Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help
Knowledge of referral patterns gives us a starting point of where to look for the trigger points that are actually causing pain. And it is important to know about perpetuating factors—the things that cause and keep trigger points activated and that absolutely need to be resolved for long-term relief.
Packed full of colour illustrations and photographs, this user-friendly guide will teach you all about trigger points and show you how to do the self-help exercises, allowing you to successfully treat your own trigger points. An important publication for the student, practitioner, or anyone looking to relieve their pain.
Valerie DeLaune, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified neuromuscular therapist who teaches trigger point workshops nationally. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington, and professional certificates from the Heartwood Institute and the Brenneke School of Massage, and has written many books and articles on trigger points and acupuncture. For further information, see www.triggerpointrelief.com
Contents: Acknowledgements, Introduction, Trigger Points and Chronic Pain, Perpetuating Factors: Ergonomics, Body Mechanics, and Clothing, Perpetuating Factors: Nutrition, Food, and Beverages, Perpetuating Factors: Medical Conditions, Locating and Treating Trigger Points—General Guidelines, Trigger Point Location Guides, Head and Neck Pain, Torso Pain, Shoulder, Upper Arm, and Elbow Pain, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand Pain, Leg, Knee, and Foot Pain, References, Index.