CPDG evidence of acupuncture

Evidence history

Health and safety Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Through extensive research and discovery, experts have been able to uncover a multitude of steps, that lead to an enhanced understanding, and knowledge, of Myofascial Trigger Points. From studying the physiological make-up of these points, to analysing their effects on the body, the process of

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CPDG evidence of efficacy

Evidence of efficay

Health and safety Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login This illuminating introduction provides a wealth of information to delve into the vast body of research supporting the efficacy of trigger point acupuncture in tackling a plethora of ailments. Take a deep dive into the multitude of findings, studies, and factors that contribute to our

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Safety

Health and safety Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login During trigger point acupuncture, you as a practitioner must give careful consideration to an array of safety precautions. Ensuring proper needle insertion and placement, evaluating the patient’s current physical state and medical history, and vigilantly monitoring their reaction to the therapy are all crucial components

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CPDG motor end plate theory

Motor end plate hypothesis

What is pain? Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Listen here The motor end plate hypothesis of pain is an intriguing theory that explores the underlying mechanisms responsible for specific pain sensations in the body. This hypothesis was first introduced by researchers in the field of pain management and neuroscience who proposed that pain

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CPDG energy crisis theory

Energy crisis

What is pain? Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Listen here Inflammation leads to energy crisis The energy crisis theory of pain is an intriguing and thought-provoking explanation for how pain manifests in our bodies. According to this theory, when cells do not receive the energy they need, they produce chemicals that can initiate

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Doppler

(A) Subject with an active (symptomatic) trigger point visible as a hypoechoic region on the grayscale image, and an artery running through the trigger point visible on colour Doppler (the Doppler sample volume is placed inside the trigger point). High-resistance blood flow waveform with retrograde diastolic flow was observed in the artery.(B) The same subject

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Ultrasound

Gray-scale imaging of a trigger point in the upper trapezius.(A) An isolated trigger point appears as a well-defined focal hypoechoic nodule.(B) A series of 4 hypoechoic trigger point in the upper trapezius.From Sikdar and Shah, 2009.

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CPDG diagnosis trigger point palpate

Palpation

Healthy muscle tissue is soft, supple, and resilient to pressure, and underlying structures are palpable through the muscle. In affected muscles the tissue feels harder, tougher, and more constricted and there is a general tightness of the muscle in the area of the suspected trigger point. Then try to locate the shortened or taut band

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CPDG cause of trigger point

Smoky Quartz

Trigger point theories Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Listen here What are possible causes  of Myofascial Trigger Points? The main cause of trigger points is muscle overloading (use exceeding capacity) via sustained or repetitive low level muscle contractions, for example from bad posture, overuse, muscle strain, but also trauma including whip lash, stress,

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CPDG diagnosis of trigger point

Diagnosing a trigger point

Myofascial Trigger Points Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login diagnosis Diagnose a Trigger PointFor diagnostic purposes palpation of a tender point should reveal a palpable taut band with obvious pain on pressure, referred pain, and a local twitch response. The patient may call out ‘That’s it!’ when you hit the right spot. In TCM

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Aquamarine

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CPDG what is a trigger point

Fluorite

Trigger point theories Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Listen here A (myofascial) trigger point – what is it? In the absence of an accepted diagnostic criteria, the finding of one or more myofascial trigger points, by taking history and palpation, is required to assure the diagnosis of MTP. The term “trigger point” was

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Under the microscope

Trigger point theories Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Listen here Trigger Point – under the microscope Possible characteristics:Objective Palpable Taut band (shortened muscle cells/fibre that cannot return to their original length)Knot, hyper-irritable spotTwitch responseMuscle stiffnessPain Spontaneous and on (mild) pressure (nerve over excited) – active      trigger pointDiffuse, or tingling or burning when trigger point

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CPDG what is the fascia?

What is the fascia?

Trigger point theories Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Listen here What Is The Fascia? Fascia is the tissue located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. This tissue is very strong and flexible. Under a microscope, fascia resembles a spider web or fish net. It can be described as a

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CPDG trigger point current practice

What is a Trigger point

History of Trigger Points Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login A (myofascial) trigger point – what is it? Because of lack of accepted diagnostic criteria, it was practice to take a detailed history and palpation to consider the diagnosis of MTP. The term “trigger point” was coined in 1942 by Dr Janet Travell to

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History – Travell and Simons

History of Trigger Points Home VLE Courses Freesources Registration / Login Trevel and Simons are pioneering figures in the realm of manual therapy, rendering significant contributions to trigger point therapy. Their historic work has profoundly shaped the manual therapy landscape and the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The extensive research undertaken by them, encompasses trigger point

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