What is a Trigger Point?

neck musclesIn any discussion of acupuncture, whether with your clinician during the course of your treatment, or in your own personal reading and research, you may come across the term “trigger point”. What could this be?

The term is attributed to Dr. Janet Travell (personal physician to JFK!) and is used to describe a tight band of knots in the muscles and connective tissues. Fascia and connective tissue is the “white stuff” in your old Anatomy and Physiology text from college. Many generations of anatomy professors have simply cleared it away without paying attention to it’s clinical importance, but we now … Read More