Trigger Point Acupuncture
At Meridian Health Clinic in Santa Monica, we use Trigger Point Acupuncture (TPA) and Trigger Point Dry Needling to give patients fast results and effective treatments for muscular pain. Trigger Point Acupuncture is a modern approach to acupuncture that incorporates a Western physical medicine model as described by Janet Travell, MD.
TPA treatments begin with a complete structural evaluation followed by local trigger point assessment. This evaluation involves palpation of various muscle structures for myofascial tension and trigger points. These areas of tension are felt as muscle “knots”, generalized tension and/or tender points. After areas of muscle tension are identified accurately they can then be released with local Trigger Point Acupuncture treatment.
Trigger Point Acupuncture is very effective for treating the complex and long-standing disorders that often have no solution in modern medicine.
Suitable conditions for TPA treatment include:
muscular pain, muscular tension, muscular spasm, muscle knots, deep myofacial pain, radiating pain, chronic headaches, chronic pain syndrome. Additionally, TPA has also proven an effective aid in the psychological treatment of post-traumatic disorders.
TPA originates from Western physical anatomy, as described by Janet Travell, M.D. in her various texts on the topic. In developing her trigger point approach, Dr. Travell looked to find myofascial constrictions at the root of each patient’s pain and dysfunction.
At Meridian Health Clinic in Santa Monica, we use Trigger Point Acupuncture (TPA) to give our patients fast results and directed local treatments.
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