It is undeniable that something has been missed in the “dopamine hypothesis” as to the cause of Parkinson’s disease, particularly after seeing many Parkinson’s cases dramatically improve with bite therapy. After an extensive review of the literature, Dr. Jennings has proposed an alternative theory:
The Trigeminal Disturbance Hypothesis: Long term disturbances in the trigeminal system are the underlying cause of most forms of Parkinson’s. In most cases the trigeminal nerve disturbance will be due to jaw malalignment, though it could be from other disturbances within the trigeminal system. Under this hypothesis, tremors, the primary symptom of Parkinson’s, is believed to be caused by trigeminal mesencephalic input altering the reticular formation. This is why many cases of tremors immediately cease with bite changes.
There is massive evidence within the medical literature that this is the case. Not the least of which is the response that many dentist around the world are reporting in the treatment of Parkinson’s with jaw orthopedic repositioning appliances. I shall be presenting the vast evidence over the next few months in this website.
November 18, 2011
Dwight Jennings, DDS