ACOM ~ The Montorsi Method Soulet-Besombes

  The ACOM Method ~
devised by Dr. Adriano Montorsi

 Professor of Postural Gnathology
 Masters in Posturology
 Masters in Methodological Specialisations in Posturology
Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University "La Sapienza" of Rome, Italy

ACOM ~ The Montorsi Method Soulet-Besombes




Testimonials of Patients in therapy and Medical colleagues . . .

As mentioned, very often the symptoms, even chronic, are resolved as in the case of Gian Marco O. (11 yrs.) Below, see his calligraphy before starting therapy and alongside his handwritten testimony one month after.


Or Michael L. (10 yrs.) was recommended orthodontic treatment and when his mother told the dentist that they would have instead opted for Soulet Besombes therapy she was ridiculed, but after only four months achieved astonishing results. . .

Michael L. age 1
Initial symptoms: extremely protruded upper incisors and narrow palate for which the orthodontist had recommended treatment with various appliances and the extraction of 4 healthy premolars. Opposed to such treatment we looked for an alternative therapy and after having seen his website we turned to Dr. Montorsi. I cannot deny a certain degree of scepticism given the orthodontic premise; in addition to everything Michael had a headache several times per month, a swollen belly and did not walk properly.

Start of SB Therapy (May '06):  within the first month we noticed a significant recess of the upper incisors towards the inside of the mouth. During the course of the therapy we witnessed many such changes even to the boy's posture. We were pleasantly surprised by this fantastic method adopted by Dr. Montorsi which we learned of by chance. It is a pity that this biologically natural technique is not well known.

Personally, we do an ardent promotion and never stop thanking him and hope that many other doctors could learn from him and expand his technique in order to help many other people.

Michael L. (10 yrs.),
start of therapy

Michael L. after 4 months

Michael L. after 17 months

Matteo R. age 10
Initial symptoms: panic attacks during lunch due to a mouthful gone wrong in the past. Self-destructive impulses with an uncontrollable fear of the dark and sleeping alone.

Start of SB Therapy (April ’07): in the morning Matteo’s teeth ache quite a bit, but this only lasts a few minutes and then completely disappears; from the first weeks it appears that his teeth are straightening; by August '07 the crisis of fear have all but disappeared and from September '07 Matteo eats serenely and is more self-possessed in dealing with his fears. In December '07 he began sleeping in his own bed and came only a few times to our bedroom; by January 2008 he sleeps regularly in his bed (even in the top of a bunk bed).

Massimo P. age 32
Initial symptoms: severe migraine headaches several times a day on the right side of the skull.

Start of SB Therapy (March ’06): headaches disappeared almost immediately and by June '06 I noticed a slight change in the shape of the face which is becoming more round.

Eleonora B. age 24
Initial symptoms: difficulty chewing, pain in the right ATM (temporomandibular joint), migraines several times a week, back pain which I attribute to my work as restorer of works of art.

Start of SB Therapy (December ’05): in January the migraines and back pain have already disappeared, I started to notice an improvement in chewing and a decline in joint pain and menstrual discomfort; by February '06 also noticed that I started to chew on the right side (for a year I could chew only on the left side). In addition to net physical improvements I found an enhancement in psychological well-being and physical and mental relaxation; my sleep that was already fulfilling became deeper with a decrease in nightmares and morning tensions. At the beginning of therapy I perceived the device as a foreign body, now it is indispensable and necessary at times when the mind and body are in tension. I'm really happy!

Lucia L. age 37
Initial symptoms: I wore orthodontic braces as a child for tooth correction and later as an adult to try and improve headaches and neck pain, unfortunately the symptoms have gradually worsened so I had to take strong analgesics such as Toradol on a daily basis without much benefit which prompted my doctor to send me to the neurologist who put me on psycho-pharmaceuticals drugs. With three young children I could not manage such pain and my parents had to accompany me everywhere.

Start of SB Therapy (March ’07): I had no problem getting used to the device that immediately gave me a feeling of improvement, but I would destroy one every 15 days and it had to be immediately replaced; by June '07 the tensions has significantly decreased and I only broke one ACOM a month, then in September '07 the symptoms had completely disappeared and the appliance no longer broke and on that occasion I said to Dr. Montorsi, "Now I smile to life!"

Laura O. age 25
Initial symptoms: constant pain in my right shoulder and right side of the neck.

Start of SB Therapy (November ’08): the first two nights I found the device at the foot of my bed and my teeth were sore when I woke up (especially the left arch); after a few days I was able to floss more easily with the sensation that the teeth had enlarged slightly, also the shoulder pain has declined although still there. After only 15 days I felt that ACOM had become a small part of me and allows me to relax my neck. December '08, I no longer feel any pain in the shoulder and neck.

Testimony of Dr. Anna Maria Pellandra - Orthodontist

It took just one inspiring sentence of Dr. Montorsi and I understood that I was at the right course:
"Relapse in orthodontics". For years I have treated patients with classical orthodontics with both mixed and final dentition and I have always struggled with this issue.

Dr. Montorsi’s course allowed me to open my eyes and gave answers to the many questions and doubts that I have been presented with over years of activity.

I will never cease to thank Dr. Montorsi for the opportunity he gave me:

  • for help in solving patients who after 3 years of fixed orthodontia had now become a source of anxiety by teaching a much gentler and less aggressive method for the patient;

  • for the holistic vision he transmitted not only from the visceral point of view (for years I was interested in homeopathy and Homo-toxicology), but also the dental and postural.

He taught us to finally work on the cause of malocclusion (the cranium) and not to consider it as only a symptom.

A special thank you for giving me and my colleagues of the 1st Course the opportunity to acquire all his experience and the ability to independently treat patients by assessing them globally rather than just by specific sectors as our university preparation taught us.

Testimony of Dr. Filippo Navarra (Homo-toxicology)

I followed with great interest the First Course on Cranial-Occlusal Harmonization according to the Montorsi Method; moreover, I had, like other students, the opportunity to follow the "dentosophie" method brought to Italy by Dr. Raymond of the Michel Montaud School and could compare the two methods that are both from the same conceptual matrix, very respectful of the person that is subject of the treatment itself.

Both methods use soft mobile devices that activate corrective functional stimuli for the harmonious growth of the skull and mouth.

I could appreciate the centrality of personal life experiences as the factor that determines the occlusal-postural situation of the French School, while in the Montorsi Method the path of harmonization is through subsequent correct adjustments based on periodic visits (osteopathic evaluation tests for the various receptors and consequent changes to the apparatus) and the results over time are also higher than expected and almost unbelievable to those involved in traditional orthodontics with fixed appliances.

Testimony of Prof. Fabio Moro (podiatry podology)

The Soulet-Besombes removable devices for their visco-elasticity and their central freedom area in which the teeth are evolving, reveals a technique of liberation, stimulation and guiding; an ideal compromise between the requirements of our orthodontic models, the needs of the body as an "organism" and self-organization of the species as meta-structure and meta-function.

Our friend Montorsi, since a long time, utilizes the “Soulet and Besombes removable device “complementary to other techniques such as osteopathy and nonlinear podiatry in order to promote self-adjustment, adaptation, homeostasis and auto-guiding of the organism.

Adriano Montorsi has gone "beyond the fence" since he understood that the specificity of the human body is that the entire structure is subject to its requisition to survive as an organism, and from this characteristic derives, in a holistic view, the subordination of all parts to the whole.

 Valeria S. (14 yrs.), after 7
 years ( ! ) of orthodontic treatment

Valeria S. after 9 months
of the Montorsi Method

Arianna G. (20 yrs.)
start of therapy

Arianna G. after 5 months
of the Montorsi Method


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