Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches and Migraines offers the first self-treatment approach to use this clinically proven bodywork method to care for headaches and migraines-a great asset to both people in pain and the bodywork practitioners who care for them
"I have such a bad headache!" For many of us, this is an oft-repeated cry of anguish. Statistics about headaches and migraines are so far-reaching: One in six people have chronic headache pain, and one in ten also suffer from migraines, a specific type of headache. Headaches and migraines result in more than 10 million doctor visits each year. This book is welcome relief to the millions who struggle daily with headache. It develops trigger point therapy into an effective self-care approach for relief from headache pain.
Trigger points form in a portion of the muscle cell where blood flow is reduced and metabolic wastes are not being exchanged for oxygen and nutrients. When enough trigger points are located together, they can form palpable knots in the tissue. Trigger points can cause pain, either in the area of the trigger point, or by referral to other areas of the body. Trigger points can be treated by applying pressure to affected areas, often providing instant relief. Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches and Migraines explains trigger point theory and then offers a complete program for self care that includes clear illustrations of all techniques.
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