Neural Therapy and Prolotherapy

Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy - Prolotherapy IndianapolisNeural therapy, injection technique, uses a combination of local anesthesia, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, and occasionally low-dose pharmaceuticals. We use this technique for chronic pain and to optimally balance the autonomic nervous system. Neural therapy works on the autonomous nervous system using a local anesthetic agent. This agent helps restore equilibrium in the electrical gradients of the nervous system branches at the superficial level.

How Neural Therapy Can Help

Neural therapy can treat chronic pain issues such as neck,  shoulder and joint pain. In addition, it can help with digestive disorders, pelvic floor dysfunctions, mood disorders, and more. It can even support efficient detoxification, improve lymph system function, and balance the endocrine and hormonal systems. Also, we can also use neural therapy to treat areas of autonomic dysfunction caused by body trauma or surgical scars. These areas of the body tend to maintain a neuro-anatomical memory. Thus, they can result in imbalance in the integral regulation of cellular memory and electrical fields.

Initially, we can conduct neural therapy treatments once a week, over a period of three to five weeks. Depending on the condition, we can then spread out treatments to once or twice monthly for two to three months.

History of Neural Therapy

Migraine treatment - Neurotherapy - Neural therapyNeural therapy was supposedly discovered incidentally by a German physician. According to the story, his wife’s sister had chronic migraine headaches following the surgical treatment of her gallbladder. After conventional therapies failed, the physician decided to try injecting the surgical incision scar with Procaine. Obviously, a relationship of a surgical scar and chronic migraines seem to be unrelated. However, the patient actually did very well following this injection with an almost total resolution of her chronic migraine headaches. Thus was born the association of the autonomic nervous system and physiologic effects at distant sites in the body.

How Neural Therapy Works

The autonomic nervous system (bodily functions that we tend not to think about, such as breathing) regulates electrical gradients in the body.  So atrauma to the body, such as an injury, a surgery, or even an emotional strain, can cause an electrical imbalance in the autonomic nervous system. Local anesthetics, such as Procaine, work to re-balance the electrical gradients of the nerve fibers. For that reason, it is thought that injections of Procaine and nutritional agents can have a significant effect on a myriad of medical problems.

Prolotherapy

Alternatively, we use prolotherapy, an injection technique, to improve the connective tissue integrity of joints or other areas in the body. Generally, these areas need repair or enhanced biosynthesis of collagen and fibrin. Many individuals suffer from a common source of chronic pain called tissue laxity. This occurs when the connective tissue that holds the joints in place is weak. Consequently, a more free-form movement occurs across the joint space, which in turn causes chronic inflammation.

Prolotherapy uses injections into the connective tissue ligaments of various types of connective tissue proliferants, or enhancers. Interestingly, one of the most commonly used is actually glucose or common sugar. A combination of a low-dose of glucose and an anesthetic agent, such as Procaine, can enhance the strength of collagen and connective tissue at given sites. Very commonly, we us these injections to treat laxity of joint articulation such as the knee, shoulder, hips, etc. In general, each patient requires a series of five to eight injections, depending on the type of joint. However, in some more acute processes or smaller joints, such as elbows or ankles,  one or two injections may be adequate.

To learn more about prolotherapy or neural therapy at The Guyer Institute, please contact us.

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