Neural therapy involves injecting anesthetics into the body in order to cure illness and eliminate pain. Neural therapy is only practiced at a few clinics in the United States, though it is widely used in Europe and South America. Almost all articles written about neural therapy have been published in Germany, where this kind of therapy is very popular and the majority of the literature is focused on its use in pain relief. A clinical trial
done in Scotland seems to suggest that neural therapy could be used to treat people with multiple sclerosis. However, it was an uncontrolled study and no reliable conclusions could be drawn from that trial alone. Many proponents claim to have seen positive results from neural therapy, though no clinical studies on neural therapy have taken place in the United States.
Practitioners of neural therapy generally begin by asking the patient questions related to current problems and any past illnesses or injuries. They determine the likely cause of the energy flow disturbances present in the body and inject anesthetics at various points. These injections are intended to eliminate interferences in the body and restore the body's natural energy flow. Injections are often given into nerves, glands, and acupuncture
points. They may also be given into scars and sensitive knots of tight muscle that may cause pain. Treatment may involve a course of injections that are administered over several weeks. Some practitioners use electrical device such as currents and lasers instead of injecting anesthetics. The patient is generally asked to keep a journal documenting changes in the body for a few days after the injections are done. This may be used to guide the patient's future course of treatment.
Neural Therapy and Cancer
Neural therapy research has mostly been done in Germany, where neural therapy is used widely. Neural therapy is often promoted to relieve chronic pain. There are conflicting beliefs about neural therapy's effectiveness in easing pain related to cancer. Proponents of neural therapy for other uses suggest that people who are suffering from cancer not undergo neural therapy. They claim that it is not likely to help the patient and could cause the cancer to spread. They also assert that neural therapy is unhelpful in treating nutritional deficiencies, genetic diseases, and most mental health disorders. Available scientific evidence tends not to support the claim that neural therapy is an effective treatment for cancer. Advocates of alternative methods
like neural therapy note its ability to ease pain for certain diseases such as multiple sclerosis however do not suggest someone undergo neural therapy if they have cancer such as mesothelioma . There has been little to no studies in the United States as of yet, so statistics and views of neural therapy are subject to change, however right now it is thought that neural therapy is not an effective treatment of mesothelioma.
Reference: American Cancer Society