La Salute con l'Occlusione Muscolare

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A correct occlusion can actually make you healthier.
Craniomandibular dysfunction , tmj pain and disorders , from auto-rehabilitated patients

For details about MALOCCLUSION , TMJ DISORDERS and METHOD please write us:  : Valsecchi Adriana

appimlab  (appimlab (this blog) ,  administrator Carmine G. Morcone)


from 1993 Europa, 22
Tel. 02/76002613 Fax 02/7610044

A.P.P.I.M. is an Association of Patients with Mandibular Problems ( TMJ symptoms and disorders ) 
Tel. ++39 02 76002613 – Fax ++39 02 7610044

The Association was made in Milano on Jan 26, 1993 by a maloccluded patient and has no profit finality.

A.P.P.I.M. wishes to inform the pubblic of maloccluded patients about a muscolar system of control of the mandible based on simple muscular manoeuvres of the mandible itself.

You may read all about this method in the book “The Theory of Muscular Occlusion” of Valsecchi, edited in Milano.

The authoress of this book is a patient who since childhood has suffered from problem stemming from a temporo-mandibular dysfunction, that became acute in adulthood. Not satisfied with the work of the specialists she proceeded on her own with the task of rehabilitation, with the desire to recover the normal function of her own mandible. She was able to identify the control mechanisms of mandibular movement, the system to find the correct position, the logic behind certain muscular reactions as well the connections with some physical disorders.

Deciding to experiment on herself was a useful way of evaluating each muscular reaction to the full, attempting to find all possible counter-proofs in order to transform the experimentation into a most useful diagnostic and rehabilitative tool. What resulted is a theory which aims to obtain muscle sensations equal in both the rehabilitated and the normal mandibles. The descriptions which illustrate these tests are deliberately reported detail to facilitate the most critical examination.

The purchase of the book entitles you to one free control of the occlusion in Milano, where you will be told in detail about your problem, about the wrong direction taken by your mandible and about the correct execution of the muscular manoeuvres.

The cost of the book is Euro € 100,00 (language : italian)

The author of the book was a maloccluded patient and is now the best example of a self-rehabilitated patient.





The teeth are the gear that supports our body.

The teeth (and mouth) are the first organs of the digestive system. They keep the jaw stable, they enable us  to chew, to taste, to swallow and to speak. The teeth create face aesthetic.

Unfortunately many focus only on the aesthetic and not on their functional role.

There are other important functions related to the teeth. Let’s get knowing them better because they support the neuromuscular system balance, which is the basis of several activities like  walking, doing different sports and even resting. The balance of human body  is negatively affected by a not aligned jaw. This condition affects the body skeletal attitude, the personality , the facial and eyes expression.

The balance of the jaw is set by the height of the teeth. The delicate teeth mechanism enables skeleton and muscles to function harmoniously, assuming that the ‘gear teeth’ is appropriate and not compromised. Teeth were not designed by chance, as well as all the other organs.

Certain anatomical features should not be distorted in rehabilitation phase  and the teeth should not be anatomically invented.

There is no need to change what has already been well designed by Nature. The teeth are not bowling to play with.  Every upper palatinal cuspid , every  side of the upper or lower guide has a reason to exist; but their inclination and height must comply with a balanced muscular movement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Upper palatinal cuspid

Upper palatinal cuspid

Mrs. Adriana Valsecchi, moving from these primary requirements and  aiming to change  the vision of “Health” meant not as something to ‘consume’ but something to manage independently with the assistance of  professional staff ,  having successfully experimented on herself  self-rehabilitation,  founded in Milan on 01/26/1993 a not profit association called A.P.P.I.M., to make sure that nothing was lost .

She wrote a book as well, called “Teoria di Occlusione Muscolare” (Milano, 1993 1°ed.) and she created a website together with other rehabilitated patients, helping those who  were discouraged by their debilitating symptoms.

There are 4 muscular tests (Appim muscular tests) that  help us to  verify if  the occlusion is anatomically adequate. A single test is able to report malocclusion and to make clear that  stiff neck, arthritis, trigeminal neuralgia, ear disorders or limping are the consequences of unbalanced jaw, asymmetric contacts between the teeth.

  1. When closing your mouth do your lips form a parallel  imaginary line compared to the line of your eyes?

  2. When smiling do your muscles differ between the left and right side of your face?

  3. Are your shoulders perfectly aligned between the two sides?

  4. On the workout bar, while being suspended (gripping the bar with your hands): Do all your posterior teeth (premolars and molars) contact at the same time if you lightly tap them?

Try to feel your teeth contact!

 Let’s learn to observe ourselves, our lips, our muscles, our teeth position, our bite, if it is normal, open or deep bite..

 Appim is the first and only group in the world that developed a method for  occlusal balance in order to maintain a straight and healthy body over time, strengthening mental  and physical  energy.

All this can be reached just working on teeth heights in a perfect manner. We are transforming people mentality, we guarantee a healthy living , a correct  posture and a balanced character over time.

[C.M. / English translation by Iris Brand] 

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