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Trigger Point Therapy
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Let's get right to the point. You have some pain or you wouldn't be here. To keep this quick and to the point, I want you to do something while you are reading this page. If it works, you will understand the value of what we have to present. If not, you don't need to waste any further time here.

Let's focus on the pain area you have.

  1. First, move the body part around a little and get a clear memory of what restriction it has and the level of pain associated with that movement restriction.
  2. Go to the muscles near or just slightly closer to the center of the body than the pain is. (If the pain is in the wrist, go to the forearm. If the pain is headaches, go the the back of the neck).
  3. Apply firm pressure, enough to cause a tolerable level of pain but not enough to stop you from continuing. If you can do it with a hand, knuckle, fist, stick, laying on a tennis ball on the floor, pressing against a piece of furniture or a door frame or whatever, do it. Make sure the muscle you are working on is relaxed and not having to contract to hold it's position while you apply pressure.
  4. Once you have the pressure and pain initiated, simply hold (DO NOT try to rub or massage the area) steady the pressure and concentrate on the pain sensation. What you are looking for is a reduction in the intensity or type of pain within a 1 to 1 1/5 minute time limit. The pain will not disappear but it may become less intense, more dull instead of sharp, or more focused instead of spread out.
  5. As soon as you notice the pain begin to change, move the point of pressure about 1/4 to 1/2 inch and try to find another spot to do the same thing on.
  6. Try to find several in the same local area.
  7. After doing this for about 5 minutes, stop and move the body part again to see how it compares with the original memory of restriction and pain before you started.

While you are doing the above, try to read on or have someone read it to you.

Generally, 90% of the time, the pain will be reduced and there will be less restriction. Now you know for certain that there are trigger points associated with you condition. It will be vary valuable to you to continue researching this site to learn more about trigger points in general and your specific condition.

Most pain comes from muscles and often lingers long after the original injury is healed. Pain in muscle groups is part of almost every condition you can imaging and sometimes the primary condition itself that's why we are testing to see if this can help you.

Almost 98% of chronic pain conditions or recurring pain conditions, even with specific causes, come from the associated muscles. The reason for this is simple. Any muscle touching or associated with an injured or painful area will contract as a reflex to protect the area from further injury or prevent the injury (disease) from spreading to the rest of the body. These muscles are made up of millions and millions of individual muscle cells and each cell can grow tired, fail and subsequently go into a spasm to maintain it's vigil of protection. You must think of each muscle, not as one thing, but as a group of muscles cells working together. If one cell fails, the surrounding ones must take up the slack which leads to their stress and eventual failure. Once a cell fails, it goes into a forced full contraction, tighter than normal, called a spasm. This can spread to the entire muscle or be held to just a few thousand cells (the size of the head of a pin) called a micro muscle spasm or Trigger Point (TP). These don't feel the same as a full muscle cramp since there are far fewer cells involved, but it is essentially the same thing.

Once the spasm has set, even experts like Dr. Arthur Guyton, the leading expert on physiology or how the body works doesn't know why they will sometimes stay in that condition long after the original injury has healed. He and other do know, however, that once there they must be treated as their own condition to get them to stop.

Many physicians try to use pain relievers and muscle relaxants. The pain relievers help stop the pain signals from getting through but do nothing for the micro muscle spasms (Trigger points) themselves. The muscle relaxant work to generally reduce muscle tension but are not strong enough to stop an actual spasm. If you were given a pill strong enough to stop a spasm, by its very nature of taking it by mouth, it would have to affect the entire body and be strong enough to stop all involuntary contractions of muscles in the body. That's not a very good idea. You have one muscle that involuntarily contracts about 60 times a minute and it's not a good idea to stop the heart muscle. Some specialist use direct injections into suspected TPs. This works very well, but the problem is that they can't treat the whole body. In fact, they can only treat a very small part of the surface muscles due to potential damage to underlying structures. Only TP therapy, done daily over several weeks can make the difference between living on pain pills, living with the pain or becoming pain free.

Go ahead and test now for your results.

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