International Journal of Pharmacy Teaching & Practices

ISSN - 1986-8111

Neural Therapy Open Access Journals

Neural therapy is a pain relief treatment option using superficial skin injections to promote healing of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). When trauma occurs to the body, an interference field is made which interrupts and redirects electrical signals sent through the ANS. Today the overwhelming majority of medical treatments are for diseases of a chronic nature, especially chronic pain. The treatment of chronic pain is expensive not only within the us but countries round the world adding up to billions of dollars for treatment costs also as disability costs. There is an urgent need at this point to explore effective alternative treatments for chronic pain. A relatively unknown technique initially developed in Germany during the first 1900’s referred to as Neural Therapy (NT) is emerging as an easy and effective treatment for chronic pain. NT is now gradually being adopted by medical communities throughout the planet with cases being described which report many remarkable results. Neural Therapy technique primarily involves the injection of local anaesthetic into scars, trigger points, tendon and ligament insertions, peripheral nerves, autonomic ganglia, epidural space and tissues. The mechanism of action calls upon the concept whereby each cell within the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is controlled via ubiquitous synapses occurring within the intracellular fluid (also known as the “matrix”). Chronic pain results from long-term disruption/ irritation of this complex system. NT generally uses non-anesthetic properties of local anesthetics to re-establish homeostasis throughout the autonomic nervous system. NT in its simplest form is injection of these scars, tattoos, or piercings which are believed to be causing an interference field or disruption of the autonomic systema nervosum . The local anesthetic is injected in such a way as to produce a linear wheal over the interference field of approx. 0.7 cc of solution per cm of scar. The location of the interference field are often within the vicinity of the patient’s pain or in a completely different location and therefore the therapeutic benefits range from gradual improvement after repeated treatments versus immediate complete relief of symptoms. Our center has witnessed numerous cases where this system has led to dramatic improvement and sometimes complete cure of a patient’s future pain.

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