Last month I promised to continue my report (Vol.12, No.6) on the First International Neural Therapy conference in North America (held in Ottawa, Canada on May 11-13th). The first morning's lectures set a high standard that was maintained throughout the rest of the conference.
The first afternoon's lecture was by our one non-physician, non-dentist guest: Jim Oschman PhD. Dr Oschman is a scientist whose lecture began with the statement that "inflammation is an energetic condition". With inflammation comes an excess of positively charged free radicals that can only be neutralized by electrons ("the ultimate anti-oxidant"). Walled‐off inflammation cannot be penetrated by conventional medicine but is susceptible to energy. A great un-tapped reservoir is the earth beneath us. Walking barefoot reduces inflammation in the body. In addition, Dr Oschman posited that procaine's anti-inflammatory properties may be related to its facilitation of electron flow through inflammatory barriers.
Dr Kyu Chung presented elegant techniques of detecting interference fields and prioritizing them, using methods from applied kinesiology and auricular medicine.
Dr Michael Gurevich challenged the old idea that neural therapy should be avoided in psychiatric patients. He presented a number of cases in which psychiatric patients with life‐long disabilities were dramatically cured by releasing unresolved emotions bound in scars and other interference fields.
Among Dr. Nicolas Stamer's special interests is the connection between interference fields and mechanics, particularly of the head and neck. He demonstrated that interference fields of the "gut of the head" (sinuses, tonsils, teeth, etc.) can be detected by careful examination of neck musculature. He also presented research on the specific cytokines emanating from dental infections, root canals and cavitations.
Dr Armin Reimer drew attention to the importance of the ganglia in autonomic nervous system physiology and the importance of their treatment in effective neural therapy.
Dr Eduardo Beltran's lecture on "Biological Communication Systems" demonstrated that the central nervous system is only one of many ways in which the body communicates with itself. Beyond the long‐recognized systems such as circulation of blood and lymph, lie energetic communications through semi‐conductor tissues, the microtubule system, quantum communications, the acupuncture channels, etc. Neural therapy's action is probably to open "biological communication switches".
Dr Richard Nahas presented a synthesis of ideas to illustrate his novel theory of vibrational medicine, linking collagen to the autonomic nervous system and to the acupuncture meridians of Chinese medicine. He challenged the audience with the suggestion that neural therapy is in fact one of the purest applications of a new paradigm of medicine, based not on treating diagnoses but on removing obstacles to healing.
Dr. Carlos Chiriboga, an orthopaedic surgeon, demonstrated in a dramatic way how combining autologous stem cells with neural therapywas able to restore not only joint structure but also joint function in a severely damaged ankle.
Dr Gerasimos Papathanasiou updated us on the increasing body of knowledge linking the nervous, immune and endocrine systems. In his view, the interference field is a silent focus of inflammation with its own "inflammatory profile" - different from patient to patient and probably different in the same patient over the course of time. The signaling from interference fields in multiple ways shifts the organism into a chronic imbalance of its regulatory systems.
Dr. David Vinhes' charming talk reminded us of the importance of the art of medicine in diagnosing interference fields. In a beautiful series of slides, slight changes of skin colour or even skin blemishes were shown to point to otherwise hidden interference fields.
Dr Phil Mollica is known as one of the foremost exponents and teachers of the use of ozone in dentistry. His lecture demonstrated how he incorporates neural therapy into the most difficult and complex surgical problems, including chronic infections, trauma and cancer.
The conference concluded with an informal gathering of those interested in forming a North American association of neural therapy. We (the conference organizers) were delighted to see the enthusiasm and the number of highly qualified participants who stepped forward to volunteer their services.
Robert F. Kidd, MD, CM