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Trigger Point Acupuncture

Trigger point acupuncture, also known as dry needling, is a technique used in acupuncture that targets specific points in the muscles, known as trigger points, which are causing pain or discomfort. These trigger points are areas of muscle that are tight and tender, and they can cause pain and other symptoms when pressure is applied.

In trigger point acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into the trigger points to release the tension and promote healing in the affected area. The needles may be left in place for a short period of time, or they may be manipulated or stimulated to enhance the therapeutic effect.

The goal of trigger point acupuncture is to help relieve pain and improve mobility by releasing muscle tension and promoting the body's natural healing processes. It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches, as well as other conditions like fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.

Trigger point acupuncture can be a useful adjunct to other forms of acupuncture or manual therapy, such as massage or physical therapy, and it is typically used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the individual patient's needs. As with all forms of acupuncture, it is important to seek treatment from a qualified and licensed practitioner.

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