The importance of proper trigeminal information in cases of difficulties to become pregnant

Giorn. It. Ost. Gin. Vol. XXXVIII , n.3

Maggio-Giugno, 2016

 

 

The importance of proper trigeminal information in cases of difficulties to become pregnant

L’importanza della corretta informazione trigeminale in casi di difficoltà ad iniziare una gravidanza

Antonio Ferrante1, Claudia Ferrante2

 

1   Adjunct professor in the Master “Clinic Posturology” University of Pisa, University “ Federico II” of NeaplesCoordinator Master “Myofunctional Therapy in Posturology” , University “Sapienza” of Rome,2 Physical therapist, Myofunctional Therapist

 

 

 

Abstract:

The present multiple Case Report aims at constructing a new hypothesis on the difficulty to get pregnant as a potential neurological problem due to a wrong swallow. The correct swallow stimulates trigeminal neuro-receptors of Naso-palatal nerve. This stimulation, through the intervention of Locus Coeruleus, produces serotonin and melatonin in the pineal gland. The reduced production of melatonin, caused by an alteration of swallowing, allows the prolactin’s increase with its negative effects on the outbreak of the ovarian follicles. The rehabilitation of swallowing clearly lowers the production of prolactin and normalizes the functionality of the ovaries allowing conception.

 

Key words:

Incorrect swallow, Trigeminus, Melatonin, Prolactin, Ovarian Follicles.

 

A new hypothesis to explain the mechanism that may be involved in the genesis of sleep bruxism (SB)

Articolo originale

Gazzetta Medica Italiana – Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2021

September; 180(9):399-403

 

 

A new hypothesis to explain the mechanism that may be involved in the genesis of sleep bruxism (SB)

Dott. Antonio Ferrante

Docente Master ”Posturologia clinica” Univ. Pisa, Napoli

 

Autore di contatto: dott. Antonio Ferrante                                                                                                                       I trav. Luigi Angrisani, 23                                                                                                                                                                                                                84014 Nocera Inferiore (Sa) Italia                                                                                                                                                                                        e-mail dott.antonioferrante@gmail.com

Abstract

Objective: The present study aims at constructing a new hypothesis on bruxism’s potential neurological etiology. Bruxism is not regarded a parafunction or stress reaction but a non-physiological mechanism deployed by patients suffering from incorrect swallow and functional disorders of the trigeminal stimulation in order to support the memorizing of information during sleep and the attention span during the day. Methods: The study was conducted on 80 patients of both genders aged 20—34 years. All were suffering from impaired swallowing. The patients were randomized and clustered in two groups of each 40 persons. The first group’s patients (Group A) underwent myofunctional therapy according to Garliner (modified by Ferrante) for 3 months. Patients clustered in the second group were further divided into two groups of each 20 people. Twenty individuals (Group B1) did not receive any treatment and were simply monitored for bruxism; the remaining 20 patients (Group B2) used “Bite Strips” to reduce parafunctional activities. Inclusion criteria: Patients with night bruxism. Exclusion criteria: Patients with congenital or acquired craniofacial abnormalities, genetic syndromes, neurologic disorders, and psychiatric disorders. Patients taking medicines. Patients with short frenum or tongue tie. Results: in the first group, 34 patients  (85% ) stopped bruxism in three months. Conclusion: The new hypothesis may be right.

 

Key words: bruxism, sleep, incorrect swallow, trigeminus, memory