What is Neural Therapy?

Neural Therapy for Pain TreatmentNeural Therapy is a system of treatment for chronic pain. It involves the injection of local anesthetics into scars, autonomic ganglia (clusters of nerves), trigger points, acupuncture points, sites of trauma, glands and other tissues. It is thought to work through normalization of function of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is that part of our nervous system that controls things in our body we do not think about (automatic) acting as a control system largely below our level of awareness.

History of Neural Therapy: The beginnings of this therapy were in the early 1900's when Dr. G. Spiess discovered that procaine (a local anesthetic) could greatly improve wound healing. In 1926 Dr. Huneke inadvertently gave a patient an intravenous infusion of procaine and resolved her migrane headaches which had previously been resistant to treatment. In 1940, an injection of the scar on a patient's leg amazingly immediately resolved that patient's painful shoulder. While not all reactions are this dramatic, it was these incidents that formed the foundation of further research and development of the art and science of Neural Therapy treatment today.