What are your teeth trying to tell you?
Intuition plays a significant role in my holistic teeth healing coaching practice. I am a self-taught consumer health educator for adults with teeth and gum issues. Since my own experience of dramatically healing my own teeth five years ago I have read widely about alternative approaches to dental health. I’ve experimented on myself, then friends and family, and eventually I started sharing my knowledge with clients.
Whether you come to me for a 30 minute Holistic Check-In or we work together over several Teeth for Life sessions, as well as drawing on my years of research and experience, I will also allow my intuition guide my recommendations. In practice this means a few minutes quiet meditation before the session starts. I try to set aside my ego and open myself so that I can respond not only to what you say but what you don't say, with not only what I know, but with what you don't know you know.
More importantly, I encourage you to learn to tune into your own intuition around what your teeth and gums need. If you already have ways of listening in to your intuition we will work with those. If not, I often encourage meditation and/or journalling as a starting point. Try listening to your body- the twinges, the nausea, the aches and the pleasures. You might be surprised at the ideas that come to you when you try to tune into your intuition for your mouth, or you might think 'of course!'
I believe that our feelings and thoughts are among the influences on the health of our teeth and gums as adults. Many of us have been disempowered, (or worse traumatised), by past dental experiences. We carry feelings of helplessness, pain, grief, shame and fear that affect our body's ability to heal itself naturally. We often have difficulty identifying, let alone communicating to dentists, what our boundaries and personal priorities are for our own bodies.
Trusting your intuition may mean requesting tests, getting a second opinion from another dentist, or consulting an complementary therapist. It may mean exploring new ways of eating, or cleaning your teeth, or holding your jaw. What does your intuition tell you now?