New paths in dentistry: holistic concept for body and mind
Both as an accompanying measure and following dental treatment, naturopathic support can be a useful supplement. In cooperation with the Heilpraktiker-Praxisgemeinschaft “3fach gesund”, the dental practice Prof. Dr. Bender offers this special service and thus a holistic concept. The holistic medicine is based on the assumption that body, soul and spirit of a person are connected. If complaints occur in one of these areas, they affect the entire organism and can endanger the balance of the whole.
According to this doctrine, complaints of the body can, for example, also indicate other diseases, which can be of both physical and mental nature. Especially teeth and gums are of great importance in this consideration. Complaints in this area can be an indication of the overall health of the body, mind and soul.
The close cooperation between the practice of Prof. Dr. Bender and the Heilpraktiker-Praxisgemeinschaft offers patients a profitable opportunity in various ways. Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM for short, which is several thousand years old, states, for example, that the teeth are of special importance in the holistic view of the organism. According to this, every tooth is connected to an organ or even a certain body function. This knowledge makes it possible, if necessary, to determine the actual causes of the complaints or to identify symptoms that show up in other organs and stand for a dental disease. For example, amalgam fillings or root problems of a tooth can be the cause of organic complaints. Malpositioned teeth or jaws, in turn, can be responsible for back problems.
Also in terms of prevention, the cooperation offers a holistic view of long-term dental health. For example, patients can take advantage of a 5-element nutritional consultation to maintain or restore the health of their teeth. This consultation is based on the fact that certain foods are helpful for the internal strengthening of the teeth – such as lentils, sesame or walnuts. Effective prevention is achieved when the consultation is combined with classical elements of dentistry, such as professional dental cleaning. Even if treatment is unavoidable, the cooperation offers advantages for the patient: The success of treatment can be optimised and the process of healing can be facilitated by using a sensible combination of dental care and complementary medical diagnostics.
The following methods are particularly recommended:
- Determining which materials are ideally suited in terms of tooth replacement compatibility.
- If necessary, the follow-up treatment of surgical interventions on a homeopathic level is recommended.
- It is possible that an alternative pain therapy can be considered as a substitute or support for the intake of pain medication.
- The use of hypnosis to overcome dental fear, if necessary.
The holistic concept of cooperation offers patients a wide variety of treatment methods. Naturopathy and conventional medicine go hand in hand to achieve the ideal combination for the patient.