What is neural therapy and how does it work?
Disease development begins similarly in all diseases. Electrical disturbances negatively affect blood circulation in the tissue. Environmental toxins and metabolic wastes start to build up. The lymphatic system, which is responsible for the disposal of the toxins and wastes, slows down, and the body loses the ability to heal itself.
The autonomic nervous system is responsible for unconscious regulation of bodily functions. In neural therapy, local anesthetics are injected into connective tissues in order to reactivate the malfunctioning system.
The most commonly used anesthetic in neural therapy is Procaine. Despite being a short-acting and weak anesthetic, it rapidly increases the electric potential of cells. This increases blood circulation in the tissue and the removal of the toxins from the region.
Increased blood flow feeds the tissue. Increased lymph circulation cleans the tissue and increased nerve conduction helps the tissue function better. These allow for the tissue to heal itself.
Consequently, neural therapy ensures permanent healing by supporting the self-healing processes of the body.
What conditions can neural therapy help?
Neural therapy is widely used for treating pain. It is also used to treat:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow,
Poor blood circulation, varicosis,
Vertigo, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease,
Facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia,
Hormonal disorders (menstrual disorders, infertility, early menopause, prostate problems, thyroid diseases)
Recurrent infections such as tonsillitis, sinusitis
Digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea
It is also used in Antiaging due to its detoxification effect.
What does the treatment involve?
A short-acting local anesthetic (procaine) is injected into various spots on the body. In addition to conventional injection sites, subcutaneous injection, intramuscular injection (trigger points), injection on surgical scars, and vaccine scars are also possible.
The idea that needs to be stressed is that these injections are not meant to create drug effects, instead, the goal is to signal the body to self-heal.
Are there any adverse effects?
Neural therapy is a relatively safe medical treatment. Injections may cause bleeding and bruising. Procaine may cause dizziness and numbness. These effects will subside in 15-30 minutes. Blood thinners should not be used 3-7 days before the treatment (consult your doctor).
Who can receive the treatment?
There is not an age restriction for neural therapy. Pay attention to the use of anticoagulants (blood thinners). Other than that, medications don’t restrict who can receive treatment.
Cortisone use might make the treatment less effective.
Breastfeeding is not a contraindication of neural therapy.