Bone by Bone - Palatines
Updated: Jun 11, 2020
What does a high ranking Italian official, an Emperor's palace on a Roman hill and the roof of your mouth have in common?
The palatine bones are L-shaped and resemble the archs found on Palatine Hill, and those found in many vaulted spaces in architecture today.
Of or near the palate is probably the more straightforward meaning of this anatomic structure.
The image I've shared here is a simple entryway in a Genovese home, but the shape of each arch is similar to the shape of the bones at the posterior end of your hard palate. I walked into this space and immediately thought of the hard palate.
A CranioSacral Therapist approaches those bilateral paired bones, with the same level of respect one might imagine a high ranking official serving the Pope (judices palatini) would receive. So much can happen in CranioSacral mouthwork resulting in unwinding patterns of dysfunction.
Palatine dysfunction is linked to endocrine disorders and eye issues. Therapists take that information into consideration, but are sure to be with what is right now and with each client and while assessing hard palate issues.
The palatines are paired bones located bilaterally, posterior and medial to the last molars along the roof of the mouth. Together with the Maxillae they form the hard palate. They are among the bones that form the posterior floor of the eye orbit.
Palatines are shaded in blue in this open source image.