Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Phase Three of the Huggins-Grube Protocol – Acupressure

“Putting out the fire doesn’t rebuild the house.” These insightful words are from a short pamphlet called “The Assist Report.” Huggins Applied Healing published it in order to give an overview of our Patient Protection Protocol. And, the quoted sentence above goes right to the heart of its third phase.  

Inner Roadways

You’ll recall my road analogy from last week’s post. Well, the first post-operative treatment I want to discuss is all about roads. Only, they’re on the inside, so to speak.

I’m talking about what Oriental medicine calls “meridian lines.” Meridian lines are essentially the invisible pathways connecting the various key points in the body. It is thought that these key points are where a person’s vital energy is localized.

Puncture and Pressure

For thousands of years, Oriental medical practitioners have treated patients on the basis of these “vital energy points.” When thin needles are inserted into these points, the therapy is called acupuncture. On the other hand, when hand pressure is applied to these same points, the treatment is called acupressure. The general theory behind both modalities is the same. Only the practical applications differ.

Acupressure, thus, is a kind of Oriental massage.  Here at Centers for Healing, acupressure is usually made available to patients immediately following dental revision work. Dental procedures can interrupt, or “scramble,” the normalelectrical impulses that connect the body’s vital energy points. Bottom line: acupressure is able to “reintroduce” a person’s nervous system to his or her muscular system.

The Dental Meridian Chart

There’s more. If you’ve ever visited our Scranton office, you may have noticed a large chart on the wall of the waiting area. This dental meridian chart details the relationship between each tooth in a person’s mouth and a particular bodily organ. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “We are all connected,” huh? The truth is that each one of us – before being connected with those around us – is an elaborate series of biological, chemical, and electrical interconnections. In the trillions!

I don’t know about you, but I find all of this absolutely fascinating. However, there’s way too much to say about it a single blog post, so I’ll surely be coming back to this topic in future posts. For now, you just need to know that acupressure is one of the many post-revision therapies we use at Centers for Healing.

Meanwhile, take good care, and enjoy the summer. As always, we’d love to hear from you! In other words: stay connected!

All the best,

Dr. Blanche

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