Neural Therapy is a medical approach that diagnoses and treats local disturbances of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The autonomic nervous system is divided into the somatic (voluntary) and autonomic (involuntary). The somatic nervous system controls voluntary movements such as walking, talking and movement of limbs. The autonomic nervous system, on the other hand, regulates internal body functions such as immune function, blood pressure and circulation, hormones, digestion, body temperature, heart rate, breathing, urination, sexual function, menstruation, and other automatic body functions. When there is trauma of any kind, the ANS can become injured and these internal functions do not perform at optimum levels, due to dysfunctional signaling within the body. This ultimately results in disease or chronic pain.
We owe the discovery of interference fields to Ferdinand Huneke, MD in 1940. Interference fields (the foci of disturbance) are electrophysiologically unstable and emit abnormal neurological signals to which the autonomic nervous system reacts. The ANS will react to disturbances or “blocks” to the interference fields in many different ways. When this happens, the body becomes unstable and a person presents with myofascial or other pain pathologies, or other chronic illnesses such as IBS, asthma, GERD, or menstrual irregularities. The autonomic regulation of every cell, cellular space, and organ hugely determines the health of an individual, so any disturbances to this regulation are significant. The main objective of neural therapy is to identify where interference to the nervous system is occurring and to correct it, as this interference causes local cell instability. The goal is of this treatment is open regulation in the ANS’s ability to flow between the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches without interference. Neural therapy treatment frees the ANS of interference to produce health.
Bella Fiore Klinik doctors use ART muscle testing to identify blocks/interferences. After the interference has been identified, procaine is injected into the space subcutaneously or intramuscularly. This anesthetic has been shown to help restore electrical potential, help normalize physiology of surrounding tissues, and help the nervous system rebalance signaling to the area. This is especially the case when the focus is so old and degenerated that it has devolved into what has been referred to as an island of chronic unconscious distress. A woman’s complete unawareness of the stress emanating from her fifteen-year-old hysterectomy scar and a man’s unconscious irritation from his fifty-year-old hernia scar are both examples of how individuals may express pain but are unaware of how their scars are deeply impacting health at the peripheral nervous system level--they may also be unaware of the disturbing memory pattern of the scar which may be causing an interference field in their brain (in the CNS).