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1Balance the jaw - Balance the body RESEtBalance the jaw - Balance the bodyHow RESET Works
2RESET is a simple, painless and effective technique that can be used to heal yourself and others. RESET directs this healing energy through the muscles, nerves and ligaments in the jaw to achieve a state of balance quickly and easily.Even though RESET is extremely powerful, it is so simple that it can be used by anyone, anywhere, anytime!
3The jaw muscles hold tension and stress The jaw muscles hold tension and stress. This is known to adversely affect learning, posture, digestion and chronic pain.When jaw muscles are deeply relaxed, the tension and stress is released.
4Empirical kinesiology testing shows that relaxing the jaw muscles also balances over 90% of the muscles in the body.As the muscles relax, stress and toxins are released, restoring natural harmony to the body.
5Sphenoid Bone Viewed from above Sphenoid Bone Pituitary Gland The Pituitary Gland sits in the Sella Turcica (Turkish Saddle) above the Sphenoid Bone.
6Pituitary GlandTorqueing or twisting of the sphenoid bone may affect the function of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is the master gland, so this in turn affects hormones.Thyroid hormonesSex hormonesAdrenal hormones
7Balancing the Sphenoid Theory:RESET relaxes all the muscles around the sphenoid allowing it to reset to its normal position.Kinergetics may further enhance this by locating and clearing emotional trauma held in the muscles.
8The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) influences the body as a whole, including the body’s skeletal, muscular, nervous and meridian systems and the body's ability to utilise water.
9By relaxing the jaw muscles the TMJ is correctly reset. The TMJ, due to its central role in cranial and spinal dynamics, affects the quality of the brain/muscular feedback system.The slightest tension in the jaw muscles can alter the normal ‘balanced’ position of the TMJ, causing confused electrical messages to be relayed throughout the body.
10The Trigeminal nerve is the largest of the cranial nerves, from its sensory nuclei in the cerebral hemisphere, to C2, then the rest of the body. It has a myriad of transportation routes, interconnections and sensory distribution to and from most areas of the cranium including the TMJ. It has proprioceptive input from, and motor innervation to, the Temporalis, Masseter and Pterygoid muscles. It is intimately connected to the Lateral Pterygoid and the complete craniosacral system, so any imbalance in the TMJ will have widespread repercussions.The Trigeminal nuclei have numerous interconnections with other central nervous tract systems, one of which is the Reticular Activating System (RAS). This primary defence and survival system initiates tension of the muscles of mastication, the spinal and cranial dura, and the body fascia, to hold the face and head together, and to stabilize and protect the brain, spinal cord, and the sacro iliac and pelvic structures.In an accident the jaw muscles will therefore tighten to protect the brain and spine, a response Dr. Carl Ferreri, calls “Defensive Jaw.” This emotional stress could still be held in the muscles years later, resulting in a chronically “tense” jaw. RESET not only releases the muscle tension, but often results in a release of long-held subconscious emotions.
11The body's energy flow has been mapped out in the Meridians of Chinese Acupuncture. The Stomach, Small Intestine, Triple Warmer, Gall Bladder and Large Intestine Meridians run over the muscles around the TMJ.Touch For Health teaches 42 major muscle tests, correlated to the 14 meridians. Ninety percent of these muscles can be corrected with RESET.
12Empirical kinesiology testing has shown that energising the jaw muscles balances the Psoas and Sartorius muscles which relate to the Kidneys and Adrenals, allowing the body to utilise water more efficiently.Hydration influences nerve impulse conduction, biochemical reactions, and the whole body, as water is the medium in which our bodies operate.
13The dynamic interactions between the TMJ, Sphenoid bone, and Atlas (C1), affects the whole body via a variety of mechanisms (e.g. Lovett Brother, sacro-occipital, vestibular-ocular reflexes and respiratory and pelvic diaphragms). Any hypertonicity (tightness) of the jaw muscles, especially the Lateral Pterygoids and Temporalis, may cause “torqueing” or twisting of the Sphenoid bone.The Sphenoid is the key to cranial bone dynamics, as it is the only bone in the cranium that articulates with every other cranial bone except two of the facial bones. The Sphenoid is also the "hanger" from which the skeletal system is aligned.Resetting the TMJ muscles has a far-reaching impact on conditions ranging from headaches to neck and lower back pain. Hiatal Hernia, digestive valve function (ICV, etc.) and sequencing the digestive tract function, are all affected by the integrity and balance of the TMJ.
14John Upledger's statement in his book Craniosacral Therapy II, is of great importance in relation to the TMJ System."We have found that the temporomandibular joint possesses remarkable ability to adapt and reconstruct, given the chance."
15The TMJ SystemThe TMJ system consists mainly of bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and the bilateral joint and disc.
16BonesThe Temporomandibular joints connect a single jaw bone (Mandible) to two separate skull bones (Temporal bones).The joints therefore work in synchronicity each affecting and accommodating the other.The Temporal bone has a concave socket (fossa) into which fits the rounded end of the jaw (Mandibular condyle).
17Joint CapsuleIt is a synovial joint, containing two cavities separated by a disc which allows the versatility of movement of the joint, i.e. hinge, gliding and rotational.The joint surface is covered by fibrous tissue and cartilage which supports regeneration and reduces degeneration.Synovial fluid is secreted inside the two cavities, keeping the capsule inflated, and its circulation lubricates and protects the joint.
18Interarticular DiscThis oval shaped disc fits between the two bones of the joint, preventing them from wearing away.It is thicker posteriorly, to prevent it moving too far forward and helping it to move backwards when the joint is compressed by chewing or clenching the jaw. It is vascular, has sensory receptors, nerves and proprioceptors.
19LigamentsThe disc is tightly bound and stabilised by connective tissue. It is connected to the Lateral Pterygoid muscle in the front, which pulls the disc forward as it contracts and connected opposingly to the Retrodiscal tissue in the back, which pulls the disc backward as the muscle relaxes.Collateral ligaments connect the disc to the jaw, so as the jaw opens and shuts the disc moves forward and backward, allowing the jaw to glide over the temporal surface.
20MusclesThe main muscles are:Masseter, Temporalis, Medial and Lateral Pterygoids, Sternocleidomastoid, Digastricus and Upper Trapezius.
21NervesThe main nerve affecting the muscles, ligaments and the joint is the Trigeminal nerve with its three divisions and numerous interconnections with other central nervous system tracts.It is the largest in diameter of the paired cranial nerves and from its large sensory nuclei within the brain, it descends down to C2 where it then disperses. It receives sensory input from the TMJ and receives proprioceptor input from the Masseter, Temporalis and Pterygoids.It provides motor innervation to the chewing muscles. Its Mandibular division is intimately related to the Lateral Pterygoid muscle which attaches directly to the TMJ disc.
22Possible TMJ Symptoms*Inability to fully or partially open or close mouth. *Jaw Pain. *Allergies. *Difficulty, noise or pain when chewing, opening, closing or moving jaw sideways. *Abnormal sensations with jaw movement. *Grinding or clenching of teeth. *Malocclusion. *Deviation when opening or closing jaw. *Tired jaw on waking. *Jaw joints tender to touch. *Bruxism. *Learning difficulties. *Tight shoulders. *Referred pain to face, neck, head, eyes, ears, spine, shoulder, hips, knees, ankles, feet. *Ear pressure. *Tinnitus. *Dizziness. *Blurred vision. *Migraines. *Headaches. *Swallowing difficulties. *Teeth wearing down or breaking off. *Teeth aching. *Digestive disorders.*Bladder problems. *Bed-wetting. *Uterine prolapse. *Prostate problems *Growing pains. *Osgood Schlatters disease. *Hiatal hernia. *Iliocecal valve problems. *Reactive muscle systems.
23*Car accident. *Whiplash. *Stress. *Knock to the head or jaw. Possible Causes*Car accident. *Whiplash. *Stress. *Knock to the head or jaw.*Dental work: Braces, Jaw open too long, Too much force extracting teeth, Injection of anaesthetic into jaw muscles, Extraction of too many teeth, especially in children.If you have ever knocked your jaw, been under tension, or had any of the above, even as a child, the jaw muscles may have become hypertonic (too tight) and could still be out of balance. This puts stress on the TMJ, which, once released by RESET, allows a return to balance and normal functioning. Imbalances in the TMJ affect the whole body.