Our brains possesses between 10 billion and 100 billion neurons, which are more than the number of stars in our galaxy.
Prescribing Life uses Neural Therapy, a German medical method, to identify and repair the neurological cause of pain, leading to faster recoveries and lasting results in a very effective and safe way and even, in many cases, avoiding surgery.
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Neural Therapy in a Nutshell
Neural means nerve. The Nervous System connects the entire body. It is responsible for sending and receiving information. This information needs to flow freely for optimal bodily functions to occur. When there is an interference in the flow of information, the nervous system's regulation of bodily systems is compromised. This compromise can result in poor function, pain, disability and disease.
The purpose of Neural Therapy is to unblock the interference by using specific injections of a local anesthetic into the areas of disturbance. The injection sites are determined by history of trauma, surgery, location of symptoms, autonomic patterns and applied kinesiology methods.
The Nervous System: Interference Fields and Neural Therapy
To understand Neural Therapy, it is important to understand the Nervous System. Once outside the brain, the Nervous System has two basic divisions: the somatic (voluntary) nervous system (SNS) and the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system (ANS). The SNS is what most people are familiar with because it controls voluntary movements such as walking, talking and waiving hello. On the other hand, the ANS regulates internal bodily functions such as immune function, blood pressure and circulation, hormones, digestion, body temperature, heart rate, breathing, urination, sexual function, menstruation, and other involuntary bodily functions. If the ANS is injured, these internal functions will not perform at optimum levels and will ultimately lead to disease and chronic pain.
In 1925, German physicians and brothers, Ferdinand and Walter Huneke, described a very successful treatment model consisting of the injection of procaine (a local anesthetic) in specific points, which were determined by the location of the symptoms. They called this method Neural Therapy.
They were working with Neural Therapy on a local and segmented basis, injecting the skin in the area where the symptom of the disease or the pain was located, using the abundance of superficial nerves of the skin and their reflexes towards the viscera. For example, they administered subcutaneous injections in the chest to treat respiratory conditions, in the abdomen to treat digestive disorders, and in the joints in cases of joint pain.
Neural Therapy acts via the ANS, which in turn communicates with the extracellular matrix, which connects all the cells of the body. In fact, this matrix is the main component of connective tissue, which forms a three dimensional web connecting the body as a whole. This connective tissue, is able to transmit cellular information after a physical stimulus.
In 1940, after years of continuous research in Neural Therapy, the Huneke brothers found that disease could be located in one area of the body because of an irritation in the nerve fibers located in an entirely different area of the body. Neural Therapy calls this phenomenon the Interference Field.
Interference fields are usually areas where nerve damage has occurred (by trauma, surgery, toxicity, emotional distress) causing an irritation of the nerve and the nearby tissue. Any irritation in a nerve can cause a disorder of its functions, and this can lead to an imbalance in the tissues dependent on that nerve. An irritated nerve is not going to send information to the tissue properly. The tissue in turn is not going to be able to function correctly and when a tissue does not work properly the result is disease, poor function, disability and/or pain.
Because the human body is an interconnected web, the smallest of interference fields can disrupt the entire system.
The neutralization of the interference field enables the recovery of the nerve functions so that the organs and tissues dependent on that nerve can return to equilibrium, thereby helping to remove the disease and allowing the organism to function normally.
Neural Therapy neutralizes the irritation of the nerves, restoring this integrative and general vision of the patient as well as the capacity to assess symptoms as a unique event in each person.
Neural Therapy by Prescribing Life uses intradermal (superficial) injections of a local anesthetic, injected in specific areas targeted for each patient with two goals:
- ELIMINATE PAIN: Pain is caused by irritation and inflammation of the injured tissue. The signal of pain is activated by increasing the concentration of positive ions (protons) in the affected area and recognized by the nervous system. Neural therapy normalizes the concentration of protons by restoring the membrane potential, eliminating interference fields and the signal of pain.
- REPAIR TISSUE: Procaine is a compound of two amino acids that are naturally produced in our bodies: PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid) and DMEA (Dimethylaminoethanol). The function of these two amino acids is to help repair damaged tissue by repairing the cell membrane.
The arterial system is omnipresent in the body. It is responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the different organs. Arteries are always accompanied by nerve fibers that regulate the arterial bold flow in an integrated way according to the needs of each organ and the whole body.
Neural Therapy enables us to treat the artery’s vegetative nerve system directly allowing us to resolve certain associated clinical cases in particular dystrophic disorders of the bone, ligaments and muscular system, with delays in bone consolidation, and of course in cases of Complex Regional Pain Syndromes.