding the teeth. WHAT HAPPENS AT
NIGHT? The chewing muscles are under an ultra force that produces a series of dental
damage, cervical pain, and a negative stimulus of the nervous system.
DAMAGE TO THE ENAMEL (distruction or loss of the tooth enamel)
GUM RECESSION that leaves open the root of the tooth that causes sensitivity with cold and hot drinks and increases the risk of caries.
DAMAGE TO THE BONE SURROUNDING THE ROOT OF THE TOOTH that leads to an elevated mobility of the teeth and can progress to tooth loss.
PAIN OPENING THE MOUTH
INTERNAL EAR PAIN
PAIN BEHIND THE EYES
REPETATIVE NOCTURNAL AWAKENING
RINGING IN THE EARS/TINNITIS
Often I ask my patients: ”DO YOU GRIND YOUR TEETH AT NIGHT”? The answer is
almost always the same: “I don’t believe so, I sleep”! But the reality is another thing. The
majority of people today who grind their teeth do so because they have too much stress,
anxiety, fear, preoccupations, and frustration. The grinding of teeth, also called
BRUXISM, is evident immediately when I palpate the muscles that are tense, when I
listen to the articulation of the mandible that cracks, when I observe the enamel that is
destroyed and when I look at the gums that have receded. Which exams and which
therapies are advised for BRUXISM - (GRINDING OF THE TEETH) - TEMPORAL
The exam for pain/dysfunction of the temporal-mandibular requires an analysis and
palpitation of all of the muscles of the masticatory system and the muscles of the neck.
This exam is called ELECTROMYOGRAPHY because it measures the “electrical” activity
of a muscle when it is working. It is a method without pain or collateral effects, fast, and
scientifically approved. It helps to unmask the muscles that are chronically tense and that
work in a way non-physiological causing neck pain, migraines, and nerve pain
Another exam I recommend to my patients is the POSTURAL EVALUATION (EXAM OF THE POSTURE) computerized with A DIGITAL FOOTBOARD. THE ALTERATION OF THE POSTURE can also contribute to the arise of temporal-mandibular pain, neck (cervical) pain, shoulder pain, tingling of the hands, nerve pain of the trigeminal nerve which is not rarely the consequence of a work seated in front of a computer. To correct an ELEVATED POSTURE we will work together with you for an individualized therapy.
As already mentioned, the therapy “EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE” is ACUPUNCTURE. With this therapy you reduce stress and you can relax the contracted muscles (muscles of the mouth, the neck, the shoulder, etc.) responsible for diverse pain (headaches, migraines, pain and dizziness, etc.). TO AVOID GRINDING AT NIGHT AND TO PROTECT THE TEETH, I create two small dental appliances: one with a soft “cushion” for the night to reduce and neutralize the ultra-forces on the teeth and musculature (damage to teeth, headaches, insomnia, etc.), and another almost invisible one to wear at work during computer work. The appliance for work is a “stress-breaker” that reduces the stimuli of the nervous system and harmonizes the masticatory function (reducing muscle tension during work) in a phase of great stress.
ARE AGREED UPON WITH HEALTH INSURANCE and the exam of these therapies
enters into the BASIC HEALTH INSURANCE (LA Mal) also if it is a dental exam.