Trigger Point Injections are natural solutions injected into a trigger/acupuncture point to reduce pain.
Trigger point injections (Acupuncture Injection Therapy) are homeopathic pain injections widely used in Oriental Medicine. The use of homeopathic solutions is a natural alternative to steroid injections and opiate medications for pain management. These natural trigger point injections are applied to trigger points or acupuncture points.
Acupuncture points are known points on energy pathways. These points regulate the flow of energy (Qi) and blood. Many acupuncture points are known to treat pain in specific parts of the body.
Trigger points are tight, sensitive areas in a muscle that can produce pain and tension throughout the muscle area. Often they are caused by acute injuries or repetitive stress injuries. Patients can feel pain locally and in a referred pattern. Patients may have persistent pain that affects their movement and range of motion. Commonly affected areas include the back, neck, hips, and shoulders.
Patients’ common complaints include tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, upper and low back pain, etc.
A chronic pain condition that is worth mentioning is Myofascial Pain Syndrome. This painful condition is due to a stimulus, such as muscle tightness, that sets off myofascial trigger points (sensitive points in the muscle). Continuous muscle overuse, acute muscle injuries, or even stress may lead to trigger points.
Trigger points often are due to sustained repetitive tasks or activities, such as heavy lifting or prolonged sitting (for example, in front of a computer). There are many factors responsible that can cause myofascial trigger points. Other contributing factors may include poor posture, sitting or standing in awkward positions, lack of movement or exercise, injuries to the musculoskeletal system (for example, back injuries).
Nearly everyone widely experiences muscle tension. Still, the discomfort associated with myofascial pain syndrome persists or continues to worsen. Other signs and symptoms besides persistent pain may include:
- deep aching pain in a muscle or group of muscles
- a tender or painful knot in the area that when pressed causes an intense localized or referred pain
- difficulty sleeping due to the pain
- muscle pain that gets worse or fails to improve with time
- muscles that are stiff or have reduced range of motion
- mood disturbances due to pain
Homeopathic Trigger Point Injections is a treatment used for Myofascial Pain Syndrome. We also utilize Homeopathic Trigger Point Injections for muscle strains, tendonitis, and muscular inflammation.
Trigger Point Injections (Acupuncture Injection Therapy) Benefits:
- Increase cellular circulation.
- Decrease inflammation.
- Relieve pain.
- Relax muscle tension.
- Remove nerve irritants and toxins.
- Assist in lymph fluid movement.
- Improve joint movement.
- Promote healing .
How Do Trigger Point Injections (Acupuncture Injection Therapy) Work?
The homeopathic pain injections use natural products (herbs, flowers, and/or minerals) mixed into a solution that is injected to trigger points or acupuncture points. The injections stimulate the acupuncture point. These injections promote the body’s natural response to promote healing. They are primarily used to treat pain disorders, inflammation and related symptoms, such as spasms and stiffness.
Among many of the homeopathic injections utilized, the most common ones are Traummeel, Zeel and Spascupreel. Traumeel is often used for pain and inflammation (acute trauma). Zeel is used for arthritis pain. Spascupreel is often used to decrease nerve pain and spasms.