Place the XLR8 under the palate and behind the chin and over the Atlas.
Therapeutic Dose: If a pattern continually shows up such as brainstem or specific cortex provide a therapeutic dose for 5 treatments.
Tastes and smells are the perception of chemicals in the air or in our food. Separate senses with their own receptor organs, taste and smell are nonetheless intimately entwined. Chemicals in foods, are detected by taste buds. Every person has between 5,000 and 10,000 taste buds. Each taste bud consists of 50 to 100 specialized sensory cells, which are stimulated by tastants such as sugars, salts, or acids.
Neuro Basics: When the sensory cells are stimulated, they cause signals to be transferred to the ends of nerve fibers, which send impulses along CN XII to taste regions in the brainstem. From here, the impulses are relayed to the thalamus and on to a specific area of the cerebral cortex, which makes us conscious of the perception of taste.
Neuro Specifics: The chorda tympani nerve passes taste for the front two-thirds of the tongue and the glossopharyngeal nerve passes taste for the back third of the tongue. The lingual nerve (which is a branch of the trigeminal V3 nerve but carries taste sensation back to the chorda tympani nerve to the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve).
If it is difficult to laser the anatomical areas directly so remember to drive the pathway by having the patient to smell (and/or taste) a variety of foods (and scents) while you test a strong muscle. A weakening of the muscle while smelling is an indicator the nervous system is not functioning properly. Laser and retest.
Drive the pathway by having the patient to taste a variety of foods while you test a strong muscle. A weakening of the muscle while tasting is an indicator the nervous system is not functioning properly. Laser brainstem or the cortex that negates the indicator and retest. This could indicate a food allergy but if they have symptoms of lack of taste this and smelling is the best way to provide a stimulus to the specific pathways.