Neural Therapy: What Is It?

Huneke’s neural therapy is a relatively new procedure that aims to influence the autonomic nervous system through the use of a local anesthetic in order to relieve neuropathic pain, for example. 

Neural therapy: what is it?

Neural therapy is used more and more frequently. Functional disorders in the organism are treated by activating or dampening the nervous system to stimulate the body’s self-healing powers.

Neural therapy is divided into two different methods: segment therapy and interference field therapy. According to this, interference fields in the whole body can trigger chronic inflammation foci, which are treated. The inflammation can affect the organs, ganglia, the skin or other areas of the body, for example. These disorders have long been ignored or underestimated by medicine.

Neural therapy should help to relieve the symptoms immediately and restore the functions of the nervous system by “switching off” the interference field using anesthetic. This is intended to  accelerate the recovery of various pathologies that  do not improve with conservative treatments.

However, extensive studies are  still necessary in this area in order to be able to scientifically confirm that this regulation therapy is actually efficient in the case of functional disorders of the organism. 

In today’s article we explain interesting facts about neural therapy and when it is used.

Neural therapy: what is it?

The nervous system consists of specialized cells that transmit electrical signals. It is responsible for directing and monitoring a large part of the body’s functions. It also enables the body to balance itself with the environment.

The nervous system, like any other part of the body, is vulnerable and can suffer from disorders or infections. For example, it can be damaged by trauma or an operation. Usually these are small injuries that can be healed again.

But if the  injury is serious or lasts a long time, the nervous system can be irreversibly damaged. When this is the case, pain develops that cannot be alleviated by conventional therapies.

This is exactly where neural therapy is often used:  It tries to restore the normal function of the nervous system. This means that it helps to heal the injuries to the nerve tracts. This could stop the pain.

Man doing neural therapy
Neuropathic pain can be treated with neural therapy.

How is neural therapy used?

In neural therapy, the patient is given a local anesthetic at the painful area where the neural injuries are located. Usually the therapist uses procaine or lidocaine for this. The anesthetic is diluted with physiological saline solution and injected in small amounts.

In many cases, this will quickly improve the pain. But some patients react, for example, with a lot of energy or with great fatigue in the following days.

After treatment, the patient should have a follow-up examination, usually about a month after the injection. In some cases  a single session is sufficient, in others several treatments are necessary to achieve the desired effects. 

Neural therapy
In neural therapy, the doctor injects an anesthetic into the painful area.

When is neural therapy used?

Neural therapy can be beneficial as a treatment for a wide variety of pathologies,  especially when chronic pain or inflammation is present. For example, it is used for low back pain, cervical pain and tendinitis.

On the other hand  , this therapy also helps with more complex diseases such as fibromyalgia. Neural therapy can also be beneficial for Crohn’s disease and various mood disorders that cause somatic complaints.

This method can also be used on children with parental consent. It can be used to treat recurrent infections such as bronchitis, cystitis, or gastroenteritis.

Final remark

Before starting this therapy, there are numerous aspects to consider. In addition, neural therapy must always be carried out by an experienced expert. It is therefore important to be well informed and to analyze each individual case. The doctor can then decide whether this treatment makes sense.

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