What is a Trigger Point?
Trigger points, a type of muscle stiffness, are the result of tiny contraction knots that develop in muscle and tissue when an area of the body is injured or overworked. Trigger points are something traditional doctors ignore, but they could be the one thing that has been overlooked in your case for years, if not decades.
A hallmark of trigger points is something called "referred" pain. This means that trigger points typically send their pain to some other place in the body, which is why conventional treatments for pain so often fail. Many health care practitioners wrongly assume that the problem is located where the pain is and therefore fail to assess the body correctly to find the cause of your pain.
I'm going to give you some valuable technical information about trigger points that I hope will encourage you to consider the possibility that trigger points may be a missing link for you, or your patient’s, quest for relief.
LINK TO FULL ARTICLE ON TRIGGER POINTS AND USE OF ACUPUNCTURE.