timacupuncturelowresWhat is a trigger point? Stated simply, it’s a tight band that develops in a muscle and causes you pain. Stress, repetitive strain, sport activities—or just picking up a heavy box—can cause you to develop trigger points.

At 5 Point Acupuncture, we treat trigger points by integrating the Eastern concept of Qi and meridians with the Western concept of muscular and fascial constrictions that lead to a particular pain pattern. Obstruction of Qi causes discomfort which, from a Western point of view, can be thought of as a combination of blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. By incorporating a needling technique we release these tight bands in the muscles and free-up the flow of Qi through the meridian pathways. By treating the body system as a whole we believe that you can experience far-reaching effects on both your physical and mental health.

If you’re ready to experience lasting relief from persistent muscle pain, call 646-256-1657 to make an appointment today.

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