Neural therapy is a medical approach that diagnoses and treats local disturbances of the autonomic nervous system. The foci of disturbance, called interference fields, are electrophysiologically unstable and emit abnormal neurological signals to which the autonomic nervous system reacts.
Interference fields seldom draw attention to themselves and are often found in unlikely places, – surgical scars being the stereotypical example. Even stranger, is the fact that the autonomic nervous system may react to interference fields by creating symptoms in remote areas of the body. For example an appendix scar may be a source of long-standing migraine headaches.
The autonomic nervous system reacts to interference fields in many different ways. Myofascial or other pain syndromes may occur. Visceral function may be disturbed, resulting in illnesses such as asthma, GERD, angina, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual irregularities, etc. In addition, virtually all orthopaedic medical conditions have an autonomic nervous system component, at least in part.
Interference fields are not rare. In fact they can be found in a substantial portion of patients in any medical practice, and in particular the practice of orthopaedic medicine. They should be looked for in any condition where the autonomic nervous system is involved, which includes most pain syndromes.
At the Swiss Biological Medicine Center, we use this method utilising homeopathic products and preparations at acupuncture points resulting in a combined and increased activity of both acupuncture and homeopathy.