A doctors primary responsibility is to put patients in a position to heal themselves. – Terrence O’Shaughnessy, DMD
“Nothing has really helped, and I am getting worse by the day.” Jenna, 37 and mother of 2, sustained a severe blow to the back of her neck from a fallen overhead projector, on 104/2015. She had seen over 30 doctors before her husband brought her to see me, with the support of a cane.
“How was your sleep before your injury?” was my first question, after understanding her history, and before looking inside her mouth. “Been a poor sleeper all my life.” That tells
me that Holistic Mouth solutions can help her.
Jenna’s facial features tell me that she may be stuck with an undiagnosed impaired mouth and pinched airway. To test my working hypothesis, I put her mandible where her body says to, and told her to take a walk, and you can see the difference in the first video.
What kept Jenna, or any of your patients, from getting well after falling ill or injury? Why do some patients recover, and others not despite all-out effort? We all have our favorites, but poor sleep is worth considering, so is an obstructed airway day and night.
You too can learn to diagnose impaired mouth among your patients and family. A Holistic Mouth diagnostician is one who can:
- Connect the mouth with patients’ medical, dental, and mood complaints.
- Identify how each patient’s diet, lifestyle, posture, habits, and overall health affect their sleep, airway, dental, and gum problems, and vice versa.
- Refer patients to integrative health professionals as needed for the expertise beyond my scope of practice.
- Develop or redevelop deficient mouth structures orthopedically and functionally for better overall health.
You can become a holistic mouth diagnostician by registering for BOTH of these.