By Dr. Robert G. Milisen, NMD
Suisse Neural Therapy is a treatment technique that combines many systems. It is based on the neurological reflex injection points discovered in the 1920’s for pain. This evolved into segmental reflex points for organs and later integrated Voll acupuncture concepts of meridians and organ disease. Thirdly, the homeopathic remedy systems were added to the formulations. These three components make up what is now considered Suisse Neural Therapy.
Neural Therapy began in the 1920’s in Germany via the Huneke Brothers, both who were surgeons. They were treating a relative for pain by injecting a new pain medicine (procaine) into a nerve ganglion and they found that her chronic symptoms greatly improved and some permanently disappeared. This began their nervous system regulation therapy later named “Neural Therapy.”
Injecting local anesthetics into nerve ganglia creates a reset in the nervous system, creating a parasympathetic state in the organism. This building effect is crucial in chronic illness and any issues relating to adrenal stress. A state of neural irritation is called an interference field. This can cause and keep a disturbance outside of the segmental zones and is confirmed when a substance is injected and all remote disturbances related to the interference field disappear (see part II). The patient remains symptom free for a short duration of time. This is clinically practical because it is a way to test if some region is blocking the nervous system’s response (such as teeth).
During The 1950’s Dr. Voll, of Germany integrated acupuncture and the tooth meridian reflex chart. This is now a standard part of Suisse and European Neural Therapy. This system has expanded over the years and now combines several different point techniques including: nerve ganglia and nerve plexus points, mesotherapy, segmental therapy (organ reflex zones on the skin), biopuncture/ acupuncture points, trigger points, scar therapy(to open meridian flow), and quaddles (sub cutaneous and intradermal points on the skin related).
Interference fields are those factors that are blocking proper nervous system function—obstacles to cure (Hahnemann). These can also be called foci, a focus of infection or blockage. Today these are very common and can be anything, but are most often the following: teeth (root canals, cavitations, amalgams), tonsils, sinuses, scars, digestion, chronic inflammations, infection, injuries, and EMF (electric fields).
Remedies, whether they are homeopathic, homaccords, pleomorphic, anthroposophic etc., all have an impact on the nervous system and the organism. The isopathic and terrain remedies as well as the anthroposophical remedies are very good topically and orally. They follow injection therapies well in chronic illnesses.
Injection remedies can be:
- Drop Dose and Dilution Pharmaceuticals- safe and low toxicity ways to bring good effects to tissues via medications without the side-effects of oral dosing
- Drop Dose and Dilution nutrients and vitamins
- Some Homoeopathic and homeotoxicological remedies are available from HEEL and can be used locally and constitutionally.
The energetic component of the remedies in each system amplifies the effect of Suisse neural therapy on the nervous system. Even doing Suisse Neural Therapy and following it with different oral and topical remedies can have a profound long-term effect.
SNT allows custom fitting to each patient, each day and situation. This drives the therapy deeper and catalyzes the effect on the nerve ganglia and the nervous system. Knowledge of remedies is key and it is best to begin with very simple formulations with simple themes. Remedies can be used with any background in homeopathy and good results may be achieved.
The injections are based on a local anesthetic formula. These are most often Procaine or Lidocaine. Contraindications for these anesthetics are AV block, bradycardia, severe conduction disturbances, and cardiac decompensation. Lidocaine is used for those with hypersensitivity to procaine.
Drop doses of other types of medications or substances (hormones/anti-inflammatories etc.) is another modern methodology that can impact the strength and duration of the neural therapy injection treatment. It is a way to also energize the formulas homeopathically.
Why doesn’t anyone know about this system? That is a good question and it is not a well-known treatment today. There is much more familiarity in Germany and Switzerland with the system but often it is mentioned for pain alone. I picked up techniques and bits and pieces from mentors, different seminars, books, patients, travels and creativity. I was also very fortunate to have been taught in Switzerland and Europe some of the finer points and how to integrate the system with chronically ill patients.
My hope is to spark some interest for other doctors because it is a technique and way of practicing that can benefit many patients.
You can learn more at my level I and level II Suisse Neural Therapy courses every spring. This June I am presenting at the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association conference in Scottsdale on “Pain Management and the Minimum Dose”.
Visit www.AzNMA.org to Learn more about the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association CME conference for Naturopathic Doctors – “Pain Management: Managing Emotional & Physical Aspects of Pain” – June 7 & 8, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ
Written by: Dr. Robert G. Milisen, N.M.D. Dr. Robert Milisen graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelors degree in chemistry and worked as a chemist before earning his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ in 1999. He interned yearly for three years at the Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland with Dr. Thomas Rau training in Neural Therapy, Isopathy, Chelation, Ozone, Biological Dentistry, Cancer Therapies, Infusion therapies and Biological Medicine. He also interned with Dr. Peter Heuser at the Lucas Klinik of Anthroposophic Medicine in Switzerland. He is a diplomate of the U.S. Paracelsus Biological Medicine postgraduate program.
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