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Research Papers on OMT

In my research in the field, I have collected some useful scientific journal entries that might be of interest to someone interested in Myofunctional Therapy. Relapse of anterior open bites treated with orthodontic appliances with and without orofacial myofunctional therapy This study assesses the effectiveness of orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) in conjunction with orthodontic treatment […]

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Tongue-Tie Unraveled: Navigating Its Impact on Health and Development

Introduction In recent years, there’s been a noticeable increase in tongue-tie diagnoses, closely linked with the growing preference for breastfeeding. This surge in recognition has sparked renewed interest in evaluating how tongue-tie, medically known as ankyloglossia, affects both infants and mothers during breastfeeding. But the impact of this condition extends beyond nursing, influencing speech, feeding,

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Overcoming Menopausal Challenges: The Power of Breathing and Sleep Techniques

Hot flashes and night sweats, or vasomotor instability symptoms, are prevalent and often disruptive experiences for women going through menopause. These symptoms stem from the constriction or dilation of blood vessels, and can considerably hamper quality of life. The hypothalamus, responsible for body temperature regulation, is stimulated by estrogen – a sex hormone predominantly produced

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How Breastfeeding Shapes Your Child’s Facial and Cranial Growth: A Myofunctional Therapy Perspective

Introduction Breastfeeding, a fundamentally beneficial practice, confers myriad benefits for infants, extending well beyond mere nutrition. An often unheralded aspect of breastfeeding is its instrumental role in promoting optimal craniofacial development in children. This essay delves into the profound significance of breastfeeding in the healthy growth and development of the facial and cranial structures, underscoring

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Teens and Sleep

I found myself inspired on a recent subway ride to Manhattan. There were several young adults on their way to school, bobbing their heads in unison with the movements of the subway car while appearing deeply asleep. I was reminded of a statistic I read recently, that studies show that approximately 80% of teens are

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