Neural Therapy is the injection of scars to free adhesions that are impairing nerve and acupuncture meridians. It is also used to normalize the function of various nerve plexus in the body.
The Germans were the first to recognize the issues of nerve transmission interruption due to scars and adhesions. They began to treat scars by injecting them with local anesthetic to break up the adhesion net created by the healing response. They found that many muscle and joint pains resolved completely by just addressing scar tissue.
The evolution of neural therapy included the injection of nerve plexuses with local anesthetic to reset their cell membranes. Once these nerves were injected, the nerve transmission was restored to normal, alleviating pain and associated downstream physiology.
One of the most profound nerve plexus injections is called the Frankenhauser plexus (inferior hypogastric plexus) injection. The treatment seems to ‘wake-up’ the nervous tissue in the pelvis.
This injection has shown amazing results in women with:
- Bilateral hip pain that has been unresponsive to treatment in the past and gets worse with menstrual cycles
- Pelvic pain
- Any menstrual issues (heavy flow, excessive pain, etc.)
- Infertility of unknown origin
- Adhesions from the scars of hysterectomies and c-sections
The number of treatments done with neural therapy depends upon the response of the patient; however it is very common to require 1-3 sessions.