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Healing Through Trigger Point Therapy

Author : Devin J. Starlanyl
ISBN : 9781583946251
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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 Therapy For Repetitive Strain Injury

Author : Valerie DeLaune
ISBN : 9781608821280
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Repetitive strain injuries to the shoulder, back, and arm can cause debilitating pain that keeps you from being able to perform even the most basic everyday tasks. Compounding the frustration, it can seem that there’s nothing you can do to ease the discomfort caused by your injury and speed your recovery. Trigger point therapy has helped hundreds of thousands of people recover from repetitive strain injuries of all kinds. Used by massage therapists, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, this powerful technique can dramatically improve the body’s capacity to heal. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury helps you find and treat the trigger points in muscle tissue that refer pain to your elbows, lower arms, wrists, or hands. Through simple stretching and pressure exercises you can do at home, you can reduce pain and increase mobility so you can get back to enjoying your life. With this guidebook, you’ll: • Identify the specific trigger points in muscles that are causing your pain • Self-treat your pain with stretches and pressure targeted to your trigger points • Learn how to prevent further muscle damage or injury • Optimize your diet and body mechanics to speed recovery

The Touch Remedy

Author : Michelle Ebbin
ISBN : 9780062392466
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.

The Complete Guide To Massage

Author : Mary Biancalana
ISBN : 9781440594014
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Discover the healing power of massage therapy! With The Complete Guide to Massage, you can use the power of touch to soothe aches and wash away worries. Each page guides you through the time-honored practice with step-by-step instructions and photographs for massaging yourself and others. You'll learn the different strokes and movements within a massage as well as techniques for popular methods, including prenatal massage, Swedish massage, and trigger point therapy. Whether you're looking to relieve muscle tension, alleviate pain, or simply de-stress, The Complete Guide to Massage will help you uncover a whole new world of healing and relaxation.

Acupressure Acupuncture Without Needles The Miracle Of Chinese Healing Through Your Fingertips

Author : C. V. Cerney
ISBN : 0346123518
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There Is A Way Out Of Fibromyalgia

Author : Andrea Rose
ISBN : 9781452514406
Genre : Self-Help
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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

Trigger Point Therapy With The Foam Roller

Author : Karl Knopf
ISBN : 9781612433905
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Trigger Point Therapy

Author : Dermot Farrell
ISBN : 154320130X
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Stop Muscle & Joint Pain Naturally with Easy to use Trigger Point Therapy (Myofascial Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foam Rolling, Tennis Ball Massage) Do you suffer with aches and pains? Do you have reoccurring injuries? Do you suffer with chronic pain? Have you tried every possible cure only to find that the ache is still there? Are you sick and tired of aches which move from one body part to another? Do you feel battered and beaten after your night's sleep? Well you don't have to feel like this anymore thanks to the wonders of myofascial message, whereby you can treat yourself naturally either with your hands, a massage ball or tennis ball or via a foam roller! There are a great many trigger points, which can be used quite successfully to treat a variety of conditions. In this short practical guide, we are going to focus upon the top ten essential trigger points, trigger points which can be used in everyday life by the majority of people. Some of the deeper trigger points, seen deep inside the thigh and pelvis, can be a little hard to reach but for most people, with some effort, they should be either able to treat themselves or if necessary a friend or family member should be able to treat them effectively, through manipulation of the relevant trigger points. Can we Really Treat Ourselves? Trigger points are atypically deployed by physical therapists, osteopaths, naturopaths and masseurs. So considering all of these people are highly qualified, and of course they are standing over the patient, where they can apply considerable force, is there any point in trying to treat ourselves? Well, obviously we cannot expect the same result, while working on ourselves, than that which we might receive if we go to a professional therapist. However, just because the result will be less effective, does not mean that we cannot give it a go. Also, treating oneself, in no way diminishes the role of the therapist. Rather, it makes the role of the therapist more meaningful, because a patient, who takes an active interest in their treatment and makes an effort to assist the healing process, while in the comfort of their own home, is actually making the healing effort more effective and is more likely to return to a therapist for further assistance. So if you are sick of having persistent aches and pains and want to do something proactive about ti, then read this book today!

The Concise Book Of Trigger Points Third Edition

Author : Simeon Niel-Asher
ISBN : 9781583948507
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.

Massage Therapy

Author : Ace McCloud
ISBN : 164048051X
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Are you tired of living in pain, but can't afford professional massage therapy? Whether you want to (1) feel better (2) learn exactly how to massage all the different areas of your body, or (3) relieve stress and eliminate pain, then this is the book for you. How much longer are you willing to suffer? You'll be amazed at how much you can do on your own to relieve pain, dissolve muscle tension and release stress. The increased blood circulation provided by massage therapy can enhance healing and boost your immune system. Whether you slept wrong and woke up with a kink in your neck, or you're dealing with chronic emotional or physical pain, massage therapy can help. Easily learn from step-by-step instructions. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on professional massages! Learn how to take care of yourself and your loved ones like a pro, and on your own time schedule! Detailed instructions will walk you through the process of finding a specific location to work on and then performing the appropriate therapeutic treatment. Detailed instructions are included for muscle relaxation, how to use trigger points, and how to perform acupressure therapy. Treat yourself and others to a top-of-the-line massage experience. Wouldn't you like to treat your close friends or loved ones to the restorative refreshment of massage? Once you have learned how to perform these therapeutic treatments on your own body, it's a simple matter to offer the same benefits to others. Whether you massage them directly or provide them instructions on how they can massage their own tight muscles and release their painful trigger points, you will be offering them a priceless gift of increased joy and health. Learn simple skills that have been proven to work effectively. With a bit of time investment, you will be able to come up with your own massage routine that benefits your specific needs. Each time you discover a new treatment option, you will have another tool in your arsenal for living a happy and healthy life. What will you learn about massage therapy? Detailed instructions for massaging yourself and others.. A step-by-step guide for treating key body trouble spots. The locations of critical trigger points and acupressure points. The best products to enhance and enjoy your massage experience. Aromatherapy and essential oils for massage use. You Will Also Discover: How to give yourself and others a top-of-the-line massage from home. Secrets of pain management and stress relief. How to combine what you've learned into a workable strategy for boosting your health and well-being. Treatments designed to relieve or totally eradicate your suffering. Get the relief you need: Buy It Now!

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