Healing through Trigger Point Therapy

Healing through Trigger Point Therapy Author Devin J. Starlanyl
ISBN-10 9781583946251
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 416
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This book is about empowerment for chronic pain patients and care providers alike. Every chronic pain condition has a treatable myofascial trigger point component, including fibromyalgia. Many of the localized symptoms now considered as fibromyalgia are actually due to trigger points. The central sensitization of fibromyalgia amplifies symptoms that trigger points cause, and this book teaches care providers and patients how to identify and treat those causes. Chronic myofascial pain due to trigger points can be body-wide, and can cause or maintain fibromyalgia central sensitization. Trigger points can cause and/or maintain or contribute to many types of pain and dysfunction, including numbness and tingling, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunctions and disorientation, impotence, incontinence, loss of voice, pelvic pain, muscle weakness, menstrual pain, TMJ dysfunction, shortness of breath, and many symptoms attributed to old age or "atypical" or psychological sources. Trigger point therapy has been around for decades, but only recently have trigger points been imaged at the Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health. Their ubiquity and importance is only now being recognized. Devin Starlanyl is a medically trained chronic myofascial pain and fibromyalgia researcher and educator, as well as a patient with both of these conditions. She has provided chronic pain education and support to thousands of patients and care providers around the world for decades. John Sharkey is a physiologist with more than twenty-seven years of anatomy experience, and the director of a myofascial pain facility. Together they have written a comprehensive reference to trigger point treatment to help patients with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and many other conditions. This guide will be useful for all types of doctors, nurses, therapists, bodyworkers, and lay people, facilitating communication between care providers and patients and empowering patients who now struggle with all kinds of misunderstood and unexplained symptoms. Part 1 explains what trigger points are and how they generate symptoms, refer pain and other symptoms to other parts of the body, and create a downward spiral of dysfunction. The authors look at the interconnection between fibromyalgia and myofascial trigger points and their possible causes and symptoms; identify stressors that perpetuate trigger points such as poor posture, poor breathing habits, nutritional inadequacies, lack of sleep, and environmental and psychological factors; and provide a list of over one hundred pain symptoms and their most common corresponding trigger point sources. Part 2 describes the sites of trigger points and their referral patterns within each region of the body, and provides pain relief solutions for fibromyalgia and trigger point patients and others with debilitating symptoms. Pain treatment plans include both self-help remedies for the patient—stretching or postural exercises, self-massage techniques and prevention strategies—as well as diagnostic and treatment hints for care providers. Part 3 offers guidance for both patients and care providers in history taking, examination, and palpation skills, as well as treatment options. It offers a vision for the future that includes early assessment, adequate medical training, prevention of fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, changes to chronic pain management and possible solutions to the health care crisis, and a healthier version of our middle age and golden years, asserting that patients have a vital role to play in the management of their own health. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook Author Clair Davies
ISBN-10 9781608824960
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 376
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Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.



Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain Author Donna Finando
ISBN-10 9781620550687
Release 2005-08-22
Pages 256
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A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain • Contains detailed illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations • 15,000 copies sold in first hardcover edition Myofascial pain syndromes are among the fastest growing problems that physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists encounter in their patients. In Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain Donna and Steven Finando have organized vast amounts of information on treating myofascial pain into an accessible "user's manual" for healthcare practitioners. They examine a wide range of pain patterns and present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide to treatment of muscle pain begins with chapters on the concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, specific trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on each muscle to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately individual points of pain and compensation. A visual index allows easy identification of the muscles that may be involved. Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain provides necessary and invaluable information for sufferers and any professional involved with myofascial disorders.



Healing with Pressure Point Therapy

Healing with Pressure Point Therapy Author Jack Forem
ISBN-10 110112802X
Release 1999-04-01
Pages 400
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This comprehensive guide shows readers how to treat common health problems using a variety of pressure point therapies: acupressure, shiatsu, reflexology, acu-yoga, and trigger-point therapy. For each condition, readers can experiment to discover which of these methods work best for them. Forem offers therapies for more than 65 complaints from acne, arthritis, and weight control to eyestrain, headaches, and impotence.More than 50 clear illustrations show readers exactly what they need to do. A section of master drawings show the complete array of points and meridians -- the same ones used in acupuncture. Then each section offers simpler drawings illustrating only the specific points needed for the condition being discussed. Concise instructions on pressure techniques accompany the illustrations.



Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches Migraines

Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches   Migraines Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 9781572245259
Release 2008
Pages 165
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I have such a bad headache! For many of us, this is an oft repeated cry of anguish. Statistics about headaches and migraines are downright astonishing: One in six people have frequent headaches, and of those, one in ten suffers from migraines. You are not alone. Headaches and migraines result in more than 10 million doctor visits each year. If you struggle frequently with headache pain, this book offers a welcome solution. Trigger point therapy is an effective self-care approach you can use to get relief from headache pain. Trigger points form in a portion of the muscle cell where blood flow is reduced and metabolic wastes are not being exchanged for oxygen and nutrients. When enough trigger points are located together, they can form palpable knots in the tissue. Trigger points can cause pain, either in the area of the trigger point, or by referral to other areas of the body. Trigger points can be treated by applying pressure to affected areas, often providing instant relief. This book explains trigger point physiology and then offers a complete program for self-care that includes detailed illustrations of all pressure and stretching techniques. In addition, it provides an in-depth look at the factors that cause and perpetuate trigger points, such as body mechanics, injuries, diet and nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and emotional factors, and provides solutions to address each perpetuating factor.



Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain Author Sharon Sauer
ISBN-10 9781572245631
Release 2010
Pages 265
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A protege of trigger-point-therapy founders Janet Travell and David Simons presents the first in her series of comprehensive manuals, designed to provide relief from muscle pain using both trigger-point massage and other never-before-published techniques developed by Travell and Simons. Original.



There IS a Way Out of Fibromyalgia

There IS a Way Out of Fibromyalgia Author Andrea Rose
ISBN-10 9781452514406
Release 2014-05-16
Pages 84
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“Personal Basics by Andrea Rose has been a blessing for those of us on the guaifenesin protocol. Andrea has created a line of high quality salicylate free products that not only take the guesswork out of shopping but also make it enjoyable! Kudos to Andrea for not only working her own program and regaining good health with guaifenesin but paying it forward and helping thousands get started on the protocol. I tell all of my new patients about the products by Andrea Rose. Many thanks!” —Melissa Congdon, MD “I’ll never forget the many FM patients that we have seen over the years that have had their lives turned around through the focused use of guaifenesin. As a physician who treats fibromyalgia patients with guaifenesin, I have found Andrea Rose’s salicylate-free cosmetics to be invaluable. Not only do these products work very well, they also save patients time and money.” —George Juetersonke, D.O. “It is frightening to try to get cosmetics that do not block guai since so many products aren’t well marked. Thank you for giving us a safe alternative.” —Devin Starlynyl; Author of Healing Through Trigger Point Therapy: A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofacial Pain and Dysfunction



Reflexology for Beginners

Reflexology for Beginners Author David Vennells
ISBN-10 0738700983
Release 2001
Pages 238
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You can treat specific ailments and promote overall wellness with reflexology. This natural, time-proven healing practice is as simple as gently massaging specific areas of the foot to balance, cleanse, and renew your energy. This friendly introductory guide includes practical advice, case histories, and illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Reflexology for Beginnersmakes it easy for anyone to immediately begin to enjoy the mental, emotional, and spiritual healing aspects of reflexology: Increased energy and heightened awareness A sense of inner peace Deeper intuitive wisdom Increased ability to deal positively with stressful situations A general feeling of being more whole, healthy, and happy



Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 1608821277
Release 2012
Pages 203
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"Repetitive strain injuries to the arm, wrist, and hand areas affect approximately 27 million people each year. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, Dupeytren's contracture, and other conditions can be caused by reduced blood flow to certain portions ofarm muscles that results in knots in the tissue. These trigger points can cause pain at the site of the reduced blood flow or refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury is a complete manual to finding and treating these trigger points at home for reduced pain and increased wrist, arm, and hand mobility. By simply applying pressure and regularly practicing simple stretches and exercises, readers can eliminate trigger points and greatly reduce their repetitivestrain injury symptoms"--



Trigger Point Therapy for Foot Ankle Knee and Leg Pain

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot  Ankle  Knee  and Leg Pain Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 9781608822393
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 192
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If you have pain, it's important to understand where it's coming from-but finding the source of your pain is more complex than it seems. Trigger points, contracted portions of muscle cells, can refer pain to other areas of your body, so the trigger points that cause your pain may not be located in the area where you feel the symptoms. Unless your health care provider has been trained in trigger point diagnosis and treatment, you may not get more than temporary relief. That's why it's essential to take charge of your own treatment for effective and lasting pain relief. Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain helps you understand how trigger points form and where to search for them. You'll learn to apply pressure on trigger points and stretch these critical areas for effective and often instant relief. You'll also find out how to prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies. Once you get started, you'll be on your way to eliminating your pain so that you can focus on enjoying life.



Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller

Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller Author Karl Knopf
ISBN-10 9781612433905
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 144
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Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller book for free.



The Touch Remedy

The Touch Remedy Author Michelle Ebbin
ISBN-10 9780062392466
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 256
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An empowering guide that unites the ancient healing power of touch therapy—from acupressure to reflexology—with modern science to help relieve the number one cause of disease today: stress—and to soothe anxiety, boost immunity, and alleviate pain. Human beings are wired for touch. Touch is critical to our physical and mental health. And for centuries, cultures around the globe have employed touch as a powerful force for healing. And yet America is an increasingly touch-deprived, high-stress culture, and we are paying for it with our wellbeing. Now, in The Touch Remedy, leading touch therapy expert Michelle Ebbin, who appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show and has been featured on The Doctors, The View, and Live with Kelly & Michael, demonstrates how the ancient wisdom of touch can truly change your life. A fresh, contemporary approach to natural health, which draws on a unique combination of ancient wisdom and cutting edge research, The Touch Remedy is a collection of proven touch therapy solutions to calm and heal every member of the family, from babies to grandparents to pets. Demystifying time-tested touch therapy techniques such as Acupressure, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, among others, Ebbin shares her invaluable insight and provides clear, step-by-step remedies, accompanied by beautiful full-color photos, to relieve a range of physical and emotional stressors, from back pain and headache to anxiety. Her solutions are quick, taking only two-to-three minutes each, and easy, requiring only three steps, and most of the remedies can be done anytime, anywhere, even on the go. In addition, Ebbin shows how touch therapy offers powerful strategies to improve intimacy in relationships, bond with your children, and improve communication through touch. With The Touch Remedy, we can quite literally take our health into our own hands—and nurture the bodies, minds, and spirit of our loved ones and ourselves.



Informed Touch

Informed Touch Author Donna Finando
ISBN-10 0892817402
Release 1999-10-28
Pages 224
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A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain. • Detailed color illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations. • First accessible reference manual for acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists. In this easy-to-use guide to the treatment of muscle pain, medical educators Steven and Donna Finando present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body. A "user's manual" for health care practitioners, Informed Touch examines a wide range of pain patterns and their treatment. Introductory chapters include discussion of the oriental medicine concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, information on trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Detailed information on each muscle, including pain-pattern and trigger-point illustrations and specific palpation instructions, allows clinicians to locate specific areas quickly and accurately. A visual index, showing reduced versions of the pain-pattern illustrations, makes it easy for clinicians to identify the muscles that may be involved in a patient's complaint. Informed Touch answers the reference needs of the growing community of physical and occupational therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and massage therapists.



Healing Massage An A Z Guide for More Than Forty Medical Conditions

Healing Massage   An A Z Guide for More Than Forty Medical Conditions Author Maureen Abson
ISBN-10 9781623170592
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 264
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Part I. Massage techniques. Introduction; Hand massage; Foot massage; Head massage; Back massage -- Part II. An A-Z of medical conditions. Ankylosing spondylitis; Anxiety disorders; Asthma; Cancer; Cerebral palsy; Cervical and thoracic spondylosis; Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalopathy; Constipation; Cr& Down syndrome; Dupuytren's contracture; Eating disorders; Emotional issues and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Fibromyalgia; Foot drop; Frozen shoulder; Gynecological issues; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Lumbar spondylosis; Menopause; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscular Dystrophy; Parkinson's disease; Peripheral neuropathy; Plantar fasciitis; Pregnancy; Raynaud's syndrome; Repetitive strain injuries; Restless legs syndrome; Rotator cuff injury; Scar tissue; Sciatica; Scoliosis; Shin splint syndrome; Sinusitis; Temporomandibular joint disorders; Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis; Tennis elbow; Tension headaches; Trigeminal neuralgia; Whiplash; Winged scapula; Wrist-drop.



Frozen Shoulder Workbook

Frozen Shoulder Workbook Author Clair Davies
ISBN-10 9781572244474
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 285
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Author Clair Davies' own case of frozen shoulder led him to undertake an extensive study of trigger points and referred pain that eventually resulted in his runaway best-seller, "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook". Now, this renowned bodywork expert and educator revisits the subject of frozen shoulder, offering the most detailed and comprehensive manual yet available about this painful and debilitating condition, a useful resource for self-care and for bodywork practitioners looking to expand their treatment repertoire. Frozen shoulder, the syndrome name for several joint and tendon-related symptoms, is experienced as a loss of motion and pain in the shoulder and upper arm. It is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty and individuals with type-two diabetes. Traditional medical treatments for the condition, which rely on painkillers, steroid injections and physical therapy, often do little to moderate symptoms or speed recovery. Trigger point therapy, a gentle massage technique that targets localised areas of tenderness in soft tissue, has been used very successfully to relieve pain, restore range of motion and shorten recovery times.



Fibromyalgia Chronic Myofascial Pain

Fibromyalgia   Chronic Myofascial Pain Author Devin Starlanyl
ISBN-10 1572242388
Release 2001
Pages 398
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An authoritative and valuable resource for those suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain features tips and self-help techniques, provides the most recent information on various treatments, discusses surgical options and medications, and much more. Original. 50,000 first printing.



The Concise Book of Trigger Points Third Edition

The Concise Book of Trigger Points  Third Edition Author Simeon Niel-Asher
ISBN-10 9781583948491
Release 2014-09
Pages 240
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This compact guide explains how to treat chronic pain through trigger point-- tender, painful nodules that form in muscle fibers and connective tissues. The trigger points relating to the main skeletal muscles are central to massage, bodywork, and physical therapy. The first six chapters provide a sound background to the physiology of trigger points, and the general methods of treatment. The rest is organized by muscle group, with the information about each muscle presented in a uniform accessible style.