Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self Help

Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self Help Author Valerie DeLaune
ISBN-10 1583944001
Release 2011
Pages 336
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Trigger pointsandmdash;tender, painful knots that develop in muscles and tissuesandmdash;are a common cause of chronic pain. With more than a quarter of all Americans suffering from various types of daily chronic pain, itandrsquo;s estimated that these hyper-irritated hardened masses are the primary cause of pain 75 percent of the time. and Sustained self-treatment is by far the most effective trigger point therapy. Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help helps you understand and then treat your condition, leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. With full-color photos and illustrations throughout, it explains the physiology of trigger points and teaches you how to: and andbull; Locate your trigger points and understand andldquo;referred painandrdquo;andbull; Prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies andbull; Treat trigger points by applying pressure and doing simple stretchesandbull; Understand common pain conditions for each area of the body and Written for anyone wishing to successfully treat his or her own pain, the book is also an invaluable reference for any health-care provider whose patients suffer from either chronic or acute pain.and



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 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.



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 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.



The Concise Book of Trigger Points Third Edition

The Concise Book of Trigger Points  Third Edition Author Simeon Niel-Asher
ISBN-10 9781583948507
Release 2014-09-16
Pages 240
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Most muscular aches and pains are caused or affected by untreated “trigger points,” localized tender spots in muscles. Understanding and treating these points can lead to rapid and lasting pain relief. Trigger point therapy is a powerful tool in the management of both acute and chronic pain, including such common problems as headaches, TMJ syndrome, and back pain. The Concise Book of Trigger Points has set the gold standard for providing a clear understanding of the treatment of trigger points. Designed for the student and practitioner of massage/bodywork, physical therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports therapy, and any other health-related field, it functions both as an entry-level textbook and an authoritative reference for even the most experienced therapist. This updated third edition includes new self-help and practitioner treatment guidelines for each muscle discussed, covering cutting-edge trigger point theory and practice. The opening chapters describe the basics of trigger points and include detailed therapeutic protocols. Chapters seven through twelve are organized by muscle groups, with detailed color illustrations of each major skeletal muscle. In addition, respected osteopath Simeon Niel-Asher discusses the physiological implications of the trigger points in each muscle—and techniques for treatment—and addresses the most common pain complaints, including headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and TMJ syndrome. This is a must-have manual for students, professional hands-on therapists, and those who wish to gain a greater knowledge of trigger point therapy. “This book wonderfully describes the syndromes of myofascial pain that affect the skeletal muscles. The text is clear, with detailed information about the presentation of syndromes in each body region, and the illustrations show the referred pain patterns clearly. Individuals suffering from myofascial pain will find it useful in understanding and managing their symptoms.” --Dr. Bob Gerwin, MD, FAAN Medical Director and President, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland “Simeon Niel-Asher has improved on an already wonderfully descriptive book on myofacial pain, trigger points, and syndromes. The text is clear, the diagrams excellent and the overall result is an excellent resource.” --Dr. Simon Vulfsons, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pain Management Director, the Institute for Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel “This book is a must-have for manual therapists serious about their craft, as well as for serious self-treaters who want to take their level of understanding and treatment independence to a higher level. The book is extremely well organized, well written, and concise. The illustrations are beautiful and accurate.” --Jonathan Reynolds, Director, TOLA systems.



The Concise Book of Trigger Points

The Concise Book of Trigger Points Author Simeon Niel-Asher
ISBN-10 1556437455
Release 2008
Pages 224
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"A manual for understanding and treating chronic pain associated with trigger points, the tender, painful nodules that form in muscles and connective tissues"--Provided by publisher.



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.



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.



Trigger Point Self Care Manual

Trigger Point Self Care Manual Author Donna Finando
ISBN-10 1594770808
Release 2005-11-08
Pages 208
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A guide to the treatment of pain from common sports injuries and other physical activities • Contains at-home techniques to promote healing and self-awareness of the body’s musculature • Explains how to relieve pain using manual massage in conjunction with small physio balls • Includes an illustrated treatment reference section organized by region of the body The vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries. In Trigger Point Self-Care Manual Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of musculature injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by body part, she identifies the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of the body and provides instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it.



Pain Relief Without Drugs

Pain Relief Without Drugs Author Jan Sadler
ISBN-10 1594771510
Release 2007-02-07
Pages 208
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Shares successful strategies from the author's twenty-five years of coping with her own pain, offering an innovative way to lessen pain's grip on the body and mind by changing one's personal reaction to pain. Original.



Triggerpunkt Therapie bei Kopfschmerzen und Migr ne

Triggerpunkt Therapie bei Kopfschmerzen und Migr  ne Author
ISBN-10 9783955712396
Release 2013-01-28
Pages 176
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Unendlich viele Menschen leiden unter Kopfschmerzen und Migräne und dennoch gibt es kein Patentrezept, diese Beschwerden zu kurieren. Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die möglichen Ursachen von Kopfschmerzen und Migräne und bietet zahlreiche Tipps zur Selbsthilfe. Es wird erläutert, was Triggerpunkte sind: in der Regel oft nur erbsengroße verkrampfte Zonen der Muskulatur, vergleichbar einem kleinen Dauerkrampf. Der Leser erfährt, wie man Triggerpunkte behandeln kann und welche Rolle sie bei Kopfschmerzen und Migräne spielen. Auch auf die Gründe, warum und wie Triggerpunkte entstehen, wird eingegangen. Das können z.B. ungünstige Körperhaltungen sein, aber auch unvorteilhaft konstruierte Möbel, ernährungsbedingte Faktoren, Stress, Schlafstörungen sowie akute oder chronische Krankheiten.



How to alleviate your Musculoskeletal Pain Using Trigger Point Relief Technique

How to alleviate your Musculoskeletal Pain Using Trigger Point Relief Technique Author Linda Hehir
ISBN-10 9781491898970
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 26
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Finding the right tool that works for your body sometimes requires trying a number of different complementary medicines, designed to complement what western medicine offers and not to replace it. Linda has written this book to offer you the opportunity to try and address pain from the comfort of your own home. However if you don't find the results you are looking for, other types of complementary medicine may provide you with the much desired relief from your suffering. The author believes that our body is energy and with tapping into and moving the energy our bodies can be stimulated to heal from many types of conditions including pain. She wishes a pain free, happy life to all her readers and anyone suffering from pain and hopes that the information in this book provides you with relief.



Schmerzlinderung durch Triggerpunkt Therapie

Schmerzlinderung durch Triggerpunkt Therapie Author Valerie Delaune
ISBN-10 9783955712372
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 416
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Ein Leben mit Schmerzen? – Das muss nicht sein! Hunderte von Menschen, die unter Schmerzen litten und von anderen Ärzten keine eindeutige Diagnose erhalten konnten, hat Valerie Delaune bereits erfolgreich behandelt. Mit der Triggerpunkt-Therapie hat sie ihren Patienten auf schonende und nicht medikamentöse Weise geholfen. In diesem Buch gibt die Akupunkteurin und Therapeutin Anleitung zur Selbsthilfe. Sie erklärt, was Triggerpunkte sind, wie sie entstehen und wie sie effektiv (eigenständig) gelindert werden können. Auch hilfreiche Schritte zur Rückfallprävention kommen nicht zu kurz. Die Übungen im Buch werden mit zahlreichen Farbabbildungen illustriert und von medizinischen Hintergrundinformationen begleitet.



A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers

A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers Author Luciano L'Abate
ISBN-10 9781317718345
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 236
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Never has the need for a compendium of self-help workbooks been so great! From the founder of the world’s first PhD program in Family Psychology comes an extensive guide to nearly all of the mental health workbooks published through 2002. Placed together in one volume for the first time, A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers includes reviews and evaluates the complexity of each workbook in regards to its form, content, and usability by the client. From abuse to women’s issues, this annotated bibliography is alphabetized by author, but can also be researched by subject. While self-help workbooks are currently not as popular or as mainstream as self-help books and video, that could soon change. Self-help workbooks are versatile, cost-effective, and can be mass-produced. The workbook user is active rather than passive, and the mental healthcare worker can analyze a more personal response from the user, whether in the office or via the Internet. A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers brings these workbooks together into one sourcebook to suit anyone’s needs. Each self-help workbook is reviewed according to specific criteria: contents structure specificity goal level of abstraction a subjective evaluation usually concludes the review of the workbook A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers also includes: an in-depth introduction discussing the need for workbooks in mental health practices indices for subject as well as author an address list of the publishing houses for the workbooks annotated in the bibliography an Informed Consent Form to verify compliance with ethical and professional regulations before administering a workbook to a client A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers offers you a complete resource to self-help workbooks for all mental health subjects. Dr. L’Abate’s highly selective review process helps you find exactly what you need. This unique sourcebook is vital for mental health clinicians, counselors, schoolteachers, and college and graduate students.



Positive Options for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy RSD

Positive Options for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy  RSD Author Elena Juris
ISBN-10 9780897934367
Release 2005
Pages 210
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Imagine that the mere breeze of an air conditioner could send you into excruciating pain. For those who suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) this form of crippling nerve pain is a chronic reality. With symptoms including swelling, stiffness, skin discoloration, and chronic burning pain, RSD is an underdiagnosed and undertreated syndrome that often leaves its victims bedridden. This book provides self-help techniques, focusing on complementary therapies and holistic strategies that can be crucial in maximizing the potential for healing from RSD. Interviews with chronic pain specialist Nelson Hendler, M.D. and occupational therapist and neurological acupuncturist Sheri Barnes offer medical insights into mind-body dynamics, holistic neurological healing and RSD pain reduction through acupuncture and changing one's reactions to pain. Readers will gather hope from patient testimonies and learn techniques to transform the pain and discomfort of RSD. A separate chapter for family and friends describes what they can do to help. Resources list adaptive home and office equipment and how to participate in support groups, find doctors and therapists, and find out about experimental treatments for RSD. RSD is a newly recognized disease and few trade books about it exist. It is also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.



Acupoint and Trigger Point Therapy for Babies and Children

Acupoint and Trigger Point Therapy for Babies and Children Author Donna Finando, L.Ac., L.M.T.
ISBN-10 9781620550106
Release 2007-12-26
Pages 240
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Techniques that allow parents to be active agents in providing relief and healing when illness occurs in their children • Reveals the importance of touch in both childhood development and healing • Details acupoint and trigger point therapy techniques for most common childhood ailments, including asthma • Identifies when to seek professional help vs. situations that can be handled at home Touch is critical to the development of babies and children. It establishes both their sense of self and their connectedness to the rest of the world. Donna Finando shows that touch is also key to restoring health when illness occurs. As a mother and grandmother, she has experienced the frustration and helplessness of watching a sick child suffer. As an acupuncturist and massage practitioner, she has found there are many simple ways parents can provide relief and even healing for many common ailments that afflict children by using touch therapy. Trigger point therapy releases restricted muscles while acupressure allows energy to flow freely, activating the body’s remarkable healing abilities. Colds, sore throats, ear infections, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and even asthma are some of the common conditions that can be relieved by touch therapy. Finando presents an in-depth explanation of each condition, providing information on causative factors, dietary and behavior recommendations, point techniques that can offer relief, and when to seek medical help. The gentle techniques that form this healing practice also extend to other parent-child interactions, offering a comprehensive model for the care and nurturing of children.