Ralf Oettmeier, Uwe Reuter.
The highly-dosed infusion with Procaine-HCl with sodium-bicarbonate as additive was firstly published twenty years ago. The method advanced to a routine in many centers for pain treatment, rehabilitation and natural medicine. The aim of the procedure is the systemic use of the various pharmacological features of Procaine, especially to inhibit pain and inflammation, for vasodilatation, anti-oxidation and to harmonize the vegetative nervous system. On one hand shall the addition of sodium-bicarbonate balance the common latent pH-decrease in the periphery. On the other hand also the degradation products of Procaine (DAE and PABA) have a systemic effect. For the safety of the patients and to improve the success rate of the method it was shown that the classic
Procaine-Base-infusion should be only realized on the base of a prior acid-base-diagnostic.