Neural therapy and autoimmune disease

Neural therapy and autoimmune disease

Dear Colleagues:

The interface between neural therapy and autoimmune disease is a complicated one.  The etiology of autoimmune diseases is poorly understood to begin with, and what role the nervous system has in initiation and propagation of these conditions is unclear.  Yet a connection does exist.

Dosch in his textbook "Manual of neural therapy according to Huneke" reports a few case histories of autoimmune disease cured by injecting interference fields.  One was a case of psoriasis cured by injecting an eyebrow scar (p.227 of the 2005 edition).  Another is of a "rheumatic" arthritis of a knee, treated successfully by injecting an eye tooth. (p.99).

I have had similar experiences, treating polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis, and most recently psoriasis.  All have been related to dental infections. The cases of polymyalgia rheumatica were the most successful, and always required thorough (and sometimes extensive) dental treatment of visible and occult dental infections. 

Rheumatoid arthritis is in my experience much more difficult to treat.  The only cases with which I have had success have been milder or intermittent ones or those treated near the onset of the disease process.  In each case, the dental interference field has resonated (from autonomic response testing) with a dental infection homeopathic or a Sanum isopathic.  Treatment involves injecting with procaine and the appropriate homeopathic, or Tenscam treatment through the homeopathic.  Dental neural therapy treatments usually require one or two treatments a week for up to three weeks.

I have seen patients with psoriasis over the years, but usually only as a co-morbidity of a more pressing problem.  Recently I was referred a woman with quite severe psoriasis by a biological dentist who astutely noticed that the patient's psoriasis began soon after treatment of a dental infection.  This case is on-going, but enough has already occurred that I want to share this story:

A 40-year old woman presented with severe generalized psoriasis sparing only her hands and feet.  The onset of the disease had been preceded by infection of a tooththat had been surgically treated for periapical cemental dysplasia. Several courses of antibiotics had been prescribed.

She had a past history of irritable bowel syndrome and her bowel movements had again become loose with the onset of the psoriasis. Other past history included frequent ear infections as a child, removal of a cyst in the rectal area at age 7, injury to an upper incisor at age 12 and a root canal procedure at age 16.

The patient, aware of the relationships between irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune diseases and gluten sensitivity, eliminated gluten from her diet for two months - again with no response in her skin or bowel. The referring dentist extracted the root canalled tooth (1.1) in the hope of attenuating the psoriasis but no response was obtained even though the tooth proved to be infected.

On examination a slightly inflamed papular lesion, about 2mm in diameter was present on the lingual aspect of the mucosa adjacent to tooth 2.1. No interference field could be detected on autonomic response testing, but an interference field was found in the left spheno-palatine ganglion.  The autonomic response reversed with the presence of two dental homeopathics: staphylococcus aureus and wurzelbehandelter zahn. 

Neural therapy of the spheno-palatine ganglion resulted in a marked improvement of the generalized psoriasis within days. 11 days later it was "60% better". The method of treatment was not the classical procaine injection but rather a 1-minute "Lasercam" treatment. This device, (designed by Charles Crosby DO, the inventor of the Tenscam) includes a laser function emitting a pulsed 470 nm wavelength (in the blue light range).  I will discuss the presumed mechanism of action and why I chose this method of treatment in a future newsletter.

These physical findings indicated that the sphenopalatine ganglion had been enlisted by the body to help defend itself from a dental infection. (See Newsletter Volume 4, No.10 in http://www.neuraltherapybook.com/newsletters/).  The ganglion "knew" what the infection was (as evidenced by autonomic response testing), but was overwhelmed and became itself an interference field.  Interference fields, when intense enough, can create problems anywhere in the body. In this case, the patient's genetic predisposition allowed this to be expressed in the skin as psoriasis.

This patient had a very strong family history of diseases associated with gluten sensitivity, was in remission from irritable bowel syndrome and was herself suffering from psoriasis, an autoimmune disease. (The risk of autoimmune disease increases 10-fold for the gluten-sensitive who continue to consume gluten.) The autoimmune process seems to involve induction of anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies in the gut mucosa by gluten.  Recent research shows that a variety of these antibodies exist, each specific to a certain type of tissue.  This helps explain why gluten sensitivity manifests as a gastro-intestinal disease in some, as neurological disease in others, as skin disease in yet others, etc.

There is also (as mentioned above) a connection between dental infections and at least some of the autoimmune diseases.  It would seem that this patient was caught in a "perfect storm" of gluten sensitivity, irritable bowel, a chronic infection, and an interference field in the most energetically sensitive part of the body, namely the mouth.

The remaining unanswered question is: How does the nervous system fit into all this?  I believe the answer can be found in the challenge issued by Speransky in 1935 by his book: A Basis for the Theory of Medicine.  More about this in a future newsletter!

The Neural Therapy in Practice newsletter was intended as a complement to Dr. Kidd's book, Neural Therapy: Applied Neurophysiology and Other Topics, which is still available for sale through Amazon.