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Asymmetry and issues on left side only, in entire body
This is fascinating. The left side of my face is “melted” and until I started learning about mewing, I never realized that my migraines are only on the left side, a consistent burning shoulder pain was only on the left, my left shoulder is lower than my right, my back pain was always on the left, and my left thigh had significantly more cellulite, whereas my right has almost none. I’m not sure what to make of all of this except that everything is connected but what do you guys think and what can I do if the problems all seem to all be on my left side?
Something bigger than orthodontia here.
I had wanted to try NCR or ABC, but no one was in my area. Thankfully, I found a chiropractor who did endonasal release, and his main focuses were TMJD, migraines, and scoliosis.
My chiropractor was enthusiastically pursuing treatments, including endonasal release, skull suture releasing through vibration, and skull manipulation (he'd lightly touch my head to feel for imbalances and then kind of squeeze/press in a symmetrical way across my skull). I went to him for months, and experienced a huge change in my scoliosis, and far fewer headaches.
Perhaps there's someone similar in your area you can consult with?
I also saw your photos on a previous thread, and it seems like you're dealing with less asymmetry than me, though I see a lot of similarities (including occlusional cant -- thankfully yours is much less severe!). Hopefully, that could mean a faster treatment for you.
I’m new to all of this so I’m not sure what NCR and ABC are. I do go to a chiropractor for migraines but the relief really is temporary and I’ve never talked to her about my imbalance so that’s definitely something to bring up. In the past week I’ve experienced some positive changes while mewing, better airflow for sure and sleeping better. Today I was able to put some significant pressure pretty far back and could feel my lower jaw (mandible?) rotating until it felt aligned. It was basically aligning itself which was a REALLY STRANGE feeling but it was a total relief after. So I’m hopeful I’m on the right track and can maybe see some results.
I’d like to find someone in my area who’s able to do the skull manipulations you spoke of. Was that the chiropractor that specializes in TMJD? Or would someone like that have another title?
Im glad to hear you have similar asymmetry and saw improvement! Definitely gives me hope. Every time I’d mention anything to anyone about it, they’d just look at me like I’m crazy so it’s nice to finally have support on these forums!
@seaann That's great to hear about the changes you're feeling! I can't personally tell you what's right or wrong, but if the changes are positive to you, and improve your life, then it sounds encouraging that you're on the right track. I spent months trying to understand what correct oral posture was by reading, but for me, it took the better part of a year and a myofunctional therapist to really get there.
What exactly does your chiropractor do for your migraines? And yes mine was a TMJD specialist.
NCR is for Neurocranial Restructuring, and ABC is for Advanced Biostructural Correction -- which are both techniques that use bodywork and endonasal release to try to correct dysfunction. If I had the means, I'd start there.
But I found my chiropractor because he specifically did endonasal release (also "endonasal technique"), in which he put small balloons up my nose and into my sinuses and inflated them, which is a pretty intense experience if you're unfamiliar with it. The purpose is to loosen the skull sutures and release the sphenoid so they can settle back into a better position. It took a few sessions of other techniques before he agreed to try endonasal with me, and I appreciated that it wasn't his first resort.
In my own personal experience, if you can find a chiropractor or someone vetted who is familiar with endonasal release, chances are they understand that skull dysfunction has an effect on health, and that scoliosis and muscle dysfunction in the body can have an effect on the skull and face.