Trigger Points: An Investigation of Trigger Point Acupuncture / Dry Needling
Beyond the conflicts around scope of practice, the theories and practice of dry needling and intra-muscular therapies give us a deeper look into how acupuncture works on ahshi or trigger points from a bio-medicine physiological perspective.
Practitioners of this rebranded form of acupuncture have a modern biomedicine perspective on how trigger points, as well as how localized qi and blood stagnation, come about and can be resolved. It's a language that can be useful.
In this class we take a bi–ocular view for a well-schooled practitioner's perspective on physiology, trigger points, acupuncture and the fantastic career of Janet Travell.
In This Conversation We Discuss:
- Importance of building a palpatory vocabulary
- Why developing strong palpatory skills helps with gathering sensory information
- How chronic injuries can have an element of deep-rooted cold
- Skillful use of language to help your patients feel more comfortable and that you understand them
- Case study working with trigger points
NCCAOM PDA: 1.5