What is Neural Therapy?
Neural Therapy, the treatment of the autonomic nervous system, is one of the most advanced and effective of all holistic healing modalities. Traditionally, Neural Therapy is the injection of local anesthetics (Procaine or Lidocaine) over and into “focal” areas and other areas with disturbed “neurovegetative functioning”.
Life is dependent not only on matter but also on energy. Every cell is a tiny Potassium battery with a voltage of 40 – 90 millivolts. This potential collapses with every stimulus (Depolarization). Normally the cell recharges immediately Repolarization). The required energy is generated by the oxygen-metabolism.
After exceedingly strong or too many accumulative stimuli (of a chemical, physical or traumatic nature) the cell is not able to repolarize spontaneously as it should. The permanently depolarized and thus defective or sick cell is no longer fully integrated into the activities of the cell system and is unable to exercise its function, but it transmits interfering stimuli with its rhythmic discharges (i.e. an interference field!).
Weak tissues or those impaired by diseases or injury show inadequate selectivity towards electric impulses. They receive the irritating or interfering stimuli and translate them pathogenically into disturbances of regulating mechanisms, e.g. of blood circulation, etc.
The local anesthetic (neural-therapeutic agent-Procaine or Lidocaine) brought into the interference field has a high potential of its own which repolarizes and stabilizes the defective cell membrane potential. So the “error” (derangement) of the autonomic nervous system is corrected at least for the time being, and its neural, humoral, cellular, hormonal, etc., efficiency is restored. Each repetition improves the organism’s ability to recharge and maintain the necessary potential autonomously. This fact accounts for the healing process.
List of Conditions that can be treated with Neural Therapy
We now know that any chronic disorder may be due to an interference field. How often does even an experienced neural therapist achieve a surprise cure that he himself had not believed possible in view of the type of disorder, its age, and severity? The following list is a summary of disorders in which neural therapy has been found particularly successful. Many people have difficulty in accepting that a single product should be capable of offering relief in such a large number of disorders but in fact, what we are looking for here is not a remedy at all, but the effect of a product upon the ability of the body to restore itself to health. This is why the injection site is so crucial, for we must activate the organism’s innate curative powers and help them affect a cure at the point where the disorder is transmitted and controlled: in the disturbed autonomic nervous system.
- Partial Deafness
- Hay Fever
- Severe Nervousness
- Enlargement of Thyroid
- Whiplash Syndrome
- Bronchial or Cardiac Asthma
- Cardiac Neurosis
- Liver and Gallbladder Disease
- Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
- Menstrual Pain
- Vaginal Discharge
- Joint and Muscular Rheumatism
- Skin Diseases
- All forms of Neuralgia
How was Neural Therapy Developed?
Neural Therapy has been widely used in Europe and South America since the 1940s but has only recently been introduced to North America. Originating in Germany, it has been effective in treating a variety of health conditions, especially of chronic pain. Initially, neural therapy involved the injection of anesthetics into nerve sites, acupuncture points, scars, and other tissues to relieve pain elsewhere in the body.
A timeline following the progression of Neural Therapy is listed below: History of Neural Therapy:
- 1893 Sigmund Freud discovers the anesthetic effect of topical cocaine and recognizes its therapeutic possibilities.
- 1890 C.L. Schleich: first surgery performed using infiltration anesthesia with 0.1% cocaine solution.
- 1905 Einhorn discovers novocaine.
- 1906 G. Spiess discovers that wound healing is greatly improved after regional infiltration with novocaine.
- 1903 Cathelin: first caudal epidural injection with cocaine solution.
- 1925 R. Leriche: first stellate ganglion block with novocaine.
- 1926 Accidental intravenous injection of novocaine by Ferdinand Huneke successfully treated a patient’s chronic migraine headache which had been until then intractable.
- 1940 Ferdinand Huneke injected an itchy osteomyelitis scar on a patient’s lower leg with procaine, which cleared her chronic intractable severely painful shoulder at the moment of the injection: the first observed and documented lightning reaction.
- 1940 Hubert Siegen (23), animal experiments to study allergic phenomena. Two animal species were used: species A (i.e. chicken) and species B (i.e. rabbit). He took a small amount of blood from species A and injected it into species B; several weeks after the first injection he would inject blood from species A intravenously into species B and the animal would die from an acute allergic reaction (Schwartsmann- Sanarelli phenomenon). If he would inject novocaine at the site of the first inoculation at any given time between the first injection and the second intravenous injection, the animal would not have had any allergic reaction from the second injection whatsoever. This experiment proves the point that allergic reactions do not only depend on the presence of antibodies but also largely depend on tissue memory. By anesthetizing the very tissue that holds the memory of the first exposure to the allergen, the antibodies, which are present in the bloodstream, can no longer overreact to repeated injection of the allergen. A single injection of a local anesthetic lastingly destroyed the tissue’s memory of the allergen. This phenomenon can be explained both through the nervous system theory and through the ground system theory. Siegen’s research explains why Neural Therapy can be so successful in the treatment of chronic allergies.
To date, there has been hundreds of research articles published on the therapeutic effectiveness of Neural Therapy. Most of this research was conducted in Germany, the “mother” country of all Neural Therapy. However, a significant amount of publications also came from Russian RESEARCHERS (Pavlov, Speransky, etc.) and from Austria, Sweden, and France as well as other European nations.
How does it work?
Neural Therapy is the treatment of autonomic nerve dysfunction by injection, electrical, or with light – which eliminates “chronic foci” and restores normal regulation.
Chronic Foci or interference fields are usually silent and asymptomatic. However, they can cause symptoms elsewhere, often remote from the focal site.
For example, one can have numerous episodes of Tonsillitis as a child, and even have a Tonsillectomy, and still have tonsil foci as an adult. The Tonsils and throat no longer get infected, but the adult now has fatigue, memory loss, and intermittent depression. These brain symptoms are called the “disturbed field”, secondary to the tonsil focus.
A second example is an incorrectly extracted wisdom tooth (third molar). Many dentists leave the periodontal ligament as well as other tissues in the socket during extraction. These tissues continue to cause irritation to the nerves, especially the sympathetic neurons that constrict surrounding blood vessels, impair circulation, and impede nutrition and oxygen to the site. After a period of time, this dental “focus”, through autonomic nerves can affect the body, most commonly the heart and the small intestine. For example, a 19-year-old begins to experience irritable bowel symptoms after his wisdom teeth are extracted at the age of 18 and later, at age 30, he starts having heart symptoms – intermittent rapid heartbeat, left chest pain, and easy fatigue with exertion.
We may sum up as follows:
- Any chronic ailment may be due to an interference field;
- Any part of the body may become an interference field;
- Any disorder due to an interference field may be cured by the elimination of the interference field, i.e. by the injection into the interference field of procaine or lidocaine (e.g. Xyloneural) or some other neural-therapeutic product.