Articles by Dr. Arnold

Articles by Dr. Arnold

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Articles by Dr. Fred Arnold



When it comes to painful areas of the body such as the shoulder, low back, hip, or knee most doctors would not consider to examine the mouth as a source of musculoskeletal pain somewhere in the body. When all other treatment methods have been unsuccessful or incomplete when it comes to painful joints in our bodies, our teeth should be considered as a source of our pain.

Neural Therapy
In Germany, 50% of all doctors are aware and practice Neural Therapy; however, in this country most doctors have not even heard of neural therapy. Basically, neural therapy treats a localized area of the body that sends out false electric signals via the autonomic nervous system and gives rise to a disorder in the body called an interference field. Probably the most common interference field treated is a scar; however, other examples of interference fields are often found in unlikely places, like “bad teeth” (devitalized, displaced or abscessed teeth) and root canal teeth.

Tooth Chart
Dr. Thomas Rau, MD is the medical director of the world renown medical clinic in Switzerland and he has produced a dental tooth chart that shows the energetic relationships between the teeth and the body. One example of this relationship between a tooth and the body would be the lower right wisdom tooth, tooth #32. This tooth has an energetic relationship to the shoulder, elbow, outer part of the hand, bottom of the foot toes and sacro-iliac joint. Other energetic relationships of this tooth include the intestines, heart, ear and eye.

Case History
I recently had a patient referred to me by another doctor who was experiencing chronic jaw pain and headaches. She had experienced these problems for roughly 4 years. When I inquired about her medical history, including her dental history, she reported a root canal was performed, approximately 4 ½ years ago, close to the time her symptoms started. I explained to her the practice of Neural Therapy and asked if I could inject a small amount of an anesthetic called procaine around her root canal tooth. She agreed and has happened many times before, the patient looked at me strange as I asked her to sit up and I asked her how she was feeling. She started to cry and told me that 80% of her pain had been reduced with the injections. She again told me how she had lived with this pain for these last 4 years and no other doctor had been able to find out why she had these problems.

What she experienced is referred to as a “lighting reaction” in Neural Therapy, where someone experiences an immediate improvement in their painful joint or health condition. Although, not everyone experiences such an immediate relief of their symptoms, the response can be immediate if there is an energetic relationship with a “bad tooth”. When this energetic connection is found the patient should be referred to a Biological dentist for further evaluation and treatment. Although, most patients do not like to hear that their “bad tooth, may have to be removed, it has to be treated correctly if their problem is to be resolved.

Biological Dentist
According to Dr. Michael Margolis, DDS, a biological dentist in Mesa, AZ, “ a patients symptoms can start immediately or years after a tooth has had a root canal, a mercury filling, multiple metal based crowns, or poorly performed standard of care" extractions”.

An evaluation of the mouth for “bad teeth” should be a consideration in chronic painful joint conditions and any long-term illnesses, particularly when surgery has been recommended. Neural therapy may be a tool to identify bad teeth that may have an energetic relationship to painful body areas and the next step is to see a biological dentist. A true correction of the painful area will not be possible if “bad teeth” are related to the painful area.


  • Dosch, Mathias P, M.D., Atlas of Neural Therapy, Thieme, New York, N.Y.. 2003
  • Dosch, Peter MD, Manual of Neural Therapy, According to Huneke, Haug Publishers, 1984
  • Dr. Thomas Rau, Empirical Relationships Between Odontomas and Organs/Diseases, Paracelus Clinic, Lustmuhule, Switzerland

With over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Fred G. Arnold, N.M.D specializes in Pain Rehabilitation services. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy Health Care Providers, member of American Academy of Pain Management and he is one of the few physicians in the nation with both a naturopathic medical degree and chiropractic degree. He has personally experienced the devastating effects of a bad tooth such as a root canal. 602-292-2978.