Neural therapy has been around since 1940, it was founded when a medical doctor first injected a solution into a scar. The therapy involves a solution that contains a non-addictive local anesthetic, procaine, to help reset interference within the nervous system. Interference within the nervous system can be secondary to many different things including muscular overuse, scars, physical trauma, emotional trauma, chronic stress, lifestyle, diet or disease. By injecting both superficially and deep over specific areas of the body, trained practitioners can help many different conditions. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include the following:
1. Pain Management
resetting the nervous system can greatly reduce otherwise untreatable pain, both acute and chronic
2. Post Concussion Syndrome
reduce brain fog and headaches secondary to traumatic brain injury
3. Medicine Uptake Enhancement
by injecting over certain areas there is an increase of blood flow and in turn an increase of medicine uptake to the area
4. Adrenal Support
important for the management of chronic stress, fatigue, and excess cortisol production
5. Liver Support
important for aiding in detoxification, as well as chronic/acute liver conditions
by resetting the nervous system many patients experience improved sleep quality
7. Lung Conditions
reduce inflammation in the lung tissue while improving lung capacity
8. Scar Treatment
reduce the appearance of scars as well as reduce fascial restrictions caused by scars
9. Sympathetic Dominance
when the body is chronically in "fight and flight” mode it isn’t able to heal to the same level as when it is in “rest and digest” or parasympathetic mode. Neural therapy helps reset the nervous system allowing it to freely transfer back and forth between the two modes as needed
10. Digestive Disturbances
by injecting over the large and small intestine neural therapy can help reduce digestive disturbances
11. Trigger Point Therapy
reduce pain and trigger points through neural therapy
12. Sinus Issues
reduce symptoms of both chronic and acute sinus issues
13. Tonsil/Adenoid Issues
reduce symptoms of both chronic and acute tonsil and adenoid issues
14. Thyroid Issues
this includes support in treating hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and goiters
15. Anxiety/Panic Attacks
resetting the nervous system is key in treating anxiety and panic attacks and can be very useful in acute situations
If you have questions about neural therapy or would like to discuss how it can fit into your treatment plan please book in with one of Helix’s naturopathic physicians. As always, this post is not designed to diagnose or treat you, but instead to give you something to think about. Please book a consult with a naturopathic physician prior to changing, starting, or stopping medications or protocols.
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