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Trigger Point Therapy - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Posted by Judith Winer on

Rectus abdominis trigger points may cause chest pain, heartburn, belching, and diarrhea.   Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition of the digestive system whose full cause is unknown. IBS is the most common gut problem worldwide, with an estimated 20% of the population of the US experiencing symptoms,13% in Canada, 12% in the UK, and 6.9% in Australia. Full and reliable statistics are not available for the whole world and diagnosis varies from place to place. IBS can affect anyone at any age, but it commonly first develops in young adults and teenagers and is twice as common in women...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Step Shoulder Technique

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

Simeon Asher demonstrates the NAT 5-step shoulder technique   Simple 5-Step Trigger Point Technique for Treating Tired and Painful Shoulders! In this video, Simeon Niel Asher presents a 5-Step trigger point therapy technique typically used to help reset the shoulder, improve mechanical efficiency, and help prevent injury. This treatment technique is used for treating a number of common shoulder conditions. It is also used to treat asymptomatic clients including athletes, those who work out regularly with weights (upper body), or those whose occupation includes overhead lifting of the arms, such as painters and contractors.   Learn More About NAT   Find a Trigger Point Professional in...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Sternalis

Posted by Judith Winer on

The Sternalis Muscle is present in about 7% of the population and is insufficiently referenced in anatomy textbooks   Sternalis trigger points can cause considerable pain, and are too often overlooked. The sternalis muscle is a relative rarity that is believed to be prevalent in around 7-8% of the population. The sternalis typically sits in front of the pectoralis major, and parallel to the margin of the sternum. It may be a variation of the pectoralis major or of the rectus abdominis. The anatomy of the sternalis is variable and it may be present only on one side of the chest. The function...

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Trigger Points Explained

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

    Trigger Point Symptoms & Referred Pain Patterns Pain is a complex symptom experienced differently and individually. However, referred pain is the defining symptom of a myofascial trigger point. You may be used to the idea of referred pain of visceral origin: an example of this is heart pain. A myocardial infarct (heart attack) is often not experienced as crushing chest pain, but as pain in the left arm and hand, and in the left jaw. This type of pain is well documented, and known to originate from the embryological dermomyotome; in this case, the heart tissue, jaw tissue, and...

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Trigger Point Techniques - What is NAT?

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

NAT, trigger points are regarded not as the familiar knots of muscular dysfunction, but as ‘inputs’ to the spinal cord and central nervous system.   NAT utilizes the neurophysiology behind myofascial trigger points in a novel and deliberate way. NAT uses deep stroking massage and compression/ inhibition techniques blended together in a choreographed algorithm. In NAT, trigger points are regarded not as the familiar knots of muscular dysfunction, but as ‘inputs’ to the spinal cord and central nervous system. This is because trigger points are exquisitely painful - and stimulating the pain pathways has many profound effects on the nervous system, including the...

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