FaceFormer Therapy corrects the disorders of dominant basic functions. It eliminates not only the symptoms but the causes of health problems – it’s causal treatment.
The opposite of the treatment of causes is the treatment of symptoms. Symptom treatments are common in medicine today because the connections to the causes of health problems are not seen. Symptoms are merely the effects of a causal problem. The treatment of causes alone is the ideal way to treat diseases, while symptom treatment is a subordinate emergency solution.
Some examples of symptomatic treatments
Sleep labs are springing up like mushrooms to detect symptoms such as snoring and breathing stops and to reduce their manifestations with machines or dangerous and usually less successful operations. The causes of breathing interruptions remain for a lifetime during therapies with technical aids. The use of “crutches” can only temporarily reduce the symptoms. Without these aids, the symptoms immediately reappear or even increase.
CMD, a fashion diagnosis, which often starts with teeth grinding, but often only develops into a tangible pain problem after treatment with bite splints and grinding of the teeth. It is not the splints (crutches) that adapt to the organ, but the organ system to the crutch. Due to this unnatural influence, “crutch-related maladjustments” occur and, with permanent use, even deterioration.
Crooked teeth and jaw deformations are corrected in childhood or adolescence with brackets and wires, only to become crooked again after the end of treatment and even cause changes in muscle function that can cause major problems a few years later.
Tinnitus and dizziness, which are treated purely experimentally with infusions or tablets, sound generators and autogenic training remain nevertheless or are finally cured by “time” alone.
Often it is the symptomatic treatments that cause more problems than before because they lack any connection to the causes of the disease.
Specialism in medicine
The specialization in medicine makes it hardly possible to recognize the apparently highly deviating connections that are under observation in other medical disciplines: The orthopaedist does not consider crooked teeth or a flaccid soft palate; the ENT specialist does not consider body statics and the lung specialist does not consider ear problems. Any abnormalities that the doctor finds with his own expertise are treated by him. Accompanying signs, which would make the so important causal relationships (causes) clear, remain however unnoticed.
FaceFormer Therapy follows a special approach
The target of FaceFormer Therapy is to correct the causes of a syndrome (cranio-cervical dysfunction syndrome). Syndrome in this context means that causes – especially dysfunctions – are found and treated that produce individual signs (symptoms) of the disease.
Early malfunctions cause lifelong health problems
Symptoms as a result of dysfunction are different for each person affected and have different characteristics. Complaints that are taken seriously by patients for the first time, e.g. tinnitus, dizziness, temporomandibular joint pain or breathing difficulties, are usually triggered by the “weakest link in a functional chain”. Long before this, usually in early childhood, the effects of the dysfunctions have already presented themselves as disorders: The development of malpositioned teeth and jaws, frequent middle ear infections, colds and nasal polyps in children are some striking examples. In later life, it is ear or hearing problems (sensitivity to noise, sudden deafness, tinnitus, gaping tubes), dizziness, neck tension, pain, snoring, sleep apnea and other health problems more, which are caused by disorders that are only very rarely noticed.
However, upon closer questioning and examination, it is found that patients at different stages of their lives have repeatedly had to deal with such problems. However, the connection to their acute problems was never considered. (We will explain in later posts various functional connections that produce specific symptoms).
The “Orofacial Function System” information poster on Cranio Cervical Dysfunction Syndrome is available in the Dr. Berndsen Shoptogether with other materials.
FaceFormer Therapy focuses on the two most vital functional systems: Breathing and swallowing. Disorders of these functions cause numerous diseases that manifest themselves in different symptoms. FaceFormer Therapy corrects and biologically stabilises the system and eliminates the syndrome.
Breathing and swallowing, of course we do both all the time, otherwise we would not be alive. It is therefore also difficult to understand why these self-evident functions, which run automatically from birth, can be so disturbed that they often cause deviations and health problems in early childhood and subsequently again and again in life. The explanation for this is that incorrect movements and postures can either be congenital or acquired through external, mostly early childhood influences. Malfunctions develop, with which the organ system can only achieve its functional goal (swallowing, breathing) by compensatory adjustments (evasive movements). Due to the constantly repeated identical sequence of posture and movement patterns, these are learned and stored in the human movement memory. It does not matter whether the memory is offered something wrong or right. While biological functions do not cause disturbances, learned incorrect movements and malfunctions sooner or later have a negative influence on the complex functional system and cause individually varying, negative reactions in different segments. A conversion to correct functional processes is not possible without a specific exercise treatment – FaceFormer Therapy.
I will illustrate such connections with a simple example: It is clear to everyone that snoring and breathing stops are events that occur in connection with breathing. Breathing is our most important survival function and can take place both through the mouth and through the nose. Both airways can successfully supply our lungs and further our entire body with the vital breathing gas (oxygen, nitrogen, noble gases). However, mouth breathing is a poor alternative. On the one hand, it leads to snoring during the night or to a suspension of breathing, often for several seconds, and on the other hand it is the cause of many other health problems and even degenerative, life-threatening diseases (see my article Mouth Breathing). It is therefore plausible and consistent to give up the cause of oral respiration instead of spontaneously providing the affected persons with breathing masks. However, this is easier said than done: The good intention to breathe through the nose is not enough to replace a long existing unconscious habit with a new automated behaviour. Like any behavioral and movement learning, this requires an exercise program, which is carried out regularly over a longer period of time with the FaceFormer training device. Alternatives to this are not conceivable.
First of all, the air permeability of the nose is optimised, an important prerequisite for nasal breathing to function properly and to become accustomed to it. In addition, other important functions such as tongue position, tongue movement during swallowing and head balance are also required. These are also part of the FaceFormer training program. The exercise program can only be completed when the mouth remains closed at night and nasal breathing is safely achieved day and night. The cause of the breathing disorder has been eliminated and the user will not need any aids in the future to keep the condition stable.
Like other deviations, snoring and sleep apnea are merely symptoms of a basic disorder. If this is corrected, not only the healthy, calm respiratory function is restored, but other symptoms also regress in parallel.
Features of FaceFormer Therapy
- Cause treatment
- Correction of elementary basic functions of the “orofacial function system” – breathing and swallowing – with regression of symptoms caused by this (cranio-cervical dysfunction syndrome)
- Exercise therapy based on neuroscience (brain research)
- Psychological component of learning: unlearning of wrong and creation of new biological movement patterns
- Neurobiological component: Stimulation of brain nerve functions and formation of brain messenger substances