Podcast #103 Neural Therapy - A Game Changer for Chronic Pain |
Dr. Anne Hill
The Science of Self-Healing Hosted by
Dr. Sharon Stills With Dr. Anne Hill
About Dr. Anne Hill
Anne Hill, N.D., AHG
Naturopathic Physician Craniosacral Therapist Neural
Dr. Hill’s initial interest is healthcare began more than 29 years ago
with studying botanical medicine and Craniosacral therapy. Her love
of medicine began with working closely with the extracellular matrix
and the still little understood organ of the fascia. She brings the skill
of her felt sense together with her studies in Functional Naturopathic
Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine and Neural Therapy to help her
Dr. Hill combines her practice and teaching of Craniosacral with
Naturopathic Medicine and Neural Injection Therapy to directly treat
patients who have Ehlers-Danlos and Hypermobility syndromes, Mast
Cell Activation Syndrome and chronic infectious disease including
Post-Covid Long Hauler syndrome, ME/CFS and Lyme disease. She
also treats chronic pain disorders and other complex chronic illness.
Dr. Hill also teaches craniosacral therapy and neural therapy to other
medical providers and is a well-received speaker in various specialty
medical topics at many of the annual conferences in the medical and
naturopathic medical field.
Episode Highlights with Dr. Anne Hill
Anne became interested in neural therapy after attending a workshop years after graduating as a naturopath. After seeing how powerful this treatment is, she believes it should be used by more physicians for pain reduction.
Neural therapy has been around since the invention of procaine, which is a local anesthetic produced in 1905.
Neural therapy was developed after doctors started noting that their patients were reporting surprising effects after procaine anesthesia. Patients started reporting that after a procedure with procaine, they would have pain relief in another area of the body. Some patients reported their migraine headaches had disappeared.
Procaine itself had a longer lasting effect than the actual anesthesia. It's very fast at clearing the body, but the effects that patients feel go on for so much longer.
In neural therapy they call it the “lightning reaction,”which is a complete reversal of symptoms, or a complete shift of symptoms that lasts for 24 hours or more.
The first published study of neural therapy was written in 1928 by the Huneke brothers, two physicians from Germany, who concluded that there were positive benefits to the therapy.
Procaine breaks down in the connective tissue, so it is a better choice (especially for patients on lots of medications) than lidocaine which breaks down in the liver.
If there is inflammation at the injection site, procaine will help to stabilize the capillaries and reduce the inflammation.
For patients with mass cell activation syndrome, procaine is very safe.
Procaine is very useful for treating chronic illnesses such as Lyme Disease or environmental toxicity.
Procaine is also very useful for treating pain (physical and emotional) caused by scars or adhesions after surgery since it clears blockages, and allows better flow to these areas.
In Europe, many clinics treat all scar tissue areas with neural therapy before surgery.
Procaine injections help the nervous system work better by allowing more oxygen or nutrients to the tissue.
Neural therapy is also used to treat painful oral cavitation surgery issues. Ozone injections in these areas are also helpful for treating bacteria infections.
A neural therapy technique, segmental therapy, involves tiny injections just under the skin (often done over an organ) which can help bring the nervous system back on board by clearing blockages.
Neural therapy helps the body to move into a parasympathetic state (a reset) so that it can heal itself.
Taking a good health history of the patient is key to identifying where to inject.
Sometimes trauma in one area stems from another whole other area.
Bathing the ganglia in procaine is a very effective treatment. It has even helped people who are suffering from PTSD.
The Frankenhauser technique which focuses on a bundle of nerves in the pelvic region is helpful for both men and women from a variety of issues including digestive, bladder, and sexual health issues.
Neural therapy is similar to acupuncture since it acknowledges and embraces the interconnecting pathways of nerve tissue in the human body.
Neurotherapy is practiced throughout the world.
If you're not getting results that you're looking for on your healing journey then neural therapy can be a game changer.