Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy services offered in Portland, OR

Neural therapy is a safe, proven technique for addressing autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Skilled gastroenterologist Ilana Gurevich ND, LAC, MSOM, of Open Wellness PDX, uses neural therapy to help restore organ function in patients with conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To find out how you could benefit from neural therapy, call the office in Portland, Oregon, or book an appointment online today.

Neural Therapy Q&A

What is neural therapy?

Neural therapy works by identifying and treating illnesses and pain resulting from disturbances in the body’s neurological (brain and nerves) control system. These are typically subtle disturbances found throughout the body, very often in an area that seems unrelated to where you’re experiencing pain.

Interrupting the disturbance resolves the dysfunction, helping your autonomic nervous system to work properly again and relieving pain.

How does neural therapy work?

Research into exactly how neural therapy works is ongoing but shows that the autonomic nervous system is frequently the underlying cause of pain. The autonomic nervous system controls all the essential functions, like digestion, breathing, and heart rate.

Disturbances, or interference fields, in your system cause pain. Neural therapy stops these interference fields and corrects nervous system dysfunction using an injection of a local anesthetic. Dr. Gurevich might inject the medication into:

  • Glands
  • Scars
  • Acupuncture points
  • Trigger points
  • Other affected tissues

The idea is that these neural therapy injections increase circulation to injured organs such as the liver, thyroid, or kidneys and help your autonomic nervous system function properly again.

Dr. Gurevich finds neural therapy can help with chronically painful gastrointestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

A healthy, functional autonomic nervous system helps many people get relief from chronic pain. Some people even find neural therapy cures their condition.

What are the benefits of neural therapy?

Neural therapy may offer several benefits. It’s a relatively safe, alternative form of pain relief that you can receive in place of surgery or prolonged prescription medication use. This means you avoid the expense, inconvenience, pain, and lengthy recovery of surgery. You also don’t risk side effects from medications.

The local anesthetic Dr. Gurevich uses presents minimal risks of an allergic reaction to most patients. The injection is an in-office service that takes very little time and causes little to no discomfort.

Each patient is different, but you’re likely to need several neural therapy treatments for optimal results.

To learn more about neural therapy and how it could form part of your treatment program, call Open Wellness PDX today, or book an appointment online.