Scars can interfere with healing and neural therapy can help to remove this ‘obstacle to cure’.
Your natural capacity to heal
Your body has a natural ability to heal itself, yet it does not always heal properly. I’m always curious to discover the obstacles that may be preventing healing, and then choose the best intervention to remove the ‘obstacle to cure’.
Scars are one example of a potential ‘obstacle to cure’. And neural therapy is a treatment that helps to remove interference fields that can be caused by scars.
Identifying a problem scar
- scars are easily identified through a patient history and visual inspection
- a scar is formed as part of the body’s natural healing process, in response to the skin being cut or damaged
- damaged skin is knit together with protein and collagen to fill in any gaps caused by injury
- after an injury, a scar resolves the breach in the skin to protect the inside from the outside world, which is essential to prevent infection and further damage
However, scars can be a cause of local tissue irritation and dysfunction, creating what in neural therapy is called an interference field.
But what is an interference field?
An interference field refers to an area of local tissue irritation with the potential to cause destabilization of the autonomic nervous system.
Interference fields generally arise in locations where there has been an injury.
What types of injuries may lead to interference fields?
- surgical scar – the type of injury for which neural therapy is best known for helping
- sharp or blunt trauma
- local infection or inflammation
- mechanical strain or injury
- needle injection sites may also leave invisible scars, which may be suspected based on history (ie. symptoms beginning after an injection procedure)
A scar with an active interference may appear thicker and redder, and the temperature may be higher than the surrounding skin.
The scar may have tenderness and may be itchy.
A person may experience a vague feeling of weakness in the arm or leg affected, and range of motion may be affected.
A scar with an active interference field may cause symptoms locally or in other areas of the body.
Factors that can increase the likelihood of an interference field are:
a history of wound infection
traumatic emotional events surrounding related to the injury
nutritional deficiency at the time of injury
Scar history and inspection are an important part of the clinical exam.
If an interference field is suspected then neural therapy is my treatment of choice to clear an interference field and bring the autonomic nervous system back to balanced self-regulation and healing.
Please consider the role that a scar may be having on health, illness, pain and dysfunction so that a scar does not become the ‘obstacle to cure’.