TMJ as a Meridian Pump in Oriental Medicine

Author: Miyagi S
Miyagi Dental Clinic (Shizuoka, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2002
Other: Volume ID: 20 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 430-433 , Word Count: 108

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) can be hypothesized to be a meridian pump in Oriental medicine. The TMJ pump functions and capillarity works on the meridian which consists of three streams. In my research, many humoniaes (83%) practice right bite. It may be because the meridian on the left side of a person is weakened and the left bronchus bends. The skull bone movement of Professor Sazarland’s theory may be the same as meridian stream direction. All meridians begin and end around TMJ. Only the large intensive meridian, Hegu, ends in the skull bone. The Hegu meridian works specially in clinic treatments. My presentation is by an inductive method.