The disturbed focus theory

The “Disturbed focus theory” by Edward C. Rosenow (1966) states that diseases in the body can originate from a “Focal infections” in one body tissue that will evoke a pathological process in another distant tissue. The microorganisms in these tissues thrive not in areas of high oxygen (Aerobic) or in areas of no oxygen (Anaerobic), but in areas with “Partial tension” of oxygen 

This focus works like an “Irritating thorn” that irritates the “Autonomic nervous system”, creating what is known as “Interference field”; interference field is defined as an area that “Obstruct” the normal autonomic nervous system conductivity to the sympathetic ganglia.  

Rosenow observed that the microorganisms in these foci are of low virulence; however, with the proper environment (e.g., toxins, stress …etc.), these microorganisms can pleomorph thriving and growing larger in colonies (e.g., Streptococcus viridans in heart valve can transform into Pneumococcus infecting the lungs). He found that Staphylococci and Streptococci bacteria from the tonsils and dental tissues of patients with multiple sclerosis induce brain plaques when injected into lab rats. 

Body infections that works as a “Focus” for initiating diseases include: Dental foci (Impacted teeth, root canals, implants, abscesses, Galvanic currents from amalgam), Scars (e.g., episiotomies, cesarean sections, spinal disk surgeries … etc.), and Chronic, unresolved inflammation/infection (Chronic bronchitis, Otitis media, sinusitis, cirrhosis, dysbiosis, colitis …etc.). Dental cavitation is defined as “Jaw holes” generated from chronic infections that require removal of the necrotic tissue

Focal infectious (e.g., foci cause distant infections) are transmitted via:

1. Blood & Lymph circulation: causing low-grade septicemia; Streptococcal infection, for example, have a particular strong affinity to some specific tissues like: Heart (e.g., Rheumatic fever), Brain (e.g., Multiple sclerosis, PANDAS), Joints (e.g., Arthritis), Stomach & duodenum (e.g., peptic ulcer), and Kidneys (e.g., Glomerulonephritis)

2. Axonal transport: some infections can travel through nerve axons to the nearby sympathetic ganglions (e.g., Herpes simplex virus 2). Infection of the ganglia can cause sympathetic hyperstimulation, causing vasoconstriction to the tissues and chronic ischemia of the tissues supplied by the nerves (e.g., chronic scalp ischemia causes baldness)  

3. Paravertebral veins: the para-vertebral veins, unlike other veins in the body, are “Valveless” (contains no valves), which act as a free way for bacterial & toxic metastases from the head to the pelvis (Cranio-sacral spread). Infections in the teeth can spread to the prostate & ovaries, and vice versa (Retrograde venous transport


Selected references

1. Williams LL. Radical medicine: cutting-edge natural therapies that treat the root causes of disease. 2011; Healing Arts Press; Reprint edition