Alert Regarding Mercury Removal – Check the Mesenchyme “Doc, I have been reading about mercury fillings and how bad they are. Do you remove them?” “Sure, I can do that for you,” replies the dentist. The dentist, not appreciating that he is dealing with a highly toxic substance, proceeds to remove the mercury fillings without any testing, support or protection of the patient. Often what next happens is very upsetting. Seemingly healthy patients, who had their fillings removed because they didn’t want mercury in their mouths, now get sick or have all sorts of dental problems. Sick patients, who removed their fillings in an attempt to get better, now get sicker and develop new dental problems. The following is an example of what I have seen far too often. Jessica flew to my office from the Midwest. She had removed her mercury fillings because a nutritionist told her that her various symptoms were caused by them. Since their removal her symptoms (depression, acne, headaches, extreme fatigue, chemical sensitivity, etc.) became worse and her restored teeth began to hurt. In fact she had one tooth extracted to avoid a root canal and she now was told that some of her other teeth needed root canals or extractions. Underlying all these problems was the fact that her body was not prepared for having her mercury fillings removed. Essentially, no one addressed the fact that her mesenchyme was blocked. When the mesenchyme is blocked the organs cannot properly detoxify thereby. Teeth are located on acupuncture meridians and relate to various tissues and organs. Jessica’s teeth were hurting because of the disturbance of the various organs due to improper removal of her fillings. This concept of mesenchyme blockage is so critical that I felt it was time to revisit a previous e-zine on this topic. Happily, I can report that Jessica is doing well, her teeth no longer hurt and no root canals or extractions were necessary. Joe: “Doc, I would like my fillings out as soon as possible. Can you do it?” Dr. Breiner: “Let’s do a complete examination and then I can answer that question.” After the exam I had to tell the patient; “Joe, I know you would like your mercury fillings replaced very soon, however, I would strongly advise against it.” Let me tell you why… Everyone knows we are made of cells – have you ever wondered what holds the cells together? What holds them together is a type of “scaffolding” called the mesenchyme. (Imagine a tiled floor – the grout is the mesenchyme and the tiles are the cells.) It is also known as interstitial tissue. It is in the mesenchyme that we have our nerve endings, capillaries, venules and lymphatic(s). It is here that the exchange of nutrients and waste takes place. For example, as you breathe in oxygen it is transported to your lungs, then to your arteries, and down to your capillaries where it is unloaded into the mesenchyme and then diffused into the cells of your organs. The CO2 (carbon dioxide) comes out of the cells into the mesenchyme, and is picked up by the venules, goes to your veins, and from there to your lungs to be exhaled. If the mesenchyme is blocked and cannot function efficiently problems may occur. Checking the mesenchyme is critical. Over the years I have seen various problems occur if the mesenchyme is blocked. I warn patients not to do a DMPS provoked urine to test for high mercury until the mesenchyme is unblocked. For example, a woman with M.S. (multiple sclerosis) had a physician administer DMPS. She subsequently suffered from exacerbation of her symptoms and never got back to where she was. In another instance, a sixty-two year old woman in decent health decided to go to a wellness clinic to feel even better. She was told to have her mercury fillings removed. By the end of the week, she needed a cane to help her walk. Over the next few weeks she ended up in a wheel chair and began to have problems speaking. She then came to me, and I referred her to an MD familiar with mercury toxicity, but he could not help her. This is, of course, an extreme example, but you can see why I will not remove fillings unless I have first checked the mesenchyme. How do you check the status of the mesenchyme?- I personally check the mesenchyme by using EAV (Electro-acupuncture According to Voll) or as it is more commonly called today EDS (ElectroDermal Screening). With EAV I can tell how blocked the interstitial tissue is and test to see what will unblock it. Homeopathics predictably get the job done in 4-6 weeks. At that time I usually recheck to make sure we can proceed to the next step. As the mesenchyme is being “opened”, the patient rarely feels better because the toxins themselves are not being addressed. During my initial exam, I screen everyone with the EAV. Besides determining if the interstitial tissue is blocked, I get an indication of which toxins are building up in the cells and interfering with their normal functioning. It is rare that the patient has only one type of toxic, e.g., metals. Often a patient is also overburdened with chemicals, pesticides and solvents. Disclaimer – Using EAV is not practicing medicine, and I want to make this perfectly clear. This biofeedback type device asks the body what type of energetic signal is needed to correct an aberrant signal, in order to move the body toward homeostasis. I like to call this testing Biological Signal Analysis. Theory – Based on what I know about the mesenchyme and what I have witnessed time and again, I would say my theory on “unblocking” is a good one. The main thing, however, is that it works. How it actually works will one day be understood. For now I am happy to theorize and enjoy the results. Just ask Joe,- the patient at the beginning of this article who came in to have his fillings replaced. He too had mesenchyme blockage. After being “unblocked,” guess what happened? The head pain that Joe had had for 2 1/2 years, and that no physicians or tests could explain or help, improved dramatically. He will tell you that he doesn’t care what the explanation is. He is just happy to have relief of his pain. © 2008, Mark A. Breiner, DDS The information presented is for educational purposes only. You should consult a qualified health practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.