Neural therapy and surgery
This month I would like to discuss the relationships between neural therapy and surgery. We all know to look for scars, but there is much more that can happen in surgery than the creation of scar interference fields.
In fact, surgery is always a traumatic event, physically and emotionally. The body will always react in a protective way and the sympathetic nervous system is called into action in its defense. It is when healing is well under way, but the sympathetic nervous system reaction persists, that interference fields develop.
Emotion plays a big role, which is why emotionally-charged surgeries are the most likely to leave interference fields. Surgery for breast cancer is far more of an emotional event than breast plastic surgery (reduction or augmentation) when the patient is in a positive, optimistic state of mind.
So, in what other ways is the body traumatized in surgery? Certainly, organs can be traumatized and become interference fields themselves. Even part of an organ can be traumatized. Recently, a 63-year female patient presented with constipation after minor bowel surgery (polypectomy while undergoing colonoscopy). Her interference field was in the descending colon alone (as diagnosed by autonomic response testing) and she responded very well to one session of neural therapy (Tenscam device, although quaddles of procaine into the overlying skin would have worked as well.)
One of the most intriguing phenomena is that of interference fields in the location of organs that have been surgically removed. The best example is the gall bladder, where over 30% of patients have persisting gall bladder pain after surgery ("post-cholecystectomy syndrome"). Appendectomy can have the same result - persisting right lower quadrant pain lasting even decades. These syndromes resemble phantom limb pain and are only partly explained in neurophysiological terms. I personally feel that the best answers lie in the emerging field of energetics, where the body's "field" is semi-independent of the physical body. (Think of the salamander re-growing an amputated limb of perfect shape and length.)
Whatever the explanation, neural therapy injections into the skin in the same pattern as if the organ were still there, often gives lasting relief.
During surgery, there is often ancillary trauma from skin penetration for secondary reasons. If the patient's symptoms began a few weeks after surgery, we need to consider drainage tube scars, spinal tap needle punctures, and scars related to blood vessel access - arterial and venous lines, subclavian taps, intravenous "cut-downs", etc. The size of the scar has nothing to do with the strength of the reaction, so everything should be checked.
Speaking of the size of scars, when I first learned neural therapy, I was taught to be meticulous in injecting scars: inject the whole scar; inject deep as well as superficial; make sure every stitch scar is treated, etc. With the advent of autonomic response testing we learned that this is not necessary. In fact, often only a small part of a scar is an interference field. This can be particularly helpful to know with massive chest scars where huge amounts of procaine would be necessary to cover all scar tissue.
What other trauma can our patients encounter with surgery? Nasal intubation sometimes leaves memories of trauma in the nasopharyngeal area. The nose, facial sinuses and sphenopalatine ganglia are possible locations of interference fields. Unconscious patients can be mishandled when transferred from operating tables, to stretchers, to beds, etc. Somatic dysfunction of the pelvis (an osteopathic form of interference field) can be the result and should be checked for, especially with musculoskeletal pain.
And lastly, let us consider chemical (or pharmacological trauma) from general anaesthesia. A recent case of a 49 year old woman presented with severe nausea and gastrointestinal reflux starting a few days after abdominal surgery. The surgery was resection of a large ovarian tumour, which (because her menses had stopped a few months previously) I had first suspected was a pregnant uterus!
An interference field was found (by autonomic response testing) in her liver and was treated using the Tenscam device. Four days later she reported a 50% improvement in her symptoms, but only for a day. A repeat examination showed a return of her liver interference field and again using autonomic response testing a reversal of her response in the presence of DMSO (the "universal solvent" - see Chapter 10 of my book). There was also a response to liposomal glutathione, indicating her stage 2 liver detoxification needed assistance.
The liver interference field was again treated and the patient was prescribed oral liposomal glutathione. Six weeks later she returned symptom-free, reporting that "the liposomal glutathione helped a lot!".
The liver is asked to do a lot during general anaesthesia and as is becoming increasingly apparent in functional medicine, patients have varying degrees of ability to detoxify. It should not be surprising then that some patients will decompensate during general anaesthesia and will need neural therapy and supportive care to recover.
Interesting paper from Belgium:
Here is a link to our paper:
Dr Stan Antolak in Minneapolis tried local anesthetics and obtained the same results but the patients had numbness in the median nerve territory.
D5W has no side effect and is very effective in this indication and in many cases of neuralgia.
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