Tag Archive for: trigger points

Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy

What are “Trigger Points”? Trigger points, also known as trigger sites or muscle knots, are described as “hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.” (1) Integrated Physical Medicine’s chiropractors and acupuncturists, Dr. Eric Mitz and Dr. Miachael Ray, commonly see trigger points occurring in the muscles […]

7 Common Dry Needling Questions Answered

A brief history of Dry Needling The term “Dry Needling” has only been around since 1979 when a Czech physician named Karl Lewit discovered positive outcomes when treating patients with steroid injections, only he didn’t actually inject the medication. He simply used the dry needle at the targeted area and knew there was something else […]

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