The term ‘neural therapy’ originates from the Huneke brothers. In the 1920s they discovered that local anaesthetics such as procaine or lidocaine could be used not only to anaesthetise, but also to heal. There are a number of different ways of treating patients with neural therapy.
Pain causes muscles to cramp, the blood circulation to the area deteriorates and metabolic waste builds up. This intensifies pain and regulatory disturbances increase even further until they are finally transmitted from the affected area to other areas, causing further diffuse medical conditions. In such cases procaine is injected directly into the affected segment of the body to stabilise the cells. They are then reintegrated into normal physiological processes and the vicious circle is interrupted. The method holds good chances for healing, for example, neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago and chronic headaches. A subcutaneous injection known as neural therapy has also proved to be particularly simple and effective in treating chronic rheumatic pain. The patient quickly experiences pain relief or elimination as well as a better general physical condition.
Interference zone (Störfeld) therapy
Research has shown that inflammation, scars, unhealthy teeth, injuries, foreign bodies or pockets of bacteria cause bodily dysfunctions that upset the entire balance of the body. It is assumed that an interference zone in the body will someday become active and, via the nerve paths, cause irritation and secondary ailments in other regions of the body. Weakened organs will be particularly affected. If the interference zone is neutralised the distant dysfunction will also be eliminated. The Huneke brothers had
already discovered and verified what is known as the ‘Flash Phenomena’, which is the condition in which all bodily dysfunctions immediately disappear upon the injection of a local anaesthetic into the causal interference zone. The patient is spontaneously pain-free without every having suspected a connection between the interference zone and secondary ailment. Neural therapy after Huneke is wholistic therapy. The vegetative system, along the paths of which both sickness and healing processes takes place, responds to the healing stimulus activated by the local anaesthetic. Segmental therapy after Huneke involves the pinpointed use of procaine or lidocaine to the affected area. The improvement increases with repeated injections and can lead to complete recovery. This particularly applies to chronic ailments, but also to those caused by an interference area, whereby every area of the body can become an interference area. Injections into the interference area heal disorders, as far as anatomically possible, with the ‘Huneke Phenomena’.