When pain loses its warning function and becomes chronic, nerve cells change their behavior, they are running hot even when there is no source for the pain, they become overactive and even their structure changes. Many drugs, including morphine, can reverse this process and restore normal nerve cell function, but also interventions like acupuncture or neural therapy can be effective.
With the wegamed-check computer and Kinesiology, reasons for chronic pain can be found such as hidden infections in the jaw or the sinuses or interference fields like scars, toxic burdens or acidosis. Treating those causes usually makes pain management more effective.
Neural Therapy or Therapeutic Local Anaesthesia (TLA) uses the many effects of local anaesthetic drugs such as procaine or lidocaine, especially their properties a 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 aching muscles, inflamed joints or close to herniated discs, eventually with cortisone and using CT scan. In orthopedics and pain therapy, Neural Therapy and blocker techniques are a standard therapy, whereas in other fields such as internal medicine, ear, nose and throat medicine, pulmology or gynecology and obstetrics, Neural Therapy is considered to be 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.
Acupuncture has proven superior to conventional treatment in chronic back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee in the large acupuncture trials of the German National Health System. These trials were some of the most extensive ever done in medical history, with almost one million patients treated. In migraine prevention, acupuncture was as effective as beta-blockers, but without their – sometimes dangerous – side effects.
An acupuncture treatment is usually done as a series of 10-12 treatments once a week.
Procaine-Bases-Infusions combine the muscle relaxant, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of procaine with the anti-acidotic and purifying effects of bases infusions.
Procaine-Bases-Infusions give pain relief in osteoarthritis and rheumatic diseases of the spine and the joints as well as in migraine.
The infusions are given slowly intravenously over the course of one hour, as a series of 10 treatments in 3-4 weeks.
Hypnosis may reduce pain by changing pain perception and processing. Hypnosis may also analyse and modify the psycho-emotional backgrounds of chronic pain. The subsequent changes can be found in the cells down to genetics and help healing chronic pain.