Neural therapists have known for a long time that the wisdom tooth (or wisdom tooth space) is a common interference field, and one with potentially major repercussions on the body's health. It is common (approximately 50% of dental interference fields) and has wide‐ranging effects from the anterior pituitary gland to the heart, the small intestine, the sacroiliac joint and the foot. (See the Voll dental acupuncture chart on pages 166 and 167 of my book, or page 97 of Manual of neural therapy according to Huneke (2nd English edition) 2005.)
One of the more interesting connections of the wisdom tooth is to the inner ear. Unilateral tinnitus can be a very satisfying condition to treat, when a wisdom tooth interference field is found. A wisdom tooth interference field can also be connected to the balance organs and should be searched for in all cases of vertigo or Meniere's syndrome. The following case was particularly interesting because of the way it was precipitated.
A 61 year‐old man presented with intermittent vertigo of about 2 ½ years duration. He already had chronic tinnitus for many years, (presumably noise-induced) from his occupation as a well-driller. The spells of vertigo occurred roughly five days in seven, were preceded by a few minutes of malaise, and then came on suddenly,. This minutes-long prodrome allowed him to take precautions, such as pulling off the road when driving. On two occasions vomiting occurred. He had been prescribed betahistidine with minimal effect.
Apart from mild hypertension, he was relatively healthy, but he noticed that his vertigo had coincided with extraction of multiple upper teeth and prescription of a new upper denture. His wisdom teeth had been extracted long before, and the new plate covered the wisdom teeth locations. He found his denture uncomfortable and did not like wearing it.
On his first visit, an interference field could be detected at tooth space 1.8 (No 1 in the American system). The response could be reversed with the presence in the field of a Sanum remedy (Notakehl). This last finding indicated occult infection contributing to the interference field. The interference field was treated with the ultraviolet function of the Tenscam for about one minute. (See newsletter Vol. 4 No. 10.).
Six days later the patient reported only two attacks of vertigo, less than his previous pattern. The interference field had recurred and was treated again in the same way. Three days later he reported no vertigo and one week after that he reported only one "little" attack. He also declared that it was his "best week in years". Interestingly on this visit, an interference field could be detected in his right tonsil. It was treated and he has been free of vertigo ever since (a month later).
What I found interesting about this case was that the symptoms were precipitated by an uncomfortable denture. Speransky often referred to "irritation" of the nervous system as being the cause of most disease. He demonstrated that these irritations triggered dynamic processes, unpredictable in their outcome, but nevertheless following certain rules. Fifty years later, chaos theory provided us a better understanding of how these processes work.
In my patient's case the infection in tooth space 1.8 had been lying dormant for many years. It was only when the irritation of the denture was added to the picture, that the dynamic process took place, ending in attacks of vertigo.
Thankfully, in this case he was able to continue wearing his denture, as the dental space interference field was abolished by neural therapy. This is not always the case. For example, interference fields at the gastro‐oesophageal junction respond to neural therapy but will always recur if the conditions that precipitated it are not dealt with e.g. food sensitivity, hypochlorhydria, anxiety, etc.
For more case histories relating to wisdom teeth interference fields, I recommend Pablo Koval's fine book: Neural Therapy and Self-Organization.
One of the privileges of practising medicine is to share the joys and sorrows of our patients. Sharing sorrow is sobering; sharing joys can be profoundly satisfying.
Last month I wrote about chronic testicular pain and its relationship (in some cases) to the lower thoracic autonomic ganglia. Not long before, I had seen a young married man with recurring testicular pain, that responded nicely to a couple of Tenscam treatments directly to the testicle. He was profoundly grateful for the relief that he obtained. A couple of months after that he thanked me again, with a big smile on his face. His wife was pregnant!
They already had two daughters, eight and six years of age, but had been unable to conceive again. He had never mentioned a fertility problem to me, but knowing him personally, I had sometimes wondered. He was from a Mennonite farming background and large families were the norm. I have seen pregnancy result in women after neural therapy to the pelvic plexuses, but this was my first experience in treating male infertility (albeit unknowingly).
I have been using Scalar Energy Tenscam treatmentsfor 3 or 4 years with very good results. But from my experience Neural Therapy with procaine injections is faster and more effective than energetic treatments. Of course when we have to do a ciliary ganglion with retrobulbar injections or something like your cases with thoracic autonomic ganglia, or brain stem treatments or limbic area treatments, for sure I prefer Tenscam. We don't want very risky procedures.
About orchialgia and chronic inguinal or groin pain, I agree we need to keep in mind the spine and autonomic ganglia. Once I treated my brother with testicular pain with procaine injections in the testicular area and L2 spine level.
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us.
I always appreciate your newsletter!
In case you are interested in a new perineal injection technique, please find the abstract inhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26374644. This is the method we are teaching in the gyn courses among many others in July, 2016.
For more details, don't hesitate to contact me.
Dr Weinschenk is referring to the Introductory Neural Therapy courses (in English) to be offered at Heidelberg University next July. More information will be posted in coming newsletters.
Are the leaders in Neural therapy talking about neurogenic inflammation? John Lyftogt MD from NZ has discovered that 5% glucose settles painful inflamed nerves and thinks that it is related to the capsaicin sensitive nervous system. I can't explain it as well as he can ‐ see attached. The relevance to the thoracic sympathetic nerves is that there are dorsal rami of the spinal nerves that we often treat if painful and tender with the 5% glucose ‐ 1cc about 1cm deep, with good results within 5 mins. Not as quick as local anaesthetic of course , but very interesting all the same. Apparently the inflammation goes proximally as well as distally and so does the relief with 5% glucose. I know you use the Tenscam but I'm wondering if the injections would work as well if they weren't so deep?
So back to my original question ‐ I haven't kept up with new research from neural therapy except from you. Is there any discussion about all this?
Thanks for your letter and the attachment from John Lyftogt. I haven't heard any interest expressed among neural therapists in North America about John Lyftogt's method, but I know prolotherapists have. In fact he has given workshops on a number of occasions in Canada and the US to prolotherapy groups. And some of them are enthusiastic about what he teaches.
I have not taken his course, but I have been at conferences where his theory and methods have been presented. The big problem in terms of incorporating it into existing practice is that it seems to deal with problems where symptoms present, and not necessarily where the syndrome begins. This is attractive to prolotherapists who generally treat where the symptoms arise, or at least where the pain‐generating trigger points can be found.Osteopaths and neural therapists generally look beyond symptoms.
Since this is basically a clinical matter, I think the best way to evaluate this would be for patients who have "inflamed nerves" assessed by a skilled osteopath and/or neural therapist to see if a cause for the "inflamed nerves" can be found and (ideally) treated successfully. If the inflamed nerves do not respond to osteopathy and/or neural therapy, then successful treatment with Lyftogt's method would be impressive indeed.
What do you think?
Robert F. Kidd, MD, CM