Are trigger points the same as acupuncture points?

What is the difference between trigger points and pressure points?

The name ‘trigger point massage’ refers to the fact that pain is triggered by inflammation or trauma in another area of the body. The term ‘pressure point massage’ highlights the fact that the treatment is about applying pressure to the correct points in the body to assist with healing the pain.

What are trigger points in acupressure?

These points are naturally occurring points in the body that are stimulated to release endorphins (the body’s pain killers) and assist the body to heal itself. When you book a Seated Acupressure Massage treatment we are applying pressure to the acupressure points to release muscle tension and release endorphins.

Does acupuncture work for muscle knots?

Acupuncture and ‘cupping’ can help tremendously to get rid of ‘muscle-knots’. Acupuncture can help with a ‘muscle-knot’ conditions as the Acupuncture can get right to the center of the ‘muscle-knot’ and let it begin to relax.

What are the acupuncture points?

Acupuncture points are anatomically defined areas on the skin relative to certain landmarks on the body. The original Chinese pictographs for acupoints indicated that there were holes in the skin through which qi energy could flow. These acupoints can be reliably detected with electrodermal measurements.

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How long do trigger points take to heal?

Also, anesthetic-based trigger point injections can cause a severe form of muscle damage called myonecrosis. This may heal within 3–4 weeks . Pain, swelling, and tenderness near the injection site usually wear off after a few hours. If any side effect does not resolve within a couple of weeks, contact the doctor.

Why do some acupressure points hurt?

Location on the body. Some points are just more sensitive than others! The fingers and toes have a higher concentration of nerve endings near the surface of the skin, so points on the extremities are naturally more sensitive than those closer to the center of the body.

Is acupressure the same as pressure points?

Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease. Sometimes called pressure acupuncture, Acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without the needles.