Neural Therapy or Therapeutic Local Anaesthesia (TLA) uses the many effects of local anaesthetic drugs such as procaine or lidocaine, especially their properties as muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, neuroplastic long-term pain reliever as well as balancing the autonomous nervous system. Procaine even has cancer-preventive effects and has inhibited the growth of examined tumor cell clones in laboratory tests.
In regional therapy, procaine or other local anaesthetic drugs are injected in the diseased region - with small needles in the skin, in sore and painful muscles, inflamed joints or close to herniated discs, eventually with cortisone and using CT scan. In orthopedics and pain therapy, Neural Therapy and block techniques are a standard therapy, whereas in other specialties such as internal medicine, ear, nose and throat medicine, pulmology or gynecology and obstetrics, Neural Therapy is considered a complementary medicine.
In 30-40 % of chronic pain patients, interference fields are a cause of the pain and have to be found and treated. These interference fields are tissue areas with subtle chronic inflammation, like chronic tonsillitis, sinusitis or tooth inflammation.
Like a mobile phone can interfere with the electronic systems of an airplane, these interference fields can disturb the autonomous nervous system, elevate muscle tonus, disturb the perfusion of organs and thereby cause symptoms at remote sites.