Thoughts on Speransky

Volume: 7
Issue: 1
January 15, 2012
Thoughts on Speransky

Dear Colleagues:

In the last two newsletters, I described two cases of autoimmune disease that have responded to a new form of energetic neural therapy – a pulsed laser energy designed to treat certain bacterial infections.In both cases clear-cut remissions of autoimmune disease were achieved by targeting foci of bacterial infection – present or past.

The idea that infections can trigger autoimmune disease and (more specifically) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an old one.  Researchers have for over 100 years tried to link various bacteria, fungi and yeast with RA. In the early part of the 20th century Weston Price (and colleagues) performed animal experiments demonstrating the causal relationship between dental infection and autoimmune diseases. This theory (focal infection theory) fell out of fashion, but in more recent years, minocycline and anti-malarials have been reported to be effective in treating RA.I have had a few cases of early or relatively mild RA that were cured by neural therapy of infected teeth and/or dental extraction combined with careful curettage.

 However the two recent cases that I reported have been different.Both were quite severe. Both had been triggered by traumas about a month before the onset of symptoms– the first (psoriasis) by a dental infection and surgery, the second (RA) by a vaccination. The response to treatment, though not “lightning reactions”, were rapid and profound.

So how does an interference field produce a systemic disease?  To understand this, we need to return to the experimental work of Speransky, described in his monumental book “A Basis for the Theory of Medicine” in 1935.  (This book has long been out of print, but a few used copies are still available on the internet -at $500 US and up!) 

Speransky’s thesis was that the nervous system controls the evolution of systemic disease.  Perhaps his most intriguing experiment was to inject a sub-lethal dose of tetanus toxin into a hind leg of a dog.  The dog developed local signs of tetanus, but recovered normal health and complete function after a few weeks.  Then many months later, the nervous system of the dog was irritated in a variety of ways:  by section of a major nerve or tooth with application of a toxic chemical, or implantation of a small glass ball into the brain.  The result was tetanus, beginning in the hind leg and progressing to involve the whole animal and ending in death!  Similar results were obtained using other pathogens, including rabies.

The implication of this experiment is that knowledge of the disease (in modern computer language “the program”) is stored in the nervous system and can be recalled by a sufficient irritation anywhere in the body. It is not necessary for the pathogen that provoked the initial reaction to be present!

In neural therapy we commonly see “programs” of pain, visceral disturbances, etc. associated with interference fields.  Compared to the clinical manifestations of systemic infections or autoimmune diseases, these programs are simple.  The idea that interference fields can harbor the information that plays out as a systemic disease is much more complex, but based on Speransky’s work, is possible.  Similar phenomena occur in homeopathy and are of the same order of magnitude.

What is interesting about the response to treatment in these two cases is that the treatment targeted very specific bacterial agents (or their energetic information) that are suspected to trigger autoimmune diseases.  Moreover, the response was much stronger than that obtained by non-specific neural therapy, even when combined with a homeopathic.

These two reports are preliminary and their eventual outcomes remain to be seen.

Speransky warned that disease processes once established have a life of their own.  However the point at which the process “escapes” is different in every case and is impossible to know in advance.  Interference fields should therefore be searched for in all cases and an attempt made to treat them when found.

Speranksy was very aware of the potential of procaine to influence “dystrophic processes”, (as he called the neurogenic pathophysiology that he described).  He used procaine in research and also therapeutically.  His treatment of acute pneumonia was identical to that which neural therapists call “segmental therapy”.  However (at least from what I can glean from his book), he never stumbled across the phenomenon of the interference field. 

It would be interesting to repeat the classical Speransky experiment described above, to look for an interference field at the point of the initial injury and to treat the interference field with procaine alone, or with procaine and an appropriate homeopathic, or with an energetic device such as the Lasercam. 

The experiments desribed by Speranksy raise as many questions as they answer.   His work (even though 75 years old!) is still a challenge to the medical profession to rethink its theory of medicine.  Perhaps by blending our knowledge derived from Speransky’s experiments with classical homeopathy and a modern understanding of energetics, we will be in a better position of make sense of the many diseases of modern medicine still lacking explanations.

Dosch’s Manual of Neural Therapy has a summary of Speransky’s work as it applies to neural therapy.  A short biography and some observations about his work can also be found in Poldovsky’s book, “Red miracle – The story of Soviet medicine”.

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