About Neural Therapy
Neural therapy or neural treatment is defined as stimulating and organizing the body’s network for recovery.
Autonomic nervous system is a network covering our whole body. But this system does not consist of cable-like nerves. It is a matrix of nerves, the electrical potential of the cells and interstitial fluid.
Neural therapy organizes the autonomic nervous system and neutralize the negative stimuli in interference fields.
Our diseases and constant pains are caused by bio-electrical damages on the autonomic nervous system. All microbial diseases, surgeries, accidents, physical and psychological traumas may cause bio-electrically problematic fields.
When our tonsils get infected, a cavity appears on our tooth, we get a dental treatment or have a surgery like C-section, the communication field in that zone gets affected and bio-electrical damages that might be permanent may occur. Neural therapy, applied on the skin above these zones, called the interference fields, fixes the problem.
Neural therapy may be perceived as an injection treatment. However, this is not the case. In fact, the most curing characteristic of neural therapy is that it teaches the physician the interference field notion. Thereby gives them a different and guiding perspective on detecting the cause of the disease.
Diseases that Neural Therapy is Effective on
Neural therapy is applicable to almost every disease. It is especially efficient on long lasting, constant pains that conventional medicine cannot cure. While it can treat hormonal disorders and some systemic diseases as well, it also has a protective effect on general health.
- Tension type headache
- Cluster headache
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Fibromyalgia (soft tissue rheumatism)
- Low back-neck-back pain and hernia, spine calcifications
- All neuralgia (postherpetic neuralgia, neuropathic pain, nerve traumas)
- All headaches
- Dizziness (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), Meniere’s disease
- Peripheral facial paralysis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (nerve compression on wrists), ulnar tunnel syndrome
- Other neurological diseases
- Hormonal disorders, menstrual irregularities, early menopause
- Thyroid problems
- Operation scars
- Recurrent infections like tonsillitis
- Knee and shoulder pain, tendinitis, sports injuries
- Fibromyalgia and other rheumatic diseases
Does Neural Therapy Have Side Effects?
Patients considering neural therapy may have questions like “What is being injected?” or “Do needles harm nerves?”. Neural therapy—though being applied for almost a hundred years, not well-known in Turkey- does not have any side effects.
- Neural therapy, considered a natural treatment, is not a drug therapy.
- It uses the stimulation of a local anesthetic on autonomic nervous system.
- As soon as the needle is stuck, this stimulation radiates through the neural network and bio-electrically fixes the damages.
- Neural therapy should not be mistaken with other needle therapies. Because while others inject drugs to tissues, in neural therapy needles are mostly applied to the skin to create positive stimulus.
- Neural therapy only uses the local anesthetics, procaine and lidocaine. But not for the anesthetic effects. It just uses the bio-electrical effect.
- Procaine is the shortest active local anesthetic. Its effect only lasts for 15-20 minutes. It is a natural substance made of urtica urens and bitter almond.
To Whom Neural Therapy Can Be Applied?
Neural therapy is mostly preferred by desperate patients who cannot find relieve in drugs. After the patient, or a relative, meets neural therapy, it becomes their first choice on the next problem they encounter. Neural therapy can be applied to almost everyone including children and elderly people.
- Pregnant and nursing women are suitable candidates for the treatment.
- Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases etc. and the drugs, related to these do not pose an obstacle.
- On some applications, patients using anticoagulants (blood thinners) require more attention.
- The only group that neural therapy cannot be applied to is myasthenia graves patients.
How Is Neural Therapy Applied?
Neural therapy includes the keywords nerve treatment, needles and injections. However the injections are only made to stimulate, since the purpose of neural therapy is this, and the needles are not stuck to the nerves. Otonom sinir sistemi her yerdedir.
Usually, placing tiny needles on the skin are enough but sometimes, additional applications for the organs and scars on the body are required.
As we said before, the aim is not injecting drugs but only creating positive stimuli in the autonomic nervous system. Though in neural therapy larger needles are used, Gokmen Approach does not need such things on its target group.
Neural therapy should not be perceived as a needle treatment. It may even be applied to patients with severe needle phobia. The injections applied on the skin, not the nerves, uses the bio-electrical effect of the short active local anesthetic procaine.
Neural therapy is a scientific treatment method, particularly efficient for pain.Dr. Emel Gokmen