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Monday, August 18, 2014

Self Assessment: Tooth Analysis

Each tooth tells a story about your health. The interconnectedness of the body systems is a part of what makes you such amazing creation. The teeth are relative to certain nerve ending in the central nervous system along the spine, they also house nerve endings that are linked to the internal organs and extremities of the body.

Inconsistencies and indicators that show up in the teeth can include cavities, discoloration, broken teeth, sensitive teeth, missing teeth or any issue with a tooth other than a completely healthy state. Depending on the tooth that is affected, this will pinpoint specific areas of the body that are either susceptible to disease or has an inherent weakness based on your genetic make up.

For example if you have a cavity that developed in tooth number 15 this area is relative to issues that may occur in the stomach, pancreas, jaw, sinuses, the front of the knee, the parathyroid and the mammary gland. Think about it, when you were eating that candy, all your teeth got the sugar, but why in particular did #15 develop the cavity? Inherent weakness. When we look at the teeth as an indicator of health we are dealing with what we term in naturopathy as disease tendency. This means that although specific symptoms or degenerations have not occurred, because there is a noted inherent weakness based on the body's response to the environment, there is a possibility that one can experience difficulty in this area of health if precautions are not taken such as living a healthy lifestyle.

A tooth analysis is best done by an experienced naturopath however to get an overview of your inherent weaknesses first learn to count your teeth to identify which ones have indicators.  Use the tooth analysis chart to gain insight on the areas of your body to be aware of to maintain good health. Visit your local Natural Health and Wellness Consultant or A Life Of Peace Wellness Institute to schedule an appointment.


- Dr. Akua Gray, ND
August 18, 2014    
Houston, TX          

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Self Assessment: Facial Analysis

What does your face say about your health? Do you have puffy bags underneath the eyes? Pimples and dark patches on your cheeks? A dark straight line across the bridge of your nose? Crow's feet? Or ladies, is the center space above the lip right underneath your nose crooked or displaced? All of these are signs and indicators that the body uses to communicate stress.

Like reflexology points, the face has areas of concentrated nerve endings that are relative to particular organs, areas and systems of the body. The upper part of the face forehead are is relative to the nervous system. The mid section of the face from the eyebrows down to the mid jaw line underneath the nose is relative to the respiratory and circulatory systems in which specific indicators can denote liver, kidney, lung, spleen, heart, stomach and gall bladder stresses. The lower part of the face surrounding the mouth and chin indicates stress in the reproductive and digestive systems. 

A self facial analysis is a simple first warning reader that the body is in need of healing. If you start to notice changes in the contour and color of your face or areas of the face begin to have unusual puffiness or hardness, it's time to see a naturopath or naturopathic physician who is able to help you identify these areas of stress to assist with the prevention of the development of disease. 

Living a healthy lifestyle is not difficult when you are dedicated to living well and living long. Know one know your body better than you and learning to listen to and read your Self is the first step to good health!

- Dr. Akua Gray, ND
August 15, 2014    
Houston, TX          

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