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ROOT CANALS & BREAST CANCER

 

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OUR TEETH ARE CONNECTED TO OUR ORGANS, TISSUES, & GLANDS

 

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“In accordance with ancient Chinese medicine, the mouth is a reflection of the person’s total health. Ancient Chinese physicians would examine the patient’s teeth, gums, tongue and oral cavity before they examined the rest of patient’s body.” (My Dentist, undated)
You can use this INTERACTIVE MERIDIAN TOOTH CHART to learn about each tooth’s relationship to your overall health. For example, if you enter BREAST in the ‘Select An Organ’ box, you’ll see that these teeth share meridians with the breasts: 17, 16, 26, 27, 35, 34, 44, and 45.
Then you can click on each of those teeth to see which other organs are connected on that meridian.
I highly recommend doing this. It’s illuminating. For example, here’s what you get when you enter KIDNEYS and click on Tooth #3, the first molar:

 

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WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE

“Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.
“The most common causes of pulp damage or death are:
  • A cracked tooth
  • A deep cavity
  • An injury to a tooth, such as a severe knock to the tooth, either recent or in the past
“Once the pulp is infected or dead, if left untreated, pus can build up at the root tip in the jawbone, forming an abscess. An abscess can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and cause pain.” (Colgate Oral Care Center, 2016)

 

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Root canal information (American Association of Endodontics, 2016):
  • More than 15 million root canals are performed every year.
  • More than 41,000 root canals are performed each day.
  • Endodontists perform 25 root canal treatments each week; general dentists perform fewer than 2.
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That’s a lot of root canal procedures – but are they safe? Many dentists, doctors, and researchers say ‘no’, that root canals pose serious health risks for the vast majority of us whose immune system functioning has been depressed by poor diet, antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, chronic high stress level, exposure to toxins, leaky gut, autoimmune conditions, chronic illness, chronic lack of sleep, etc.

 

 

 

 

WHAT INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY CAN SHOW

“Infrared thermography is the technique of converting infrared energy (radiant heat) into an image that a person can see and understand.  We ordinarily see in visible light.  We can compare infrared to visible light – they are not the same, but they are analogous….
“… an infrared camera creates an image by converting radiant heat energy into a signal that can be displayed on a monitor (and later printed).
“The infrared energy emitted from an object is directly proportional to its temperature.  Therefore temperatures are accurately measured by the infrared camera.” (Iris Associates, undated)

 

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“The theory behind thermal imaging, also called digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI), is that normal and abnormal tissues have different heat signatures. So a thermal image, when read by an experienced examiner and run through the proper computer analyses, may reveal the infrared evidence of a potential or actual health issue that may not yet be detectable by other means, such as an X-ray, CAT scan, or MRI.” (Integrative Life Solutions, 2016)
Images taken by infrared thermography cameras can be grayscale or color coded.

 

This grayscale infrared image looks odd because we ordinarily see in visible light while this image shows radiant heat.  As you can see from the temperature scale to the left of the image, the light areas are warmer than the dark areas. 

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See Reveal Your Body’s Secrets Through Clinical Thermography and How Does Thermography Work? if you’re interested in getting more information about the technique.
On the color legend (along the right side) accompanying the set of four infrared thermograms below, the reds at the top indicate inflammation while the greens and blues at the bottom indicate the absence of inflammation. You can see that the circled area of muscle pain in the woman’s upper arm is cool (blue) so her pain is not due to inflammation, which would have registered in the red range. She does, however, have quite a lot of inflammation elsewhere in her upper body.
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Airport security in Greece screens for fever, a sign of infection. Presumably, the man shown on the thermography screen was allowed into the country.

Thermal imaging camera & screen, in an airport terminal in Greece. Thermal imaging can detect fever, one of the signs of infection.

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Another infrared thermogram, this one of a house, shows that the windows and most of the siding are doing a good job of keeping the house cozy inside (mostly blue and green) while the roof and a few other areas are allowing a lot of heat loss (bright red).

 

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ROOT CANALS & BREAST CANCER

Thermography lets us visualize the relationship between root canals and cancers developing in the breasts. The two sets of thermograms below illustrate, in both grayscale and color, this connection.
The top row in the first set of four shows significant breast inflammation after a failed root canal extraction. The bottom row in this set shows a great reduction of the inflammation following the tooth’s extraction.

 

Before and After Effects of Failed Root Canal Extraction on the Breasts

Thermal Images Root Canal Extraction Copyright The Thermogram CenterTop Row – 2012: (Former Camera)

Note the lymph flow from the neck into the chest and breasts, particularly the right breast.

R – TH 4, L – TH 2

Bottom Row – 2015: (Current Camera)

Note the significant reduction in chest inflammation, the increased symmetry between breasts, and the lack of heat/thermal features therein.

R – TH 1, L – TH 1

Following the left tooth #14 extraction, the client’s Thermobiological Risk in the right breast decreased from HIGH risk (4) to LOWEST risk (1). Prevention was supported!!! Of what, we’ll never know…  (Thermogram Center, 2016)

 

This pair of thermograms below, of a woman who’d had a mastectomy a year earlier, shows intense inflammation in her breast area and chest lymph system (left image) and a rear molar socket infection on the same side (right image). The thermographer noted, “In the upper left image, lymphatic drainage from the right side of the mouth into the chest is apparent.”

 

Tooth Socket Infection and Breast Cancer

Thermal Images copyright The Thermogram CenterThis 46 year old female used thermal imaging in 2010 after having had a mastectomy just over a year earlier. While she hadnt understood that many teeth can affect the breast, her thermal imaging and the tooth and organ chart revealed to her the possibility of a back molar socket infection and breast connection. In the upper left image, lymphatic drainage from the right side of the mouth into the chest is apparent. (The Thermogram Center, 2016)

 

 “In a study of 150 breast cancer patients by Dr. Rau, in Switzerland, 147 of them had had root canals on the same meridian as the breast cancer. The other 3 also had dental problems on the same meridian, but they were not caused by root canals, they were infections in the jawbone caused by some other dental procedure.” (Kehr, 2016)

 

If you have had a root canal and have had, or are concerned about getting breast cancer, I recommend reading Ann Credible’s post about her own experience that led to her understanding the link between root canal,  breast cancer, and several other unpleasant symptoms she was experiencing: Do Root Canals Cause Breast Cancer?

 

 

“The Breast Meridian is connected to the 4th and 5th tooth from the center tooth, right and left, upper and lower jaw. In other words, if you have a hunk of metal or a root canal in one of those teeth, seriously consider having that issue repaired by a biological dentist.
“Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher of the relationship between root canals and breast cancer, found an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer. In a 5 year study with over 300 cases, Dr. Jones found the following
  •  93 percent of women with breast cancer had root canals
  • 7 percent had other oral pathology
  • Tumors, in the majority of cases, occurred on the same side of the body as the root canal(s) or other oral pathology
(Desaulniers, 2012)

 

 

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A ROOT CANAL

Root canals harm the body in two ways:
  1. They create a toxic drip of pathogenic bacteria that impairs the body’s immune system.
  2. Through the acupuncture meridian system, the toxic tooth energetically affects the organ connected to the tooth.
(Desaulniers, 2012)

 

ANATOMY OF A TOOTH

Our teeth contain small holes that run horizontally from the inside of the tooth to the outside located within the dentin. Our larger teeth, like molars, can contain up to 3 miles of these tubules.

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Microscopic Image of Dentinal Tubules in a Tooth (greatly enlarged)

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Microscopic Image of Bacteria Growing Inside the Dentinal Tubules of a Root Canaled Tooth

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ROOT CANALS PROMOTE SECONDARY INFECTIONS, RELEASING PATHOGENIC BACTERIA INTO THE BODY

 

“Root canals seem to only place a bandage over a life threatening problem, and more appropriately merely delay the onset of major health issues. Unfortunately there is an underlying misconception that infective agents such as microbes, fungi, and viruses are successfully disinfected within teeth’s gums. However, there are miles of microscopic tubules which are never exposed to sanitizing chemicals.

“In studies, up to 50% of the pathogenic bacteria population remained following treatment with the common disinfectant sodium hypochlorite. Adding human error to the equation, secondary health complications arising from root canals seem more likely than not.” (Jockers, 2016)

Enterococcus faecalis

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One of the toxic anaerobic bacteria that is often present in a root canal is  Enterococcus faecalis. As its name suggests, E. faecalis originates inside the digestive and genitourinary tracts. When it colonizes elsewhere in the body, it  can cause life threatening conditions such as endocarditis, septicemia, urinary tract infections, and meningitis. It is highly pathogenic and often antibiotic resistant.
In the mouth, E. facaelis colonies are responsible for the formation of abscesses, pus and destruction of tissue.
“E. faecalis has been frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. Root canal-treated teeth are about nine times more likely to harbor E. faecalis than cases of primary infections.”   (Wikipedia, 7/21/2016)
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In addition to Enterococcus faecalis, other dangerous bacteria are often found living in tooth systems after a root canal (Jockers, 2016):
  • Pseudomonas:  Symptoms associated with Pseudomonas bacteria include a weakened immune system, pneumonia, and blood infections.
  • Staphylococci:  Staph bacteria cause skin infections and are often present in pneumonia, blood poisoning, and toxic shock syndrome.
  • Streptococci:  Populations of these types of bacteria cause strep throat, pain, fever, dizziness, swelling, confusion, abnormal blood pressure, and toxic shock syndrome.  As the most frequent cause of necrotizing fasciitis, Streptococcus pyogenes, is often referred to as the ‘flesh-eating bacteria’.

 

 

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Root canals create toxic and dangerous conditions in the mouth. Our teeth are living organisms that connect to the rest of the body via the tubules in each tooth –  around 3 miles of tubules per tooth.
“Saving a dying, infected tooth would be like trying to save an infected appendix or gall bladder, stuffing it with bleach (sodium hypochlorite is routinely used in root canals) and other toxic chemicals, hoping that there would be no effects of long term infections. Sound silly?
“That is exactly what happens when you get a root canal.” (Desaulniers, 2012)
No matter what efforts are made to kill the pathogenic bacteria living in a  root canaled tooth, the truth is that these dead teeth can become seriously toxic sites continuously dripping infection into the body. (Desaulniers, 2012), (Jockers, 2016), & (Mercola, 2015)

 

 

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ROOT CANALS GREATLY INCREASE THE RISK OF SERIOUS DISEASES

Dr. Weston Price (1870-1948) was a prominent dentist known for his meticulous research and writings on the relationship between nutrition, dental and physical health. In 1913 he founded a research institute called the National Dental Association, which later became the research section of the American Dental Association. Price was the NDA’s chairman from 1914 to 1928.

 

Weston A. Price, DDS

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A century ago, “Price was concerned about the pathological bacteria found in nearly all root canal teeth of that time. He was able to transfer diseases harbored by humans from their extracted root canal teeth into rabbits by inserting a fragment of a root canal root under the skin in the belly area of a test rabbit. He found that root canal fragments from a person who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within a few weeks. Transference of heart disease could be accomplished 100 percent of the time. Some diseases transferred only 88 percent of the time, but the handwriting was on the wall.” (Huggins, 2010)

 

 

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The truth about root canals may have been written on the wall a century ago but Price was labeled a ‘radical’ by the dental profession, which continued to declare that root canals were perfectly safe. And by the way, the dental mercury in ‘amalgam’ fillings,  was first exposed as a serious health hazard well over a century ago – in 1840 – yet most of us still have these fillings in our teeth. Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. (Huggins, 2010)

 

“Dr. Josef Issels, the ‘father of Integrative Medicine’ found that, in his 40 years of treating ‘terminal’ cancer patients, 97% of his cancer patients had root canals.” (Desaulniers, 2012)

Root canals have been linked to a wide variety of health conditions known to be adversely affected by inflammation in the body, including:
  • Cancers
  • Heart disease: heart attacks, endocarditis, heart valve infection
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive disorders
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Meningitis
(Jockers, 2016) & (Mercola, 2012)

 

“We have identified 28 bacteria that the literature reports are related to heart diseases, including heart attack, endocarditis, and heart valve infection. Neurological diseases are in second place with 23 bacteria reported to be causative or contributing factors. Liver function, kidney, breast cancer – the list becomes alarming, so it is time to inform the public what dentists cannot tell you out of fear of retribution from injured patients and their own association. The Dental Association would move from being one of the most respected professions to the least respected…
“How many people are affected, and how?
“While I cannot list every potential in this article, our figures indicate that over 90 percent of the patients seeking help for dental related problems suffer from chronic fatigue, and that’s just one example. How tiring can bacteria be? One group certainly can contribute. They are called “porins.” Few doctors and even fewer humans have ever heard of porins. The word comes from “pores.” These bacteria drill holes in red blood cells – pores – that allow hemoglobin to escape into the surrounding blood where the bacteria are lurking to suck up the iron. These bacteria, the porin producers, have a very high appetite for iron, and hemoglobin furnishes a never ending supply.
“Once a red blood cell has a few pores punched in it – a sleeve is inserted as well, such that the red blood cell cannot heal – the red cell bleeds to death. Now the liver has to process all that hemoglobin scrap relieved of its iron, and calm the body from irritations due to the red cell contents being where they do not belong.
“Another new kid on the block that may be dentally related is meningitis, which is a growing epidemic. When reading an article about the need for another meningitis vaccine, I recalled seeing meningitis listed as an effect of a few different bacteria that thrive in root canals and cavitations. Capnocytophaga ochnacea; Gemella morbillorum; Klebsiella oxytoca; Neisseria meningitidis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and a few more.” (Mercola, 2012)

 

 

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You wouldn’t purchase a car just because a salesperson or an ad says it’s great. Wouldn’t you also want to know if it’s the right one for you?

If you want to take more responsibility for maintaining or improving  your own and your family’s health, you would be wise to look into the pro’s and con’s of doing whatever your doctors and dentists say needs to be done before actually doing it. Be an informed consumer so, if you do decide to take any particular piece of medical advice, you will be giving  INFORMED rather than BLIND consent.

 

 

 

FIND A HOLISTIC OR BIOLOGICAL DENTIST

Many, probably most, dentists and physicians don’t understand the connection between root canals and breast cancer or other illnesses. If you take your health seriously, it would be wise to find a biological or holistic dentist for all your oral health care.
You can search the following sites to see if there are these types of dentists in your area:  International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the (IAOMT)International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) and the Holistic Dental Association. (Jockers, 2016)

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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If you want more information on root canals and why they’re dangerous, take a look at Dr Robert Mercola’s 2015 article Toxic Tooth—How a Root Canal Could Be Making You Sick.
Also see the 2014 book by Robert Kulacz, DDS, and T.E. Levy, MD, JD, The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick.
This is Kulacz and Levy’s website for their Toxic Tooth book: http://welcome.toxictooth.com/. It’s worth taking a look.

 

 

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REFERENCES

American Association of Endodontics. (2016). Endodontic Facts. See: http://www.aae.org/about-aae/news-room/endodontic-facts.aspx

AnnCredible.com. (2015). Do Root Canals Cause Breast Cancer? See: http://www.anncredible.com/2015/02/do-root-canals-cause-breast-cancer.html

Colgate Oral Care Center. (2016). What Is Root Canal Treatment?. See: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/procedures/root-canals/article/what-is-root-canal-treatment?thumbparam=root-canals/490636003

Desaulniers, V. (2012). Is your root canal increasing your risk for Breast Cancer?  Breast Cancer Conqueror. See: http://breastcancerconqueror.com/is-your-root-canal-increasing-your-risk-for-breast-cancer/

Holistic Dental Association. (2016). See: http://holisticdental.org

Homeopathic Dental Hygiene Clinic. (2016). Meridian Tooth Chart. See: http://www.healthyteeth4life.ca/meridian-tooth-chart/

Huggins, H. (2010). Root Canal Dangers. See: http://www.westonaprice.org/holistic-healthcare/root-canal-dangers/

Integrative Life Solutions. (2016). Reveal Your Body’s Secrets Through Clinical Thermography. See: http://www.integrativelifesolutions.com/Thermographyhome.jsp

International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). (2016). See: https://iabdm.org

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT. (2016). See: https://iaomt.org

Iris Associates. (Undated). How Does Thermography Work? See: http://www.irisinfrared.com/How%20Does%20It%20Work.htm

Jockers, D. (2016). Are Root Canals Really a Cause of Cancer? The Truth About Cancer. See: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/root-canals-cause-cancer/

Breast Cancer. Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.  http://www.cancertutor.com/breast_cancer/

Kulacz, R. & Levy, T.E. (2014). The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick. See: https://www.amazon.com/Toxic-Tooth-canal-could-making/dp/0983772827

Kulacz, R. & Levy, T.E. (2014). The Toxic Tooth. See: http://welcome.toxictooth.com/

Mercola, R. (2012). How a Root Canal Can Affect Your Health. See: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/02/dr-huggins-discusses-root-canals.aspx

Mercola, R. (2015). Toxic Tooth—How a Root Canal Could Be Making You Sick. See: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/05/31/root-canal-teeth.aspx

Thermogram Center. (2016). Thermal Images: Teeth. See: http://www.thermogramcenter.com/our-services/thermal-images/teeth-images/

Wikipedia. (7/21/2016). Enterococcus faecalis. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterococcus_faecalis

 

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MALFUNCTIONING PYLORIC & ILEOCECAL VALVES – AND HOW TO FIX THEM

 

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I learned something very helpful from my recent thermography. After weeks of intense intestinal distress, I now know (at least in part) what the cause was and how to fix it.
Turns out my symptoms (bloating, burping, gas, feeling full after eating only a little, abdominal pain, fever spikes, spastic diarrhea, insomnia – feeling weak, toxic and just generally awful) were due in large part to my pyloric and ileocecal valves’ having become sluggish. What a relief to get this information. And the fixes works quickly: I feel better immediately after doing them!
We’ll get to these shortly, but first some information on the functions of those valves and what can go wrong if they’re not working properly.

For information on thermography, see Inflammation and  What You Don’t Know CAN Harm You.

 

 

 

PYLORIC VALVE

 

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(Source: www.newhealthguide.org )

 

The pyloric valve is a sphincter-type valve that controls the opening between the bottom end of the stomach and the beginning of the small intestine. It’s located about 2″ above the  navel, more or less in the center of the body.
The pyloric valve’s principal function is to control the flow of partially digested material from the stomach into the duodenum, the topmost section of the small intestine, where most of the nutrients get extracted from what we eat. When the valve is working well, it opens slightly a few times a minute to allow a small amount of food to move into the duodenum. Its secondary function is to prevent bile from flowing back from the small intestine into the stomach (bile reflux).
When the pyloric valve is malfunctioning, as it does in many people – even some who aren’t aware they’re having a problem, it creates  discomfort and many serious medical problems. Malfunctioning of this valve includes spasms that prevent it from opening or closing completely.

 

Bloating: Symptom of a Pyloric Valve That Isn’t Opening Properly

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When the valve spasms, it becomes inflamed. You can experience pain as food tries passing from your stomach into your small intestine. If the spasms are severe, you may become nauseated and experience violent vomiting as your stomach attempts to clear itself. The usual symptoms of a spastic pyloric valve that isn’t opening properly are bloating and a sharp pain after eating.
If the valve isn’t closing properly, bile can flow back into the stomach from the intestines. The Mayo Clinic says, “Bile reflux can be difficult to distinguish from acid reflux…. and the two conditions may occur at the same time.” Bile reflux can lead to some serious issues, including damage to the stomach and esophageal linings, bleeding ulcers, and Barrett’s Esophagus. (Thermal Imaging of the Southwest, 2013)

 

Bile Reflux: Symptom of a Pyloric Valve That Isn’t Closing Properly

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“When the (pyloric) sphincter is contracted, it holds food in the stomach, allowing the digestive juices to do their work. This breaks down the food into a substance called “chyme.” Once the food has broken down, the sphincter opens and allows it to enter the duodenum. The time the food spends in the stomach allows the body to absorb more of the nutrients.

“As long as the sphincter is healthy, it serves as a one-way door to the intestines, and that keeps your digestive system moving smoothly.”

– New Health Guide, 2014

 

 

The malfunctioning, constricted pyloric valve shown on this thermogram is visible inside the black oval in the center of the body:

Thermogram of a Pyloric Valve in Distress

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When the pyloric valve is constricted and inflamed, blood flow increases to that area.  When the valve doesn’t close properly, allowing bile to flow back into the stomach and attack the stomach lining, blood flow to this area increases. It is the increased heat in the distressed area, caused by this additional blood flow, that the thermographic infrared camera captures on the image.
“Dr. Gregory Melvin, a board-certified thermography-reading doctor, notes that ‘Most conditions are detectable with infrared imaging. When the pyloric valve is under distress, it creates a specific and unique thermal image, making it fairly obvious.’” (Thermal Imaging of the Southwest, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

ILEOCECAL VALVE

 

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The ileocecal valve is a sphincter-type valve located at the junction of the end of the small intestine and beginning of the large intestine. Its purpose is twofold: 1) To retain the contents of the small intestine long enough for the digestive process to be completed, and 2) As a barrier to prevent bacteria laden material in the large intestine from ‘back flowing’ into the small intestine and contaminating it.
When the ileocecal valve is closed, the partially digested food stays in the small intestine, where the body renders and absorbs nutrients. Once material has been allowed to pass through the ileocecal valve to enter the large intestine, the valve closes again to prevent back flow from the large intestine.

 

 

HEALTHY FUNCTIONING OF THE ILEOCECAL VALVE
When the ileocecal valve is functioning normally:
  • It remains closed most of the time, opening only when food is ready to pass from the small intestine into the large intestine for further processing.
  • It opens briefly to allow the contents of the small intestine to exit into the large intestine.
  • After food has moved through it, it closes again quickly to prevent contents of the large intestine from leaking back into the small intestine.

 

WHEN THE ILEOCECAL VALVE MALFUNCTIONS – REMAINING OPEN OR CLOSED
An ileocecal valve sticking in the open position allows a backwash of watery waste material from the large intestine to get absorbed back into the small intestine. This is serious because the small intestine is where the process of creating blood to fuel the body begins.
A valve stuck in the open position can cause frequent diarrhea leading to dehydration and lack of energy
A valve sticking in the closed position can cause tightness in the bowel movements or constipation.
Both conditions create a toxic condition and cause imbalances anywhere in the body where there is blood. (Minckler, undated) (Pollard, undated)
Dysfunction of the ileocecal valve, remaining either open or closed, causes organs and/or muscles to become more susceptible to developing problems.
A person with an open valve will feel better when stationary and worse when moving around. Someone with a closed valve will feel worse upon rising or being inactive and better when moving around. (NeuroHealth Chiropractic, 2013)

 

 

FACTORS AFFECTING ILEOCECAL VALVE FUNCTIONING
These include:
  • Consuming insufficient nutrients
  • An improper nerve supply
  • Misalignment of the joints
  • Not chewing food well enough
  • Emotional stress
  • Travel
  • Diet
– Pollard, undated

 

DIETARY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR ILEOCECAL VALVE WORKING WELL
Some foods to avoid:
  • Bread and other dense foods to help keep it from sticking
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy and sugary foods
Supplements that support the functioning of the whole digestive system include:
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • AFA blue green algae
– Earthclinic, 2015
“This very important anatomical structure does an unheralded job. The Ileocecal Valve is such a major cause of digestive symptoms for people that the problem has reached epidemic proportions; yet, outside the chiropractic profession, its function and importance are practically unknown.
“Problems with an open ileocecal valve (Ileocecal Valve Syndrome) are extremely common in today’s society yet its symptoms are often misdiagnosed. Very few health practitioners understand the significance of the ICV in digestive problems.” (Pollard, undated)

 

Image of a Healthy Ileocecal Valve

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LOCATING YOUR ILEOCECAL VALVE
This is where your ileocecal valve is found – on the RIGHT side of your body, about 4 fingers (c. 2″) below your navel and 4 fingers to your right side, just inside your pelvic bone:
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An image of a malfunctioning ileocecal valve is visible in the thermogram below, on the right of the body, just inside the hip bone.

 

Thermogram Showing a Blocked Ileocecal Valve

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(Source: http://www.tiofsw.com)

 

 

ALCOHOL AND ILEOCECAL MALFUNCTION
Consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol will stress the ileocecal valve, causing it to stick in the open position. This result is one of the main causes of hangovers. (Minckler, undated)

 

 

 

 

ILEOCECAL VALVE SYNDROME

 

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(Source: drmayabose.com)

Click here to see a larger version of this  chart if you’re unable to read the small print in the one above.

 

Problems with the ileocecal valve (sticking in the open or closed position) cause such a variety of symptoms, the valve has been called the “great mimicker” by the chiropractic profession. Its symptoms can manifest far from the valve itself.
Interestingly, symptoms of an open or closed ileocecal valve are very similar. They include (Pollard, undated) (True Vitality, 2015):
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Heart palpitations and feeling of the heart fluttering
  • Chest pain during activity
  • Edema
  • Right shoulder pain simulating bursitis
  • Neck stiffness
  • Mid-afternoon dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Nausea
  • Faintness
  • Sudden thirst
  • General achiness
  • Joint pain
  • Circulation problems
  • Pinched nerves
  • Whole body arthritis
  • Sudden, stabbing, sharp low back or leg pain that feels just like a disc pain, especially when sitting or driving, with no mechanical cause
  • Sharp, pinpoint headaches, especially on the left side, at the base of the skull
  • Dull headaches, which often linger for hours in the frontal area
  • Migraine headaches – often as a system-wide response to the toxicity of the ileocecal valve
  • Chronic sinus infection, dripping sinuses, especially when not during allergy season
  • Allergies – the type often wrongly attributed to dust, cat hair, and mites
  • Dark circles under the eyes, puffy cheeks
  • Any of the “colon syndromes” such as Crohn’s disease, spastic colon, irritable bowel, celiac disease
  • Burning leg pain (that feels like a nerve) into the front of the left thigh
  • Asthma-like symptoms
  • General non-specific lower GI discomfort or symptoms often attributed to a psychological cause by practitioners unfamiliar with the ileocecal valve
Pollard offers this useful analogy of what happens when your ileocecal valve doesn’t work properly:
“Let’s say you have just finished preparing a wonderful meal and are about to sit down to enjoy it. Just before you do, you place the meal on the counter next to the sink. You take the remnants of the preparation process–carrot tops, meat gristle, pineapple thorns, and whatever else–and put them in the garbage disposal to be whisked away.
“For our example, let’s say you forget to put the cover on the garbage disposal. What happens when you flick the switch? As you might imagine, the contents of the garbage meant for disposal could fly all around the kitchen area mixing with your newly prepared meal. If this happened, you wouldn’t want to eat your meal.
“It goes without saying that you don’t want the contents of the garbage area of your intestines mixing with the contents of the kitchen area. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens in the body’s most important “kitchen area,” the small intestine.
“The ileocecal valve serves the same function as the cover or cap on the garbage disposal. If the ileocecal valve becomes open and remains open, the contents of the large intestine can and do leak back into the small intestine. This is not good for many reasons.
“One reason is the contents of the two different sections of the tube have different pH chemistry. If the two juices mix, this immediately causes gas. Another is that the contents of the small intestine are to be absorbed; whereas the contents of the large intestine are to be eliminated.
“The whole purpose of the ileocecal valve is to prevent the contents of these two distinctly different parts of the digestive tube from coming in contact. Probably very few people have not had some discomfort from their ileocecal valve at some point in their lives.” (Pollard, undated)

 

 

 

IMPORTANCE OF CHEWING OUR FOOD WELL BEFORE SWALLOWING IT

 

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(Source: debrasdollars.blogspot.com)
If we’re swallowing our food before it has been properly chewed, we’re putting great stress on the various parts of our digestive system as they try doing their specific jobs of breaking it down to extract nutrients from it and move it along.
Digestion begins in the mouth with mastication (the chewing process). If we’re not doing it well or long enough, we’re inviting some serious health problems.
Our whole digestive system below the mouth is designed to process increasingly smaller particles passing through its various parts.
Chewing breaks down the large chunks we put in our mouths into smaller particles, making it easier for the digestive juices in our stomachs to turn the masticated food it receives into chyme (partially digested food), our intestines to absorb nutrients and energy, and preventing improperly digested (too large) food particles from getting through the mucosal lining of our small intestine and into our blood stream, where their presence causes autoimmune reactions.
{See INCREASED GUT PERMEABILITY – CAUSES & CONSEQUENCES for a description of how our digestion works, from mouth to anus, and some of the many health problems caused by increased gut permeability (leaky gut).}
The longer we chew our food, the more opportunity we’re giving the enzyme-containing saliva in our mouths to begin breaking it down. Our saliva also helps lubricate our food, easing its passage down the esophagus on its way to the stomach.
Here are some tips for how to prepare our food before it begins its journey down our gullets,  into our stomachs and beyond (Mercola, 2013):
  • Take smaller bites of food. You won’t have to work as hard to reduce them to smaller particles.
  • Chew slowly and steadily.
  • Chew until your mouthful of food is liquefied or has lost its texture.
  • Chew and swallow completely before taking another bite of food.
  • Wait to drink fluids until after you’ve swallowed.
It’s especially important to chew these difficult foods carefully and completely so they don’t clog your ileocecal valve: Raw salads, popcorn, and raw nuts. (Pollard, undated)

 

 

 

EMOTIONAL STRESS AND DIGESTION

 

(Source: www.slideshare.net)
(Source: www.slideshare.net)

 

We’re all aware that physical and emotional stress impact all the systems in our bodies – including our digestion. Our bodies are hard wired to scan the environment for imminent attacks or threats to our existence – very big sources of stress. When our autonomic nervous system (ANS) perceives such a threat, it sets off a series of reactions to maximize our chances of successfully fighting off the threat or running away from it.
These are the body’s automatic Fight or Flight responses:

 

(Source: www.aflintchiropractor.com)
(Source: www.aflintchiropractor.com)

 

These responses made a great deal of sense for our survival when we were in frequent danger of being eaten or maimed by wild animals – we either stayed to fight them or ran away. The act of either physically fighting or fleeing resets the entire Fight or Flight system, using up the extra adrenaline our ANS has released to increase our chance of successfully fighting or fleeing. This reset allows the body to return to its natural state of balance (homeostasis).

 

(Source: polyskeptic.com)
(Source: polyskeptic.com)
In our current world, our bodies still automatically put us into Fight or Flight when we feel in danger but the threats to us now are mostly ones not amenable to physical fights or speedy escapes. They’re mostly from the frightened chatter going on in our heads  (eg, financial worries, worry about the future, what to do about stresses at home or at work) so our bodies aren’t easily able to reset and return us to homeostasis.  (Benn, 2015)

 

Unresolved vs Resolved Fight or Flight Response

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(Source: faculty.weber.edu)

 

Our digestive systems shut down or greatly slow down when we feel threatened and go into Fight or Flight. The energy required for digestion gets diverted elsewhere where it’s immediately needed for life-saving activities.
Here’s a description of the profound changes that take place in the body whenever our ANS initiates Flight or Flight:
“When our fight or flight response is activated, sequences of nerve cell firing occur and chemicals like adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are released into our bloodstream. These patterns of nerve cell firing and chemical release cause our body to undergo a series of very dramatic changes. Our respiratory rate increases. Blood is shunted away from our digestive tract and directed into our muscles and limbs, which require extra energy and fuel for running and fighting. Our pupils dilate. Our awareness intensifies. Our sight sharpens. Our impulses quicken. Our perception of pain diminishes. Our immune system mobilizes with increased activation. We become prepared—physically and psychologically—for fight or flight. We scan and search our environment, “looking for the enemy.”
“When our fight or flight system is activated, we tend to perceive everything in our environment as a possible threat to our survival. By its very nature, the fight or flight system bypasses our rational mind—where our more well thought out beliefs exist—and moves us into “attack” mode. This state of alert causes us to perceive almost everything in our world as a possible threat to our survival. As such, we tend to see everyone and everything as a possible enemy. Like airport security during a terrorist threat, we are on the look out for every possible danger. We may overreact to the slightest comment. Our fear is exaggerated. Our thinking is distorted. We see everything through the filter of possible danger. We narrow our focus to those things that can harm us. Fear becomes the lens through which we see the world.” (Neimark, undated)

 

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When we remain in a chronic state of Fight or Flight – whether from internal worry or external circumstances, we remain in a highly aroused state of chronic stress. The fact that perceived threat as well as actual threat sets off Fight or Flight is important to understanding why so many of us live locked in a state of Fight or Flight.

 

(Source: www.sciencenews.org)
(Source: www.sciencenews.org)
Since what’s going on in the mind directly affect the health of the body, chronic stress, trauma and strong emotion we’re unwilling to deal with, and exhaustion take a toll on the body –  including our ileocecal valves.
Chiropractor Melinda Benn says this about the emotional aspects of ongoing stress from chronic Fight or Flight:
“The body has a record of every physical and/or emotional trauma that it has ever encountered. These traumas can cause the body to be locked in the fight-flight pattern discussed above. Oftentimes illness occurs because of trauma that is locked into the cells.
The root cause of the health problem must be addressed for the symptoms to resolve. “For example, many lung problems stem from grief. The lungs are the organ of grief and prolonged grieving, even on a subconscious level, can and will often cause chronic lung problems such as bronchitis, continuous colds, or even recurrent pneumonia. These problems often do not respond well to traditional medical care such as antibiotics, because the problem is not rooted in a bacterial or viral infection but is instead rooted in the cell memory of the person’s grief. By discharging the cell memory the body is able to heal itself and continue functioning without the constant health problems that the memories created. This work will not remove a persons memories, only the negative effects the cell memory may be having on the body.” (Benn, 2015)

 

 

 

 

VIDEOS OF HOW TO DO MANUAL PYLORIC & ILEOCECAL RELEASES

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The video below, made by Tammy Kohlschmidt of Thermography For Health, demonstrates how to release both your pyloric and ileocecal valves. Tammy has graciously given permission to include her video here.

Use this password to open and view it: videosetpv

 

 

(Source: www.tiofsw.com)
(Source: www.tiofsw.com)
Here’s a second instructional video, made by Thermal Imaging of the Southwest, on how to flush the stomach contents for problems like bloating, constipation and blockage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAviPBEXP70

 

 

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This third video, Your Ileo Cecal Valve and how to close it when it’s stuck open, demonstrates how to close the valve manually from a standing position. It explains what the ileocecal valve is, its location, and how to close it yourself it it’s stuck open. The video details the type of sensation you’ll have when the valve is stuck in its open position.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9jrHMnr2cE

 

 

 

 

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR MANUAL PYLORIC & ILEOCECAL VALVE RELEASES

To help me remember how to do these manual valve releases, I wrote out the steps from Tammy Kohlschmidt’s video:

 

PYLORIC & ILEOCECAL VALVE RELEASES

Lie down flat with a half roll (or small rolled up blanket) under your lumbar area so your abdomen is raised a bit. You may also want to put a small pillow or yoga block under your head.

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Have a 3 pound or larger hand weight nearby. You can use a glass bottle filled with liquid if you don’t have a hand weight. The weight is easier to hold and works better at getting into the valves.

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PYLORIC VALVE RELEASE (do for 1-2 minutes)

Your pyloric valve connects your stomach to your  small intestine. It’s located about 4 fingers (c. 2″) up from your navel, more or less in the center of your body.

  • Use the end of the hand weight to knead on top of your pyloric valve, rocking from its L side (the stomach end of the valve) toward its R side (where the pyloric valve connects to the small intestine).
  • Then use the end of the weight to push all the way from your L (on the stomach) to the pyloric valve to move any partially digested food in your stomach through  your valve into your small intestine.
  • Repeat several times.

 

ILEOCECAL VALVE RELEASE (do for 1-2 minutes)

Your ileocecal valve connects your small intestine to your large intestine. It’s located about 4 fingers down from your navel (c. 2″) + 4 fingers to your R. This valve opens diagonally toward your L shoulder.

  • Use the end of a 3 pound weight to push into the valve, up and diagonally in the direction of your L shoulder.
FLUSH
  • Use the end of the weight to push all the way from the  L side of your body on a horizontal line, along the small intestine, all the way over to your ileocecal valve on your R.

 

 

 

 

 

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE ILEOCECAL VALVE

Reflexology is a therapeutic massage technique employing the application of specific types of pressure of hand, thumb and fingers to points on the extremities corresponding to a map of the human body’s reflex points.
This diagram shows where the reflexology point for the ileocecal valve is located – near the little toe side edge of the RIGHT foot, just above the heel:

 

(Source: green-holisticlifestyle.blogspot.com)
(Source: green-holisticlifestyle.blogspot.com)

 

Here’s a photo of reflexology pressure being applied to the ileocecal point on the sole of a person’s right foot:

 

ILEOCECAL VALVE REFLEXOLOGY POINT

(Source: www.energyforliving.com.au)
(Source:www.energyforliving.com.au)

 

If you’ve ever had foot reflexology, you know that spots corresponding to organs and other parts of your body where you’re having difficulties may be tender and pressure applied to them can hurt – a bit or a lot.
The helpful aspect of this is that, you know when you’ve found the right spot when you’re doing reflexology on yourself.
My ileocecal valve has been malfunctioning so I decided to do some reflexology on myself. When I applied firm pressure on the ileocecal point, it felt quite tender – and the tenderness continued for a few minutes after I stopped. Just for comparison, I applied equal pressure on the same spot on my left sole. That felt good but not at all tender.
For people who doubt its efficacy, here’s the story of my first encounter with foot reflexology:
While on vacation with my family in Colorado, I had stomach flu or some other kind of digestive problem that caused great distress whenever I tried eating anything. I’d heard of reflexology and saw that the spa at our hotel offered it. It turned out their reflexologist was out of town that day but another experienced masseur, who could see how ill I felt, said he had a reflexology chart and would try if I was willing.
As he worked on my feet, most of the points he touched felt good – until he got to the digestive areas. (At that time, I had no idea where the various reflex points were located.) When he pressed there, they hurt so much tears came to my eyes. He said he knew those spots would be tender and was purposely using only a very light touch there, which he demonstrated on my arm, where I could barely feel it. So I let him continue, doing Lamaze breathing for the pain, eyes streaming the whole time.
When he was done, I found I was too weak to stand without assistance. So he helped me to a couch in the waiting room, gave me a cup of hot ginger tea, and let me sleep there until I woke up about an hour later – and discovered my digestive problem was totally gone!
I’ve been a big fan of foot reflexology ever since.
(Source: health.learninginfo.org)
(Source: health.learninginfo.org)
TIP:
If you’re doing foot reflexology on yourself, a Thai Foot Massage Stick is useful. It lets you apply more pressure directly on a point than your fingers probably will.

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DONNA EDEN’S METHOD FOR NORMALIZING THE ILEOCECAL VALVE

 

(Source: theawareshow.com)
(Source: theawareshow.com)
The wonderful Donna Eden, author of several books on Energy Medicine, has another method for returning the ileocecal valve to its normal rhythm. I highly recommend watching this short video showing her teaching it at a workshop. Donna may be the most joyful person on the planet and is an excellent teacher.

 

 

 

WHAT I DO NOW TO RELEASE MY PYLORIC AND ILEOCECAL VALVES

When the severe bloating began, I consulted Dr David Miller, who explained that food was fermenting in my GI tract instead of digesting, causing the bloating. That made sense to me but I didn’t know how to stop the fermenting yet. I tried a variety of digestive enzymes that helped some but the problem continued.
I’m concentrating now on chewing my food thoroughly before swallowing, practicing ways to keep my gut from clenching – or relaxing it when I notice it has already clenched, and figuring out when and how often I need to do the release exercises.
Sometimes I use a 3 pound weight to release those valves as shown in the videos.
I also sometimes lie face down on a 4″ hollow, squishy, spiky ball and use the weight of my body instead of pushing with the weight. First, I place the ball under my pyloric valve and move my body on it from left to right to release the valve. Then I move the ball to under my ileocecal valve and roll that part of my body over it in a valve-toward-left shoulder direction to release the valve.
Here’s a picture of the ball I use, somewhat on the under-inflated side so it gives a bit as I lie on it:

 

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They’re called EduShape Sensory Balls, available from Amazon. The 4″ balls are the ones at the top  in the box:

 

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If I’m out and about and can’t do the more thorough releases with either the weight or squishy ball, I use my hands:

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I make a fist of my right hand and press into my pyloric valve with the knuckles, rocking them from left to right until I feel the valve release.

Ileocecal Valve

Using my right hand in a fist, I press the knuckles into my ileocecal valve and rock upward on a diagonal toward my left shoulder until I feel the valve release.

 

I’m also going to start using Donna Eden’s method and/or reflexology on the ileocecal valve point – especially when I’m traveling.

 

 

 

 Ever feel like this?
(Source: www.redbookmag.com)
(Source: www.redbookmag.com)
My profound thanks to Tammy Kohlschmidt of Thermography for Health for identifying my pyloric and ileocecal valve problems via thermography and then setting me on the path to knowing how to fix them.

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

Benn, M.S. (2015). Fight-Flight Response. See: http://www.aflintchiropractor.com/index.php?p=155309

EarthClinic. (2015). Ileocecal Valve Problems and Natural Treatments. See: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/ileocecal-valve.html

Hardin, J.R. (2013). INFLAMMATION. See: http://allergiesandyourgut.com/symbiosis-versus-dysbiosis/inflammation/

Hardin, J.R. (2015). INCREASED GUT PERMEABILITY – CAUSES & CONSEQUENCES.  See: http://allergiesandyourgut.com/2015/05/10/increased-gut-permeability-causes-consequences/

Kohlschmidt, T. (2015). What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You. See: http://www.dentistryforhealthny.com/breastthermographyny.html

Mercola, R. (2013). 7 Important Reasons to Properly Chew Your Food. See: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/31/chewing-foods.aspx

Minckler, J. (undated). Ileo-cecal Valve. See: http://www.energybalancing.com/selfeval/ileocecal.html

Neimark, N.F. (undated). What is the “fight or flight response?”  See: http://www.thebodysoulconnection.com/EducationCenter/fight.html

NeuroHealth Chiropractic. (2013). Dangers of overindulging – Ileocecal Valve Syndrome. See: http://www.neurohealthchiro.com.au/dangers-of-overindulging-ileocecal-valve-syndrome-1835

New Health Guide. (2014). Pyloric Sphincter Function. See: http://www.newhealthguide.org/Pyloric-Sphincter-Function.html

Pollard, J.K. (undated). Ileocecal Valve: Preventing Backflow. DigestiveAwareness. See: http://digestiveawareness.drupalgardens.com/content/ileocecal-valve-preventing-backflow

Thermal Imaging of the Southwest. (2013). The Painful Passage of Food
Identifying and Treating Pyloric Valve Problems Can Restore Pleasure in Eating, See: http://www.tiofsw.com/pyloric-valve/

True Vitality. (2015). Ileocecal Valve Syndrome. See: https://www.truevitality.com.au/articles/ileocecal-valve-syndrome-2/

 

 

 

© Copyright 2015 Joan Rothchild Hardin. All Rights Reserved.

 

DISCLAIMER:  Nothing on this site or blog is intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

 

 

CELL PHONE RADIATION, INFLAMMATION, THERMOGRAPHY, AIRTUBE HEADSETS


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Originally published as LIVE THERMOGRAPHY SHOWS CELL PHONE INFLAMMATION in  2013. Revised 2014. Updated as CELL PHONE RADIATION, INFLAMMATION, THERMOGRAPHY, AIR TUBE HEADSETS 5/11/2019.

 

RADIATION HEAT MAPS BEFORE & AFTER CELL PHONE USE

ThermalVideocom Blog

 

The National Cancer Institute explains the main reasons scientists are concerned about cell phones’ potential to cause certain types of cancer and other health problems:
  • Cell phones emit radiofrequency radiation (radio waves), a form of non-ionizing radiation, from their antennas. Parts of the body nearest to the antenna can absorb this energy.
  • The number of cell phone users has increased rapidly. There were over 400 million cell phone subscribers in the United States in 2017, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association . Globally, there are more than 5 billion cell phone users.
  • Over time, the number of cell phone calls per day, the length of each call, and the amount of time people use cell phones have increased. Because of changes in cell phone technology and increases in the number of base stations for transmitting wireless signals, the exposure from cell phone use—power output—has changed, mostly lowered, in many regions of the United States .
 – (National Cancer Institute,  2019)
Source: The Truth About Cancer
The video below is from a live thermography session done at Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging while a man is talking on his cell phone. You can see the inflammatory effects of cell phone radiation spreading and intensifying inside his head in real time during his 10 minute call. (Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging, 2011)

This second live thermography video shows the same man receiving Quantum Biofeedback to neutralize the inflammation and other stress caused by the cell phone call.

 

 

DO EARBUDS PROTECT YOU FROM THE RADIO-FREQUENCY RADIATION GIVEN OFF BY CELL PHONES?

The answer is no – unless you use a type with anti-radiation airtube technology. With regular earbuds, radiation is able to travel up the headset wiring into the earpieces and into your ear canals and brain.
Source: EMF Academy

 

Also avoid using Blue Tooth technology since the devices themselves emit radiation right into your head. (RFSafe, 2017)

 

 

WHAT IS AN ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD (EMF)?

Source: Science of Light

 

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are generated in varying amounts by power lines, mobile phones, mobile phone towers, broadcast towers, microwave ovens, computer and TV screens, security devices,  radars and other transmitting devices.
“Exposure to electromagnetic fields is not a new phenomenon. However, during the 20th century, environmental exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields has been steadily increasing as growing electricity demand, ever-advancing technologies and changes in social behaviour have created more and more artificial sources. Everyone is exposed to a complex mix of weak electric and magnetic fields, both at home and at work, from the generation and transmission of electricity, domestic appliances and industrial equipment, to telecommunications and broadcasting.
“Tiny electrical currents exist in the human body due to the chemical reactions that occur as part of the normal bodily functions, even in the absence of external electric fields. For example, nerves relay signals by transmitting electric impulses. Most biochemical reactions from digestion to brain activities go along with the rearrangement of charged particles. Even the heart is electrically active – an activity that your doctor can trace with the help of an electrocardiogram.”  (World Health Organization, 2019)

 

TYPES OF EMFs

Electromagnetic fields are made up of an electric and a magnetic field connected perpendicularly to each other, traveling together as an invisible wave form.
Source: Wellness Mama
Low frequency EMF radiation has a lower frequency than visible light and is a non-ionizing radiation. Examples include EMFs from microwave ovens, computers, visible light, smart meters, WiFi, cell phones, Bluetooth, power lines, and MRIs.
High frequency EMF radiation has a higher frequency than visible light, and is an ionizing radiation. Examples include ultraviolet (UV) light, X-Rays, and Gamma rays. (Wells, 2019)

 

WHY IS EMF EXPOSURE A PROBLEM?

Human and other animal bodies are highly sophisticated electromagnetic systems. Our human nervous systems and hearts operate on electricity and electromagnetic fields originating from the human heart and brain can be measured.
The mitochondria in our cells and the enzymes in our livers also function based on electrical conductivity and light energy.
The natural EMFs of the earth and sun sync with our healthy biological rhythms and sustain us. Problems occur when we’re also bombarded by EMFs from a multitude of man made sources.
“Our own electromagnetic signals are very weak compared to the man-made EMFs. Exposure to man-made EMFs can interfere with the electromagnetic systems inside of our bodies. Particularly, the brain, the heart, and mitochondria can be particularly susceptible to EMF interference. In addition, because our own biology can get disrupted, EMF exposure can worsen inflammatory problems.” (Wells, 2019)

 

AIRTUBE HEADSETS LIMIT EXPOSURE TO RADIATION FROM CELL PHONE USE

REGULAR EARBUDS

The primary difference between the regular earbuds/headsets  that come with your cell phone and airtube headsets is the way the sound is transmitted to your ears. Regular headsets expose your head to a significant amount of EMF radiation.
“An air tube headset has a hollow flexible air tube that replaces the wire from your phone to the small earpiece. The sound travels through this tube of air to your ear, giving you quality sound without exposing you to radiation.
“The main point of using headphones, in general, is to get the phone away from your head while you’re using it, dramatically reducing the radiation you expose yourself to. An air tube headset takes this to the next level, further protecting your brain.
“These air tube headphones work just as well as conventional headsets, plugging into the same port, and providing the same functionality. Many even have microphones so you can talk while driving, or if you’d just like to keep the phone away from your head.
“An air tube headset is a pair of earphones coupled to a microphone with an ‘air tube’ component. Regular headsets consist of a 100% wired connection.” (EMF Academy, 2018)
Source: DefenderShield

 

TWO EXAMPLES OF HIGH QUALITY AIRTUBE TECHNOLOGY HEADSETS

DefenderShield EMF Radiation-Free Air Tube Stereo Headphones

 

Tauki Air Tube Technology: EMF FREE Phone Protection
Source: Tauki Air Tube Technology

 

There are other good brands too. See EMF Academy’s 5 Best Air Tube Headsets of 2018 – With Buyer’s Guide for recommendations.

 

Source: The Truth About Cancer

 

REFERENCES

DefenderShield EMF Radiation-Free Air Tube Stereo Headphones – Earbuds. (2018). See: https://www.defendershield.com/headphones?sscid=51k3_8t0ls

EMF Academy. (2018). 5 Best Air Tube Headsets of 2018 – With Buyer’s Guide. See: https://emfacademy.com/best-air-tube-headset/

National Cancer Institute. (1/9/2019). Cell Phones and Cancer Risk. See: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/radiation/cell-phones-fact-sheet

Tauki Air Tube Technology. See: https://techwellness.com/products/anti-radiation-emf-protection-headphone-headset

ThermalVideocom Blog. (28 Apr. 2013). Heat maps before and after cell phone use.  See: http://cwjmhenv210.blogspot.com/2013/04/blog-post.html

Wells, K. (2019). Is EMF Exposure Really a Big Deal? Wellness Mama. See: https://wellnessmama.com/129645/emf-exposure/

World Health Organization. (2019). Electromagnetic fields (EMF). See: https://www.who.int/peh-emf/about/WhatisEMF/en/

YouTube. (8/8/2011). Thermography – Inflammation from Cell Phone Radiation. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLzJDcaJVwg

YouTube. (8/8/2011). The Effects of Quantum Biofeedback on Cell Phone Radiation. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FxhebxhQcs

 

© Copyright 2013-2014 and 2019. Joan Rothchild Hardin. All Rights Reserved.

 DISCLAIMER:  Nothing on this site or blog is intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Oral Health, Thermography and Inflammation

The images below are examples of infrared thermograms showing oral infection, a pattern relating to coronary artery disease and muscular inflammation:
This thermographic image shows inflammation in the subject’s gums:
And this shows a woman having her breasts imaged with thermography. You can see the resulting picture on the thermographer’s screen:
See Inflammation for additional thermographic images.
In this short video, Periotherapist and Certified Clinical Thermographer Tammy Kohlschmidt, RDH,CCT,CBP,  explains how infrared thermography is an important diagnostic tool in treating the Oral Systemic Link – the connection between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease and dental issues) and chronic diseases elsewhere in the body.

By combining Thermal Imaging and Periodontal Therapy Tammy has made connections between the mouth and body that address The Oral Systemic Link. Tammy believes the mouth and body share an ecosystem that must be treated as a whole to obtain sustainable health.
Tammy is a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health.  She is a member of Dentistry for Diabetics, Centers for Dental Medicine, Thermography Unlimited, and the International Body Talk Association.  She has co-hosted a national radio show on Sustainable Dentistry, she teaches and lectures on thermography and is currently co-hosting the show Sustainable Dentistry – A Better Way with Dr. Reid Winick on Manhattan Cable,  channel 57. 

 

Tammy has written this informative brochure on the relationship between periodontal disease and breast cancer, other cancers and many other diseases:

See Your Dentist Regularly: Your Health – and Your Life – May Depend on It!

Yes, really! What does periodontal disease have to do with breast cancer? Research is now revealing that your life may depend on your good oral health. The scientific community has now realized a direct link between periodontal disease and nearly all the organs in your body. In October 2010, breast cancer made it on to the list of cancers linked to periodontal disease.

Bleeding, unhealthy gums allow dangerous periodontal bacteria to slip through the broken gum tissue and invade the bloodstream, producing inflammation and disease in other parts of the body. Breast cancer, as well as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, pregnancy complications, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, colon cancer and lung and kidney disease have all been linked to periodontal bacteria. Chronic inflammation causes chronic disease!

 The severity and length of time of your periodontal disease greatly raises your risk of breast cancer. A recent study published in the British medical journal, Open, suggests that poor oral hygiene can increase the risk of early cancer death by as much as 80%.

 Inflammation in the body is associated with nearly all types of cancers, and periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease by nature. Another truly alarming fact is that periodontal disease affects 8 out of 10 adults and it is contagious, easily transmitted from one person to another.

 Most adults will experience some degree of periodontal disease at some point. In fact, if one member of a family is diagnosed with periodontal disease, the American Academy of Periodontology recommends that the entire family be evaluated. By the simple act of eating and drinking after one another, parents infect each other and their children.

Sadly, once you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, unless properly treated, you will always be at risk for recurrence. Healthy gums can become diseased within only 24 – 36 hours of neglect. Unfortunately, many individuals with periodontal disease aren’t even aware that they have it, since it is a silent disease in its early stages.

 Signs that the disease is present include bad breath and painful or bleeding gums when brushing or flossing. Your gums should not bleed, even when you have your teeth professionally cleaned, just as your scalp should not bleed when you brush your hair.

An excellent diagnostic tool is the oral parasite and bacteria test offered at Dentistry for Health, NY. It’s quick, painless and will reveal in just a few minutes whether or not pathogenic periodontal bacteria are present in your mouth and in what volume.

For more information on Dentistry for Health, NY, please visit www.DentistryForHealthNY.com.

If you’re in the New York City area, you may wish to take advantage of this offer of a free Oral Parasite and Bacteria Test.

 

Tammy Kohlschmidt’s own informative blog, Thermography for Health New York: Early Detection Saves Lives!, can be found at http://thermographyforhealth.wordpress.com/
See also Oral Health and Overall Health for more information on how our oral health affects health elsewhere in the body.

 

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DISCLAIMER:  Nothing on this site or blog is intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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