Neural therapy is one of the most famous modern alternative treatment methods in Western Europe. The founder of this type treatment is Dr. Ferdinand Hunke of Düsseldorf, Germany.
Local anaesthetic is injected in certain points of the skin, muscles and nerves with this type of therapy, achieving sustained analgesic effects.
The aim is not local anaesthesia but influencing the body's regulatory system. Injections with tiny needles, developed specifically for the needs of neural therapy, are used for the treatment itself, the ampoules used have also been developed specifically for use in neural therapy by the Austrian company Gebrofarma.
There is almost no pain during the manipulation and even the very shy and faint-hearted patients become convinced in procedure's harmlessness. A short rest of about 30 min. should be planned after it, though.
Neural therapy is recommended for pain in the neck, waist, shoulders, radiculitis, plexitis, diseases of the musculoskeletal system. It is also suitable for inflammatory eye diseases, abnormal lacrimation, disease of the motions of the eyelids, as well as in inflammatory or diseases caused by allergy of the nose or nasal cavities.
Neural therapy may be used for diseases of the ears, tonsil and trachea, for hoarseness and disturbances of voice, in functional cardiac or respiratory diseases, irritating coughing, asthma, etc. Disorders of the digestive system, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome are also treated with this therapy. Urinary problems, sexual organs problems, prostatitis, various complaints after amputation, etc. can be treated using this method as well.
Except for pain syndrome the method has been successfully applied in people with depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, headache, climacteric behaviour.
One of the basic principles of neural therapy is to suspend exasperation, thus enabling the body to restore its own regulation. Application of neural therapy in focal points of chronic inflammation and scarred areas is particularly important.
Each scar is potentially a focus of chronic inflammation, which disrupts regulatory capacity of the body, therefore task no. 1 in neural therapy is the treatment of old scars with local anaesthetics. Other foci of the most frequent chronic inflammation are the tonsils, sinuses of the upper jaw and teeth.
This process is extremely successful in various diseases, especially when the suffering is chronic and not succumbing to other forms of treatment - e.g. migraine, neuralgia, insomnia, rheumatic diseases, tendovaginitis, incontinence, etc.
The duration of treatment depends on the type of the complaint to be treated, the severity of the symptoms, the age of the patient and the accompanying diseases. It usually takes 2 to 5 treatments, but there are patients whose complaints become resolved after a single treatment.
Symptoms are often completely resolved or their intensity significantly reduced after the obtained treatment. Some types of ailments, such as incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, neuralgia, migraine respond fully and a second course of treatment is not needed, others, such as disc hernia, pain of exostosis, coxarthrosis and gonarthrosis have a temporary effect - it usually lasts from a few months to several years . However with these diseases neural therapy can successfully be combined with therapy...