Trigger Point Therapy

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Whether you have Trigger Point pain from trauma, inflammation, infection, degenerative tissue or neoplasm, Trigger Point Therapy can sedate Trigger Points and break the pain pattern.

Trigger Point Therapy was developed in the 1940’s by Janet G. Travel, M.D., the White House Physician for President J.F. Kennedy and L.B. Johnson. Myofascia was first historically used by Janet G. Travell, MD in 1942. A biographical from her daughter in her work “Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy”, she was one of three medical researchers working separately and independently but simultaneously on three different continents,  Janet G. Travel in the U.S., Gutstein-Good in Germany and Michael Kelly in Australia.

Their research all indicated Trigger Points or localized pain nodules or taut bands of fiber within the muscles that refer distant pain patterns.  The traumatized points in various locations of the body create a small irritation to the nervous system. That irritation travels through out that system, referring a pain pattern often associated with stiffening, sometimes at a distant location. Once located, their remedy was the use of injection or massage. Holding those trigger points can sedate the trigger point and break the pain pattern.

The causes of the Trigger Points can be trauma, inflammation, infection, degeneration or neoplasm. Initial Stimulation of the Point elicits a twitch. Bonnie Pruden developed Myotherapy in 1976 which works off of the same premises and incorporates movement as well.

Jerome and Corinne studied Trigger Point Therapy from a Chiropractor, Dr. John H. Kasler in the early 1980s.  This is a great treatment for pain.


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