ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN RELIEF THROUGH TRIGGER POINT AND MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:
Trigger point acupuncture and myofascial release are specialized forms of acupuncture based on the work of Dr. Janet Travel, M.D. Trigger points are command points in muscles that can control the tightness of the muscle and cause referral pathways of pain along the dermatome. Acupuncture points often correlate to trigger points along the body. Trigger points can be identified as knots in the muscle and feel ropey and tense. When a trigger point is released through acupuncture the knotted muscle fibers relax and change direction. The muscle fibers move out of the shortened and whirled pattern and elongate and regain elasticity. This repair of the the muscle fibers helps to dramatically reduce pain. The increased elasticity and length of the muscle help to prevent further injury and improves athletic performance. Trigger point acupuncture is excellent to help resolve muscular skeletal pain. Trigger point acupuncture is helpful to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries for athletes and weekend warriors.