There is fascial line from the pelvis to the jaw and this is created during embryonic development in the womb. On day 15 of conception an embryo forms two depressions – one becomes the mouth and the 2nd the opening of the urinary, reproductive and digestive tracts.
These remain forever connected even as the spine develops and creates space between them.
For many people this knowledge about the pelvic floor and jaw connection shifts their body awareness forever. They discover if they immediately ease up any tightness they’re holding often subconsciously at these two major points in their body the jaw and pelvic floor their whole body function improves
Holding too much tension in the pelvic floor due to stress or excessive movement such as Kegels – can be a significant cause of incontinence or pelvic floor dysfunction often called a hypertonic pelvic floor.
Pelvic Floor or the Root Chakra in Eastern tradition, is tied to fear, especially around our families, well-being, money, and safety. This is fascinating when consider that too often we hold tension in the jaw as a way to repress anger, frustration and fear–you can see how important this connection is.
Are you noticing a connection between one or both, if so pay attention to where you are holding tension and learn how to address these biomechanics of your body that are affected both physically and mentally.
To target these areas of the body we use a combination of acupuncture, dry needling, gua sha and fascia release