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Neural Therapy

Neural therapy is a treatment that is used to treat chronic pain, chronic illness, and athletic injuries. This therapy was first developed in Germany and is currently most prominently used throughout many European countries. Neural Therapy is based on the theory that trauma can produce long-standing disturbances in the electrochemical function of tissues. Neural therapy uses non-toxic medications, is quick acting, has limited side effects, reverses the disease process, restores tissue to its normal functioning state, and offers long lasting results.

 

The neural therapy procedure is easily administered because it is a non-invasive procedure which consists of micro-injections of medications into and under the skin, allowing small amounts of medicine to be delivered to the site of injury without affecting the rest of the body. The non-toxic medications consist of the local anesthetic procaine. Neural therapy is unique in that the specific applications of the medicines into the skin or dermis allows for a time-release dosing system, which allows for both immediate and long-term relief of symptoms. This application can provide relief from weeks, to months, and even years when the injections are performed correctly. While this procedure is effective for any person suffering from pain, athletes and people who are active especially appreciate this procedure because of neural therapy’s quick acting results with limited side effects and no systemic damage that are too commonly seen with oral pain relief medications.

 

Within the nervous system, there are two different and contrasting systems, the sympathetic system and the parasympathetic systems. The parasympathetic system is responsible for digestion, rest, repair, and sexual function. The sympathetic system is responsible for our flight or fight response including protecting us during injuries/pain.

 

When a person is in pain or a state of chronic disease, they are what we call, “sympathetic dominant,” meaning the sympathetic system is the prominent system functioning at most times throughout the day. Continued sympathetic dominance severely inhibits a person’s ability to heal and leads to chronically elevated inflammation in the body.

 

Neural therapy shifts the body into a more parasympathetic state promoting healing and repair. Neural therapy consists of injecting procaine into the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue where there is the highest concentration of pain and nervous system fibers. Normally an area of pain within the body is consistently firing nerve impulses and rests in a slightly aggravated or partially excited state. Injections into areas of pain and or dysfunction scramble the pain signal from the pain fibers to the brain, and help to reduce the pain fiber back down to its normal resting state, re-setting the proper peripheral communication so that the body can again see itself as well.

 

Neural Therapy injections help to drain inflammation by flushing lymphatic tissue, stimulating white blood cells to promote healing, and providing nutrition to soft tissue for healing.

 

One of the very special and unique qualities of neural therapy, specifically with the use of procaine, is that procaine is metabolized into DMAE and PABA, which are nutritive to the nerves, act as co-factors to help facilitate metabolism, offer anti-oxidant support, and have anti-aging qualities. Most importantly, these nutrients can be directed to specific areas by an experienced physician; this is a technique that is extremely exclusive and individualized to the patient that cannot be attained by taking these nutrients orally.

 

Dr. Ilana Gurevich has studied under internationally renowned physician and lecturer, Dr. Ulrike Aldag, M.D., Dr. Hans Peyer MD, Dr. Ralf Ottmeier MD  and Dr. Jeff Harris ND

 

 Conditions commonly treated with neural therapy:

 

  • Fatigue -

    • Low energy · Chronic fatigue · Hypothyroidism  · Adrenal fatigue  · Insomnia

  • Hormonal imbalances

    • Thyroid · menstrual cycle problems · PCOS · fibroids  · diabetes · adrenal fatigue · infertility

  •  Immune disorders

    • Chronic colds ·  autoimmune disease · allergies · chronic yeast infections

  • Musculoskelatal pain

    • Neck pain · back pain · bursitis · tendonitis · shoulder pain · arthritis · tennis and golfer's elbow · plantar faciitis · sciatica · muscle pain · fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

    • Migraines · tension headaches · sinus headaches

  •  Digestive disorders

    • IBS · Colitis · Stomach ulcers · constipation · diarrhea

  •  Mood disorders

    • Anxiety · depression · bipolar · PTSD

  •  Respiratory disorders

    • Asthma · Sinusitis · seasonal allergies · chronic cough

  •  Heart and circulatory disease

    • heart palpitations · arrhythmia · varicose veins · spider veins

  •  Dermatological conditions

    • Hair loss (alopecia) · Vitiligo · Eczema · Psoriasis · Dermatitis · Burns

  •  Post surgery scars

    • Hysterectomy scars · C-section scars · gall bladder removal scars · appendix removal scars · back surgery scars · Scars from accidents

  •  Post-concussion syndrome