Form of energy medicine based on the theory that pain and illness are the result of disruptions in biological energy, “short circuits” within the body’s electrical network and the autonomic nervous system in particular. The Hunekes, two medical doctors who developed Neural Therapy in 1930, injected local anesthetics into areas of “energy” disturbance (“interference fields”) and could relieve pain, immobility, and dysfunction. Acupoints, scars, glands, trigger points, ligaments, and old fractures or past infection are some of the sites injected with procaine, lidocaine, and/or homeopathic remedies. Purportedly, Neural Therapy energizes “short-circuited” cells, freeing up the body’s flow of energy and normalizing cellular function. It has been used to treat hundreds of health problems.