Trigger point acupuncture
Trigger point acupuncture is our speciality. It is a unique and highly effective form of acupuncture developed in North America and used as a treatment for pain conditions. It is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Janet Travell.
Trigger points are located in soft-tissue, primarily in bands of tightened muscle fibers. Trigger points often develop as a consequence of acute or repetitive strain, muscular-skeletal imbalance, injury or disease. They may cause localized pain, referred pain, and reduced range of motion and function.
Whenever we are treating pain conditions we thoroughly examine the physical structure and musculature to find areas of tightness, constriction and trigger points. These are all potential acupuncture “points” used to treat a pain condition. When trigger point acupuncture is done, patients may experience twitching contractions of the tight muscle as it is being treated. This twitching serves to bring the muscle out of its contracted state, so it can loosen and regain normal tone. This allows better range of motion, and function and reduces or alleviates the associated pain.
Trigger point acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of muscle and joint pains resulting from injuries, orthopedic conditions, repetive strains and stress. We use it to treat the pain conditions of:
amateur and professional athletes
work or recreational injuries
car or other accidents
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