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Trigger point therapy

Sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, injection, or other treatment is applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain. Trigger points were first discovered and mapped by Janet G. Travell (President Kennedy's physician) and David Simons. Trigger points have been photomicrographed and measured electrically.[47] and in 2007 a paper was presented showing images of Trigger Points using MRI.[48] These points relate to dysfunction in the myoneural junction, also called neuromuscular junction (NMJ), in muscle, and therefore this modality is different from reflexology, acupressure and pressure point massage.

Tui na

Main article: Tui na

Chinese modality that includes many different types of strokes, aimed to improve the flow of chi through the meridians.

 

Beneficial for the following conditions: 

Stress Insomnia PMT Stiffness Asthma
Anxiety  Headaches Pain Relief  Arthritis  Poor circulation
Exhaustion Migraine Back Pain Rheumatism Depression
Tension Menopause  Muscle Pain Fibromyalgia  

No two people will respond to the treatment in same way. Some will find that a single treatment can radically alter their perception of their own body while others will require a longer time to achieve the same result. It is advisable to repeat the treatment few times to achieve best benefits.

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