The benefits of the occlusal and postural disorders rehabilitation to the corpus callosum functioning. The hypothesis about their positive impact on the inter-hemispheric communication and on the EMDR effectiveness

Description

Premise.
The aim of this pilot study is to assess the effect of the restoration of the occlusal and postural disorders and the effect of the EMDR therapy on the Corpus Callosum functioning. Corpus Callosum is the interhemispheric conjunction ring and, based on clinical observations and scientific studies, is the vehicle of the bilateral cerebral cortex cooperation and of the emotional-cognitive data integration. The rehabilitation of the occlusal and postural disorders and the EMDR therapy could contribute to this integration during the desensitization and reprocessing of traumatic memories.

Pilot study description.
Taking into account EMDR neurophysiological evidence based studies, the focus of this study is on the relationship between the occlusal and postural disorders and the Corpus Callosum functioning. The effects on the inter-hemispheric communication of the EMDR therapy effectiveness are speculated. The purpose of this study is to give a first description of the probable relationship between such issues. This relationship has to be further elaborated and investigated.

Objectives and hypothesis.
The assessment that: - the patient’s occlusal and postural pattern plays a core role on the Corpus Callosum functioning. - the EMDR therapy plays a core role on the Corpus Callosum functioning - the occlusal and postural rehabilitation most likely does improve the inter-hemispheric communication and the EMDR effectiveness.

Method.
Applied Kinesiology based assessment is utilized for the indirect and non invasive detection of the Corpus Callosum functioning: - in patients with occlusal and postural disorders - in the same patients after their extemporaneous correction - after the EMDR stimulation. This is the research design: 1. Test of the Corpus Callosum functioning with the Applied Kinesiology 2. EMDR - set of 25 SBL as an associative stimulus. Detection of the latency time before giving the feedback and the number of words 3. Extemporaneous correction of the occlusal and postural disorders with the Test of Meersemann and other resets 4. Re-test of the Corpus Callosum functioning with the Applied Kinesiology 5. Second EMDR - set (the same of point 2) 6. Re-test (the same of point 4) Use of the EEG in order to measure the Corpus Callosum functioning and the inter-hemispheric communication.

Sample.
Ten subjects requiring access to the Holistic Medicine Ambulatory and diagnosed for occlusal and postural disorders have been enlisted. Following variables have been considered: - gender (five males and five females) - age (five patients 21 to 30 years old, five patients 31 to 40 years old) - hemispheric predominance (three patients right-handed, three patients left-handed, four patients ambidextrous).

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Marcella Taricco

Original Work Citation

Taricco, M. (2018, June). The benefits of the occlusal and postural disorders rehabilitation to the corpus callosum functioning. The hypothesis about their positive impact on the inter-hemispheric communication and on the EMDR effectiveness. Poster presented at the 19th EMDR Europe Conference, Strasbourg, France

Collection

Citation

“The benefits of the occlusal and postural disorders rehabilitation to the corpus callosum functioning. The hypothesis about their positive impact on the inter-hemispheric communication and on the EMDR effectiveness,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25255.

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