If you’re suffering from physical pain, chances are you’ve already tried conventional medicines, painkillers, and even a few alternative therapies to find relief. If you’re still having trouble finding the best treatment for you, another option you might want to consider is neural therapy. Here’s a brief introduction to the treatment and where you can find neural therapy practitioners in Barcelona.
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What is Neural Therapy?
Neural therapy is a form of treating chronic pain that developed in Germany in the 1900s. It’s a form of alternative medicine based on the nervous system that involves injecting local anesthetics into certain parts of the body in order to treat pain.
The therapy originates from the theory that pain is caused by disturbances in the body’s electrophysiology. In the neural therapy community, these disturbances are known as “interference fields,” and they can be found anywhere in the body, even in areas not experiencing the chronic pain. One interference field, for example, could be a scar from a previous surgery that is now causing frequent migraines. Neural therapy practitioners take a close look at each patient’s medical history in order to determine where the interference fields might be in his or her body. The local anesthetic will then be injected in a diluted form into these regions, acting as a stabilizer to counteract the disturbance. Once the disturbance has been treated, pain relief is usually temporary, although it has been shown to last longer each time a patient returns for another treatment.
Neural therapy is considered to be a safe treatment for chronic pain that many patients find beneficial. However, there is no available scientific evidence at this time that supports the effectiveness of the therapy.
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Where to Find Neural Therapy in Barcelona
If you’re looking for a practitioner of neural therapy in Barcelona, there are a few clinics in the city to consider. Doctor Montserrat Noguera practices several alternative therapies, including neural, at Medicina Biológica in the city center. Clínica Arvila Magna is another option located on Avinguda Diagonal between the Eixample and Gràcia neighborhoods. In addition to neural therapy, they offer a wide range of other treatments including acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathy, and more. Finally, Centre de Salut Aulaga offers another option in the Eixample neighborhood just steps away from the Sagrada Familia.