The human body mass is comprised of more than 60% muscle mass. Considering the muscle is responsible for all movement, it is understandable that our muscles are subjected to fatigue, overuse and injury.
The muscle contracts as we move, which is considered a voluntary action. When the muscle contracts involuntarily, this is a spasm. It is considered a trigger point when a small portion of the muscle contracts involuntarily, causing pain and dysfunction.
Trigger points, commonly referred to as muscle knots, form when the muscle is overworked or injured. Tiny knots form in the muscle and cause myalgia. The results and benefits of acupuncture therapy are releasing the muscular knots and relieving pain.
Inserting acupuncture needles into trigger points, muscular pain is relieved at its source by releasing soft tissue and increasing the blood flow. This reduces pain, such as neck pain, low back pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, arthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, fibromyalgia, and other types of chronic pain. A 2018 study published in PubMed, explains the pathomechanism of trigger point needling to relieve myalgia: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30014676.
After just one treatment, you will feel a significant reduction in pain! Come, step-in to the healing and restorative acu-zone at MAR acupuncture + Medical Center.