Ryo Dental Clinic offers orthomolecular medicine and anti-aging treatments to restore your body to its maximum nutritional levels.
Dentistry is not limited to treating oral ailments, but rather looks
at the whole body. The oral cavity is part and parcel of the whole;
problems in other areas may be reflected in the oral cavity, and
seemingly unrelated ailments can affect your oral health.
For example, recent research showed that the bacteria responsible for periodontitis is connected to the bacterial flora of the intestines. Bad breath is also related to our intestinal flora. Bad breath treatments often focus solely on the oral cavity and are rarely effective, but restoring balance to the intestinal flora produces much better results.
Orthomolecular medicine uses a combination of food, nutritional
supplements, intravenous drips, and sugar controls to restore balance
to the approximately 60 trillion cells that make up our bodies. This
helps us cure and prevent many ailments.
The technique was pioneered in the 1960s to treat mental disorders, but the medical profession has since realized its potential. Nowadays, it is common practice in internal medicine, cancer treatments and anti-aging techniques. For instance, there has been much attention given to the possibilities of treating some diseases with high doses of Vitamin C.
Orthomolecular medicine was developed abroad, but has become common practice in Japan, and many of the leading medical institutions of our country have used it to great success.
How does orthomolecular medicine work?
Nutritional imbalances in the body play a role in a number of
ailments, and restoring balance helps with a variety of treatments
such as periodontitis, implants, tooth extractions, oral surgery,
cavities, jaw illnesses, mucous membrane illnesses such as ulcers, bad
breath, and more.
When the body is missing essential nutrients, our internal organs do not function to their full potential, and our hormones and nerve connections fall out of balance. Normally we would be able to meet our nutritional requirements with food, but when the body is already out of balance, we asses the body’s composition at the molecular level and supply the necessary elements to restore it. That is in essence Orthomedicine.
What does an orthomolecular medicine treatment look like?
- 1. Fill out a medical questionnaire
- 2. Blood test
- 3. Analysis of the nutritional report and counselling
- 4. Nutritional supplements
- The blood test measures 75 different indicators, and points to us which elements might be out of balance in the body. In addition, we provide counseling on choosing an appropriate diet and more general lifestyle changes. Choosing nutritional supplements In order to restore nutritional balance to the body, we choose high-quality nutritional supplements.
- A. Based on blood tests, we will pick the appropriate supplements. These might be different from the ones patients usually take.
- B. Follow-up examination: A few months or half a year later, we follow up with a new round of blood tests to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.
- C. We use the highest-quality supplements that are appropriate to the needs of our patients. These are not medicines, so there is no need to worry about harmful side effects that can come from drugs. They can however lessen the side effects of drugs, so we do not recommend taking them together with prescriptions.
Our supplements are manufactured in facilities that conform to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). GMP standards are set by the Japanese Ministry of Health and the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, and ensure the quality of medical manufacturing. Nutritional Supplements are not required to comply with these laws, but we choose ones that have been manufactured like this so that we can be confident of their high quality, safety and purity.
Orthomolecular medicine fees
Blood testing (75 indicators)
Counselling (20 minutes)
One month’s worth of supplements
10,000 - 80,000 yen aprox. (It is possible to adjust the supplements to your budget).