Neural therapy according to HUNEKE (NTH)


Neural therapy is a complementary medical technique used in the treatment of chronic pain and various diseases. It was developed in Germany in the early 1900s by the Huneke twins. Currently, it is commonly practiced in public and private facilities worldwide.


How does neural therapy work?


The underlying idea in neural therapy is that there are disturbances in certain parts of the body, which emit certain abnormal nerve impulses capable of causing a large number of diseases and chronic disorders. In our body, in fact, tens of billions of cells are in continuous communication, and it is easily imaginable that an alteration of the adjustment systems of our body can have as consequence the development of a large number of diseases. The main control system of our body is the autonomic nervous system. Neural therapy restores normal function and the flow of information, rehabilitating the natural self-regulating mechanisms.


How does self-regulation work and what is a disturbing field?


Our cells operate by means of electrical phenomena: consistently polarized, that is to say, they behave as full small batteries, with a potential difference of about 90 millivolts. Each type of stimulus causes a discharge of the cell (depolarization), which is followed by an immediate “charging” (repolarization), thanks to the energy supplied by the metabolism.


It could happen that the cells of a tissue subjected to too strong or too repetitive stimuli (chemical, physical or traumatic) are no longer able to repolarize spontaneously. These cells are no longer able to integrate with the surrounding tissue, to communicate and send information. They then no longer function correctly (as if they were constantly “discharges”) and can also disturb the cells that function correctly. To make a metaphor, it is as if in an assembly line, a worker decides to rest for a couple of hours by blocking the whole system. In regulative medicine, this situation is called a “noise field.”

Our body behaves pretty much like a sophisticated computer, in which, circuits can, for various reasons, send abnormal signals that can induce our body to inappropriate behaviour. All this, in the end, can result in pain and disorders of any kind in areas of the body which, in appearance, have nothing to do with the original problem.

Therefore, neural therapy, acts so as to re-polarize and stabilize the noise field, restoring the normal membrane potential. In this way, the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) can function properly and according to the physiological rhythms, allowing the blocked organ to heal downstream of the interference chain.



What can cause interference of the fields?


The disturbance of the fields can be caused by several factors such as:

  • wound scarring or cutting
  • surgical scars (e.g. Appendectomy, caesarean, episiotomy etc.)
  • chronic outbreaks (e.g. Devitalized teeth, chronic tonsillitis, chronic sinusitis etc.)
  • foreign bodies
  • traumatized tissues


For example: an old scar from an appendectomy (although perfectly healed) could cause years and years of chronic headaches, or a persistent pain in the knee. Such disorders will more or less improve with time and various therapies but will never completely disappear if you do not treat that scar or the noise field.


But in practice, how does it work?


Neural therapy is to treat the pathological points with very small quantities of a local anesthetic (procaine or lidocaine), which has a regulating action on the nerve fibres.


Where is it applied?

Firstly, in the field of disturbance (scars, traumatized areas, chronic outbreaks etc.), then locally, where there is pain, and possibly at certain critical control points (some of which correspond to acupuncture), in the nerve plexus etc.


What can be treated with neural therapy?


The range of indications is very broad, and includes various functional disorders:

  • Pain in all its forms: headache, migraine, neuralgia, fibromyalgia;
  • Morton’s neuroma;
  • All forms of rheumatism, arthritis and arthrosis: cervical arthritis, low back pain, sciatica, and each joint inflammation, including traumatic and sports;
  • Allergy (allergic eczema, allergic rhinitis, asthma);
  • Ear diseases, chronic ear infections, labirintiti, tinnitus, Meniere’s syndrome, vertigo;
  • Dystonia autonomic and endocrine diseases, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism etc.


The results of neural therapy depend on recognizing the exact source of the problem (in-depth examination and medical history) and the rational use of the therapy in the right place, to quickly and effectively solve any of the disorders listed above.


What are the results?

The results can be prodigious: In many cases, we also see long standing disorders, resistant to any therapy (conventional or not), suddenly disappear after an initial application. Sometimes, it is not even necessary to repeat the therapy. After correcting the interference field, the body is able to do the rest on its own.


What are the side effects?

It is a well-tolerated therapy with almost no side effects, except for the common effects due to puncture. It is associated with no problems that require any kind of care.

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