This exceptional methodology is named after its creator, Dr. Mike Mew. Its main essence is based on the osteopaths' theory that the so-called maxilla.
This is the upper jaw and the central facial bone, from which the front part of the human skull is formed. It is from the position of the maxilla that the symmetry of the cheekbones, eyes, as well as the correct outlines (picture 1). depends
With age, the maxilla often sinks inward, causing the soft tissues in this part of the face to sag. And if you want, believe me, a not difficult exercise can prevent this process, helping to preserve the youth and beauty of the face without plastic surgery.
Specialists in the field of osteopathy believe that the human skull and face should be studied as a single whole with the body. Because damage or dystrophy of a bone in one place necessarily implies sagging of the soft tissues in another place.
This property is called the compensatory function of the organism. With a standard approach to treatment, doctors see only the consequences of such a pathology, therefore sagging tissues can hardly be removed by cosmetic methods.
Massages, masks and myostimulation stretch the skin only temporarily, but cannot affect and correct the deep layers. Osteopaths necessarily calculate the vector that indicates the cause of the dysfunction and begin to affect the body precisely from it.
English orthodontists conducted an interesting study. It showed that people who followed a diet traditional to their people and consumed solid food had a correct skull structure and equal facial proportions.
But after they switched to softer refined foods containing a lot of sugar, the bone tissue in the jaws became deformed. And accordingly, the structure of the skull began to change.
Other studies have shown that facial tissues may also begin to sag when wearing braces. They align the teeth very well, but one gets used to a certain position of the facial muscles.
In such people, when they reach the age of 30-35 years, the folds around the nose are clearly defined. Also, they often get a slanted chin.
The face looks most attractive if the maxilla is slightly forward. Then the smile is wide and radiant, and the cheekbones are correctly and clearly outlined, without a layer of blush. The upper lip is slightly raised, which gives the image three-dimensional volume and ideal proportions.
And without resorting to plastic. However, for most people, the maxilla is recessed into the skull, so the face appears flatter and lacks the attractive contours we all wish we had.
In such a situation, even an experienced plastic surgeon cannot be helpful: it is required to move, protrude forward the entire bone forming the facial "skeleton". This is what explains the unfortunate stretching (tightening), where the skin looks stretched, but together with the wrinkles, the beautiful dimples on the cheeks disappear (picture 2)
Often, the ideal maxilla at birth falls, hangs down, provoking compaction of the face. Here are the main reasons for this problem:
• The use of soft food that does not require prolonged chewing.
• Distortion of posture during constant work in a sitting position.
• Poor chewing of food.
• The habit of drinking liquids from narrow-necked bottles instead of a glass.
• The absence of even one tooth, where there is no implant or crown.
• Improper swallowing and incorrect tongue position.
If you get used to drinking any drink only from a glass, the vacuum effect is created in the mouth and the maxilla protrudes forward. The pressure of the tongue maintains the correct position of the teeth, as it presses with great force on the palate.
Stabilization of the jaws occurs and the sphenoid bone is mobilized. A person takes about 2,000 sips a day. If the process is disturbed, if a person does not consume solid food, if he does not create a vacuum when chewing food, the sphenoid bone does not receive enough and proper load, the face and eyes seem to shrink inward, while at the same time the folds around the nose stand out and mimic wrinkles appear.
And what's the bottom line?
We don't have the right posture, we sit a lot and move little, we eat too soft food instead of chewing fresh fruits and vegetables. And in this way, we do not engage our teeth enough. All this leads to a deplorable situation with the maxilla as the years progress.
Look at someone, someone close to you, an acquaintance, a friend, and compare how their maxilla was located in adolescence and what happened to it with age.
But this whole unpleasant situation can be improved precisely with the new and most modern methodology - muing (picture 3).
Muing-methodology includes the technique of correct position of the tongue on the palate and the technique of correct swallowing. These two techniques are aimed at solving the problem of sagging of the maxilla. Using these two techniques, you will achieve the following:
• You will straighten the misbite.
• Jaw position will change after trauma.
• Nasal breathing will improve.
• Beautiful facial features will be restored.
• Folds, wrinkles around the nose, bags under the eyes will also be significantly reduced. And most of all, you will get rid of sagging tissues on the face and neck.
The basis of the exercise is the correct placement of the tongue. The creator of the "muing" method suggests that you learn to get used to tightly pressing your tongue to your palate, trying to create a slight vacuum.
This strains the muscles of the jaw, of the face. The oval takes on a regular shape. The execution technique is extremely simplified:
• Close your mouth with the teeth just slightly apart or barely touching.
• Feel with your tongue the hollow of the palate behind the front teeth.
• Press your tongue firmly against the roof of the mouth with its entire surface.
• Then go about your work or whatever you are doing, trying to keep this tension with the tongue.
• Do this exercise regularly.
The tongue should not touch the front teeth, but should be located behind the hill of the palate. You need to rest and press not only the tip, but the whole tongue, as if sucking it to the dome of the upper jaw. Do this exercise until you feel a slight popping sensation at the top of the nose, next to the forehead (picture 4)
The next step is proper swallowing
When you learn to hold your tongue correctly, start swallowing when it is in that position. Collect some water in your mouth, place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and take a few small sips. This creates a vacuum on the palate that pushes your maxilla up. When swallowing, only the Adam's apple should move. Cheeks, lips and head should be relaxed. It will be difficult at first, but you will learn in time. And after this procedure, move on to swallowing the chewed food.
The task of the muing method is to develop the habit of keeping your tongue in this position and swallowing correctly as often as possible. During the first weeks, your muscles may be sore, which is natural for the maxilla recovery process (picture 5).
Muing is a simple and simple habit to naturally improve the oval of the face. With regular implementation of the technique, you will notice the first results in just a few months. The bone will protrude forward, pulling the soft tissues with it and smoothing out any age-related sagging of the skin. This will make your face attractive again.