How can Neural Therapy help me?

Allison EganNaturopathic medicine, pain management

Golden syringe with needle facing to the right, neural therapy is like the golden ticket for pain.

The use of Neural Therapy is virtually unlimited in clinical practice. It is safe and can be utilized for anything from acute injuries to unexplained or stubborn chronic pain syndromes. 

Here are just a few of the issues our clients come in to get Neural Therapy for:

  • Pain (acute and chronic) 
  • Scars
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive issues
  • Cough
  • Detox
  • Bladder issues
  • Stress
  • Brain fog

The intent of neural therapy is to shift the nervous system into a more balanced state that can react properly to a given stimulus. Ultimately the goal is to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic flow. 

Why you should get Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy is used for a variety of reasons – It can be used for anything from anxiety to pain. Since this treatment works on the nervous system it has the capacity to heal multiple areas of the body with just a single area treated.

The procedure itself is quick and relief is often immediate.

The procedure – what is it?

Neural Therapy is an injection of dilute procaine (an anesthetic) into different regions of the body based on your symptoms and goals of treatment. Your individualized treatment will be explained to you in your office visit. 

What to expect in a Neural Therapy session

This is an injection therapy, so there is some pain but it will be brief and minimal – similar to acupuncture. 

Procaine is very gentle on the body – it’s hypoallergenic and metabolized locally rather than through the liver. The local metabolism is what helps to promote detoxification and softening of scars. Procaine will increase blood flow locally and does cause some numbing – this will last for 20-30 minutes as procaine is very short acting. 

Neural Therapy has the potential to heal pain and improve function to the area treated as well as possibly other “unexpected” areas of the body. Many people feel improvement getting up from the table and will often continue to notice changes for weeks after the treatment. 

History and Use

Developed over a century ago by the Huneke brothers in Germany, Neural Therapy was born out of the discovery that injecting a leg scar with procaine subsequently improved a patients frozen shoulder. After several years of experimentation they discovered that many “blockages” in the nervous system, like scars and other injuries, could be released with the use of procaine to resolve many pain syndromes and illnesses.

Used widely across the globe, Neural Therapy is in common practice in German and Spanish speaking countries – there is a growing number of doctors across North America learning the importance of this therapy.

How to schedule

You can schedule a Neural Therapy session with one of our Naturopathic doctors here via our online booking system, or call our office at (206)729-6211 and one of our care coordinators would be happy to help you.

Appointments are 30 minutes and will cover a personalized intake to develop a treatment plan catered to your specific needs and goals along with the treatment. A series of treatments is often recommended.

Cost is that of a 30 min Naturopathic appointment ($87.50) and $45 for each unit of neural therapy. Your doctor should give you an estimate of how many units will be used at each session.

Complimentary therapies

Bodywork is helpful to cement the changes that Neural Therapy is promoting in your nervous system. We recommend following your Neural Therapy session with either an Lymphatic massage, cranial sacral therapy, or massage. This helps our body process the treatment and more fully integrate it.

There is too much of a good thing, we do not recommend getting more than 2 different treatment in one day, this can be overwhelming to our nervous system and promote what we call a “herx” reaction (commonly called detox reaction). These detox reactions may happen in a more sensitive client with only one treatment in a day, we will offer ways to support you after treatment to help make you as comfortable as possible.