Dental Root Canals may cause other severe problems.
This important discovery came from
A Healing Miracle
(from relentless pain in the abdomen caused by a root canal)
by Darrell Stoddard, Founder - Pain Research Institute
Fifteen year old Catherine Malquist appeared in every way to be mentally retarded and spastic. Before this inscrutable pain had come into her life she was a normal, happy teenager. When I first saw this pitiful child, she was lying on the examination table writhing in pain and making the sound "uh uh, uh uh" about once every second. Then when she got up on her crutches and tried to walk, her motor functions were totally spastic. I thought of Lorenzo in the movie Lorenzo's Oil.
Sitting Catherine on a chair was difficult because she stiffened her back and arched out straight, continuing to make the strange sound while moving from side to side because of the pain. This was April 26, 1994. Then I learned that before January of that year, Catherine was a perfectly healthy 15 year old, and definitely not retarded or spastic. This strange affliction had continued every waking moment for four months without ceasing.
Catherine had been to a medical school hospital and a childrenís' medical center where she was examined by internists, gastroentenologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, psychiatrists etc. Many tests were run and nothing was found to explain her strange condition. They even suggested that it might be because her mother wouldn't let her wear makeup. Catherines' response was, "I've got a whole drawer full of lipstick. Who cares about makeup when you hurt this bad!"
After the medical center and childrenís hospital were through with all of the tests and Cathrine had seen all of the doctors, Catherine was told by a psychiatrist, "There is nothing wrong with you. Youíre just making that noise to get attention. Now stop it!"
Catherine's parents knew those who had examined Catherine were wrong. Blaine and Norma Malquist, the same as "Lorenzo's" parents, would not give up. That wonderful love parents have for sick children brought them to me. My efforts to relieve her suffering were futile, but as providence would have it, I had just finished reading the book Root Canal Coverup by George Meinig, DDS.; so I asked the Malquists if Catherine had ever had a root canal. Both parents eyes lit up, they looked at each other and almost in unison said, "YES, That's it!" Catherine had received a root canal in December with all kinds of complications, but Blaine and Norma had never connected the seemingly unrelated events. I shared with them the medical discoveries of Weston Price and his team of research scientists, which have been covered up or forgotten for 70 years and now reintroduced by Dr. George Meinig, one of the 19 founding members of the American Association of Endodontics.
It is estimated that in each tooth there are more than three miles of tiny microscopic tubules which normally carry nutrients to all parts of the tooth and are thereby responsible for keeping the tooth alive and healthy. Once infection enters the root canal because of severe tooth decay, the bacteria involved enter these tubules and find them an ideal place to grow and multiply.
When such a root canal infection occurs and a root canal is performed, the tooth loses its blood supply and the person's immune system can no longer protect them from the organisms involved in these infections. It was assumed that once the root canal was treated and filled that the bacteria in the tubules would die off, or even if not, they would have no way of escaping. Now we know that they do not die off but mutate and change form becoming even more toxic. These pleomorphic bacteria and virus then multiply in an uncontrolled fashion and escape through the lateral accessory root canals and through the tooth's protective covering, the cementum. These infectious organisms and toxins then migrate via the bloodstream through the body causing many of the inexplicable diseases we now see.
If you want to solve some of the most difficult (and also common) health problems, you must read Dr. Meinig's book. It is available for $19.95 + $2.50 for U.S. shipping from Bion Publishing, 323 E. Matilija 110- 151,SD, Ojai, CA 93023. If you make a judgement on root canals without reading Dr. Meinig's book, you may be missing some of the most important medical discoveries of the century. Ask your CFIDS and/or fibromyalgia patients if they have ever had a root canal. It will surprise you.
A sympathetic Dentist, Doctor Mervin Gardiner, was called upon to extract Catherine Malquist's suspect root canal tooth. A piece of the tooth was then surgically implanted under the skin of a rabbit to see if the rabbit would develop the same malady (as Doctor Weston Price and his research scientists had done thousands of times). The rabbit did not seem to get sick initially and the incision where the tooth had been implanted healed. Then after a period of time the rabbit developed a large abscess and expelled the piece of tooth through the skin. The rabbit had such a strong immune system it was able to eliminate the piece of tooth before the rabbit became ill.
Catherine improved slightly and then got worse. She now could not even stand to have clothing touch her from her shoulders down to the bottom of her abdomen and she would scream if she was touched. This made it impossible to take her into a public clinic, but the Malquists' would not be deterred. They found a lady acupuncturist who had a back door where they could take their daughter without exposing her to the world. Catherine received 28 or 29 acupuncture treatments, and then one morning in August woke up miraculously healed. No human being could ever go through much more and live. To see the little girl, who had suffered so much, now serene and quiet with a smile as big as life, is one of the most beautiful things I shall ever see.
The above case provided no easy answers and no easy solutions. The rabbit did not get sick and Catherine did not get better when the root canal tooth was removed. The infection, apparently viral and undetected by all of the medical tests that were done, was so virulent that it must have overwhelmed her immune system even after the source of the infection was removed. The important thing is that a beautiful child so pitifully stricken and who Dr. Gardiner said probably couldn't have survived another month is completely well five years later.
We have published the story to bring hope to the thousands who are chronically ill and who have found no answers. Before the days of antibiotics it was almost standard procedure to pull all of the teeth of anyone who was seriously ill for unknown reasons. This often brought a cure. Today we save all of the teeth no matter what. And we have thousands of patients who are chronically that no one can help. Are we really better off? And how many people who are chronically ill could be helped?
Some patients with root canals can still be helped short of extracting the root canal teeth. Karen Anthon, a young mother, came to me after spending more than $100,000 trying to get relief from migraine headaches, chronic TMJ and neck pain. Three surgeries on her jaw, several root canals, caps, bridges, splints and dental procedures too numerous to mention, had left Karen with a mouth that would not open straight and then only with pain. Oral Surgeons and Neurologists had run all of the tests and then told her in so many words that the mechanics of her jaw were now perfect so her pain must be psychological.
With the first Bioelectric and Auricular treatment, Karenís jaw popped open and her eyes got big. The pain was gone. With three more treatments she felt she was completely healed and came back six months later to show me. Since then the condition has returned three times but each time, one treatment makes it better. Because Karen has multiple root canals, she may never recover completely, but almost total relief for extended periods is available.
Darrell Stoddard, Founder - Pain Research Institute
266 East 3200 North, Provo, UT 84604 U.S.A.
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