What is Neural Therapy?
HISTORY OF NEURAL THERAPY
After the first recognition of local anesthetics in 1881, this group of drugs began to be used for minor surgical interventions and nerve blockades. After 1928, the curative effects of local anesthetics began to be noticed in areas farther from where they were administered, and related reports began. Reports on the effects and benefits of local anesthetics were published independently by different people, and development continued with the discovery of different local anesthetic drugs.
After participating in the training programs of the international neural therapy association called IGNH, I started to look at my patients differently. The recovery of my patients with Neural Therapy increased my belief in this treatment. Getting very good feedback from my patients made me happy as a physician.
The person who started the first Neural Therapy treatment in Turkey, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin NAZLIKUL. He has applied this treatment method to many patients, has given numerous trainings and still continues to do so. The President of the Neural Therapy Association, who enlightened me with these trainings, Dr. I would like to express my gratitude to Hüseyin Nazlıkul.
WHAT IS NEURAL THERAPY?
Neural therapy is an effective pain treatment that accelerates healing and repairs the body’s autonomic nervous system. Neural therapy works to heal body parts caused by trauma, such as scars, by reestablishing electrical impulses that were once present, and helps to produce normal organ function.
Neural Therapy and Its Role in the Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain
Neural therapy is a powerful treatment that can be quite effective in relieving autonomic nervous system dysfunction and pain, especially in patients with complex pain.
How is NEURAL THERAPY Applied?
Neural therapy is a regulation treatment using a local anesthetic. Cortisone drugs are definitely not used in neural therapy. The aim is to normalize the structures that have deteriorated in various areas and long-term recovery is achieved. Since the factors that cause pain are eliminated in neural therapy, the body’s self-renewal system comes into play. Thus, improvement in functions and return to normal are provided. Treatment is done in sessions. 1-2 sessions per week can be applied. Treatment varies according to the patient.
How is Neural Injection Done?
Usually, a neural therapy injection is made with a very fine needle into the subcutaneous tissue just below the skin surface. Anesthesia is injected into an acupoint, nerve, scar, gland, or other trigger point. In some cases, a series of injections may also be used to close an area of widespread pain.
Sometimes a deeper injection may be required, depending on the location of the intervention site and what is needed to restore the body’s natural flow. After the scar tissue is injected, a small amount of anesthetic can also be injected into a vein to promote stabilization of the autonomic nervous system.
Is Neural Injection Painful?
For most of our patients, the discomfort of neural injection therapy is equivalent to a mosquito bite. But for others, the pain can be much more intense. The amount of pain you will experience from the injection depends on the sensitivity of the injected area, the depth of injection required, and the thickness of the scar tissue.
Diseases for which Neural Therapy is used:
1-Treatment of migraine and headaches
2-Treatment of muscular pains such as neck, back and waist pains
3-Relieving pain in waist and neck hernias
4-Joint diseases (meniscus tear, reduction of fluid in the joint, sports injuries)
5-Treatment of pain caused by nerve compression
6-Treatment of rheumatic diseases
7-Treatment of allergic origin diseases such as allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis (immune system balance disorder)
8-Treatment of thyroid diseases
9- Elimination of menopause problems
10- Treatment of menstrual irregularities and severe menstrual pains
11-Reproductive problems due to hormonal disorder
12-Treatment of chronic tonsillitis (inflammation of the throat that does not go away)
13-Chronic sinusitis treatment
14- Treatment of fibromyalgia (widespread muscle pain), constant feeling of tiredness and weakness
15-Treatment of mental illnesses such as depression and panic attacks
16-Treatment of chronic constipation
17- Treatment of intestinal diseases (irritable colon syndrome, ulcerative colitis and crohn)
18-Facial paralysis treatment
19-Trigeminal neuralgia treatment
20-Sport injuries treatment
21-Purification of the body from toxins
22-Anti-aging (prevention of aging)