Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches & Migraines

Your Self-treatment Workbook for Pain Relief

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245255

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 165

View: 6568

DOWNLOAD NOW »
I have such a bad headache! For many of us, this is an oft repeated cry of anguish. Statistics about headaches and migraines are downright astonishing: One in six people have frequent headaches, and of those, one in ten suffers from migraines. You are not alone. Headaches and migraines result in more than 10 million doctor visits each year. If you struggle frequently with headache pain, this book offers a welcome solution. Trigger point therapy is an effective self-care approach you can use to get 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. This book explains trigger point physiology and then offers a complete program for self-care that includes detailed illustrations of all pressure and stretching techniques. In addition, it provides an in-depth look at the factors that cause and perpetuate trigger points, such as body mechanics, injuries, diet and nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and emotional factors, and provides solutions to address each perpetuating factor.

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain

A Self-Treatment Workbook

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822397

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 8244

DOWNLOAD NOW »
If you have pain, it's important to understand where it's coming from-but finding the source of your pain is more complex than it seems. Trigger points, contracted portions of muscle cells, can refer pain to other areas of your body, so the trigger points that cause your pain may not be located in the area where you feel the symptoms. Unless your health care provider has been trained in trigger point diagnosis and treatment, you may not get more than temporary relief. That's why it's essential to take charge of your own treatment for effective and lasting pain relief. Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain helps you understand how trigger points form and where to search for them. You'll learn to apply pressure on trigger points and stretch these critical areas for effective and often instant relief. You'll also find out how to prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies. Once you get started, you'll be on your way to eliminating your pain so that you can focus on enjoying life.

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

A Self-treatment Workbook

Author: Sharon Sauer,Mary Biancalana

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245638

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 265

View: 4389

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A protege of trigger-point-therapy founders Janet Travell and David Simons presents the first in her series of comprehensive manuals, designed to provide relief from muscle pain using both trigger-point massage and other never-before-published techniques developed by Travell and Simons. Original.

Pain Relief With Trigger Point Self-Help

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: Lotus Pub.

ISBN: 9781905367252

Category: Chronic pain

Page: 336

View: 9493

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Trigger points--tender, painful knots that develop in muscles and tissues--are a common cause of chronic pain. With more than a quarter of all Americans suffering from various types of daily chronic pain, it's estimated that these hyper-irritated hardened masses are the primary cause of pain 75 percent of the time. Sustained self-treatment is by far the most effective trigger point therapy. Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help helps you understand and then treat your condition, leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. With full-color photos and illustrations throughout, it explains the physiology of trigger points and teaches you how to: Locate your trigger points and understand "referred pain" Prevent trigger points from forming by making simple lifestyle changes, practicing proper body mechanics, and addressing nutritional deficiencies'Treat trigger points by applying pressure and doing simple stretches. Understand common pain conditions for each area of the body Written for anyone wishing to successfully treat his or her own pain, the bookis also an invaluable reference for any health-care provider whose patients suffer from either chronic or acute pain."-- Publisher.

Migraine Brains and Bodies

A Comprehensive Guide to Solving the Mystery of Your Migraines

Author: C. M. Shifflett

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780977870202

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 285

View: 8835

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Outlines an alternative approach to migraine treatment that focuses on anatomical links that convert muscle tension and other sources into migraines, challenging popular beliefs while outlining detailed recommendations in such areas as physical therapy, acupuncture and biofeedback. Original.

Travell, Simons & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

The Trigger Point Manual

Author: Joseph Donnelly

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1975120183

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

View: 7550

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This new edition of Travell, Simons & Simons' groundbreaking work reflects the latest research and best practices associated with trigger points and updates the iconic pain point images that set the standard in the field. New lead editor Joseph M. Donnelly draws on his experience as both educator and physical therapy practitioner to integrate an evidence-based approach into this critical text. In addition, the new edition consolidates information to create a more intuitive user experience and features a completely new full color design to bring concepts to life.

Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Your Self-Treatment Workbook for Elbow, Lower Arm, Wrist, & Hand Pain

Author: Valerie DeLaune

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608821285

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 2109

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Repetitive strain injuries to the shoulder, back, and arm can cause debilitating pain that keeps you from being able to perform even the most basic everyday tasks. Compounding the frustration, it can seem that there’s nothing you can do to ease the discomfort caused by your injury and speed your recovery. Trigger point therapy has helped hundreds of thousands of people recover from repetitive strain injuries of all kinds. Used by massage therapists, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, this powerful technique can dramatically improve the body’s capacity to heal. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury helps you find and treat the trigger points in muscle tissue that refer pain to your elbows, lower arms, wrists, or hands. Through simple stretching and pressure exercises you can do at home, you can reduce pain and increase mobility so you can get back to enjoying your life. With this guidebook, you’ll: • Identify the specific trigger points in muscles that are causing your pain • Self-treat your pain with stretches and pressure targeted to your trigger points • Learn how to prevent further muscle damage or injury • Optimize your diet and body mechanics to speed recovery

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief

Author: Clair Davies,Amber Davies

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 1441

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.

Migraines For Dummies

Author: Diane Stafford,Jennifer Shoquist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 5280

DOWNLOAD NOW »
If you get migraines you know how laughable it is to hear them described as “headaches.” As one poet put it, “the migraine is a beast from Hell, a bone-crushing, brain-twisting, heart-rending, apocalyptic scourge—an insult to all that’s holy.” And that’s putting it mildly. People have been trying to tame the migraine beast for thousands of years. Some early healers bored holes into their patients’ skulls, the Greeks inhaled the smoke of burning coffee beans, while in ancient Egypt, doctors tied herb-stuffed clay crocodiles to migraine sufferer’s heads. Fortunately, we live in more enlightened times and there are now medically sound approaches that are relatively simple and inexpensive—and they don’t leave scars or involve extreme fashion statements. Your complete guide to taking charge of your migraines and getting your life back, Migraines For Dummies offers a focused, fleshed-out program that works in the real world. This friendly guide fills you in on what you need to know to: Understand migraines and why you get them Relieve symptoms Pinpoint pain triggers Sort through the various medications Evaluate alternative remedies Make simple migraine-busting lifestyle changes Stop migraines from disrupting your family and work lives Find a good doctor to help you manage the beast The authors look at the whole spectrum of the problem—from dealing with the number-one issue of pain relief, to handling the peripheral problems like absences from work skepticism from friends, and impact on family. They also explore a range of critical related issues, including: Different types of migraines, including abdominal, ocular, hemiplegic, opthamoplegic, and women’s hormonal migraines Triggers, such as environmental allergens, stress, dietary triggers, and even exercises that can cause migraines Over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements Biofeedback, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and other alternative remedies The pros and cons of prescription remedies, including ergotamine derivatives, antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, botox and more You’ve tried Aunt Edna’s camphor-soaked head cloths. Now explore a sensible, medically sound approach, and get on the road to full-fledged pain relief with Migraines For Dummies.

Heal Your Headache

Author: David Buchholz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761125663

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 7503

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Based on the breakthrough understanding that virtually all headaches are forms of migraine--because migraine is not a specific type of headache, but the built-in mechanism that causes headaches of all kinds, along with neck stiffness, sinus congestion, dizziness, and other problems--Dr. Buchholz's Heal Your Headache puts headache sufferers back in control of their lives with a simple, transforming program: Step 1: Avoid the "Quick Fix." Too often painkillers only make matters worse because of the crippling complication known as rebound. Step 2: Reduce Your Triggers. The crux of the program: a migraine diet that eliminates the foods that push headache sufferers over the top. Step 3: Raise Your Threshold. When diet and other lifestyle changes aren't enough, preventive medication can help stay the course. That's it: in three steps turn your headache problems around.

Migraine

Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307834107

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 9292

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange visual hallucinations and distortions of space, time, and body image which migraineurs sometimes experience. Portrayals of these uncanny states have found their way into many works of art, from the heavenly visions of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Oliver Sacks argues that migraine cannot be understood simply as an illness, but must be viewed as a complex condition with a unique role to play in each individual's life.

The Touch Remedy

Hands-On Solutions to De-Stress Your Life

Author: Michelle Ebbin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062392468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 4936

DOWNLOAD NOW »
An empowering guide that unites the ancient healing power of touch therapy—from acupressure to reflexology—with modern science to help relieve the number one cause of disease today: stress—and to soothe anxiety, boost immunity, and alleviate pain. Human beings are wired for touch. Touch is critical to our physical and mental health. And for centuries, cultures around the globe have employed touch as a powerful force for healing. And yet America is an increasingly touch-deprived, high-stress culture, and we are paying for it with our wellbeing. Now, in The Touch Remedy, leading touch therapy expert Michelle Ebbin, who appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show and has been featured on The Doctors, The View, and Live with Kelly & Michael, demonstrates how the ancient wisdom of touch can truly change your life. A fresh, contemporary approach to natural health, which draws on a unique combination of ancient wisdom and cutting edge research, The Touch Remedy is a collection of proven touch therapy solutions to calm and heal every member of the family, from babies to grandparents to pets. Demystifying time-tested touch therapy techniques such as Acupressure, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, among others, Ebbin shares her invaluable insight and provides clear, step-by-step remedies, accompanied by beautiful full-color photos, to relieve a range of physical and emotional stressors, from back pain and headache to anxiety. Her solutions are quick, taking only two-to-three minutes each, and easy, requiring only three steps, and most of the remedies can be done anytime, anywhere, even on the go. In addition, Ebbin shows how touch therapy offers powerful strategies to improve intimacy in relationships, bond with your children, and improve communication through touch. With The Touch Remedy, we can quite literally take our health into our own hands—and nurture the bodies, minds, and spirit of our loved ones and ourselves.

Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

Author: Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dmsc, PhD,Lars Arendt-Nielsen,Robert Gerwin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449617654

Category: Medical

Page: 509

View: 1322

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is the first book for the new Series Contemporary Issues in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine. This textbook will assess both clinical and research aspects of the diagnosis and management of two highly prevalent headache disorders: tension-type and cervicogenic headaches. This textbook will cover both physical therapy and physical medicine approaches to the management of these headache disorders.

Migraines

More than a Headache

Author: Dr. Elizabeth Leroux

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 145973291X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 5530

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A complete guide on how to treat and prevent migraines. Though often viewed as a “women’s ailment,” migraines affect nearly 15 percent of the world’s population. In addition to the effect migraines have on the sufferers’ quality of life, they also carry an economic cost, felt especially in the form of lost work time. But by recognizing the problem and taking necessary action, migraine sufferers today can take back control of their lives. This comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to migraine management answers all the most pressing questions of sufferers and those concerned for their health. Clinical neurologist Dr. Elizabeth Leroux explains what can predispose a person to experiencing migraines, what can trigger them, their phases, and the three recommended lines of treatment: lifestyle changes, crisis management, and preventative therapy. Emphasizing the need for good doctor-patient communication in a field where misunderstanding and frustration is too-often the norm, this book is as much a tool for health care professionals as it is for migraine sufferers and their families.

The Migraine Brain

Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health

Author: Carolyn Bernstein,Elaine McArdle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654769X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 2513

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Draws on the latest scientific findings to identify the unique characteristics, chemical makeups, and structural differences of migraine-prone brains, offering insight into the role of the central nervous system while outlining a comprehensive program to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Reprint.

The Migraine Miracle

A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good

Author: Josh Turknett

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828778

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 3236

DOWNLOAD NOW »
If you suffer from migraines, you know from experience that prescription medication can only do so much to help relieve your suffering. You also know that your next headache could still strike at any time, and as a result, you may lead a life of fear and trepidation, never knowing when the responsibilities of work and family will once again fall victim to your throbbing skull. Unfortunately, despite the many advances in medicine, there is still no real cure for the migraine headache. In The Migraine Miracle, a neurologist with a personal history of migraines offers readers the revolutionary dietary cure that has worked for him and continues to work for his patients: a diet low in wheat, sugar, and processed foods, and high in organic, protein-rich animal products. The book also explores the link between inflammation, diet, and migraines, and contains a 21-day meal plan to help readers change the way they eat. By following this easy meal plan, millions of sufferers will discover a life free from symptoms—once and for all. The book includes comprehensive, research-based information that explains what the brain goes through during a migraine headache, the phases of the migraine, and how a diagnosis is made. It also explores the risks and benefits of migraine medication, natural remedies for migraines, dietary migraine triggers, and detailed, specific instructions for a migraine-free eating plan. If you have tried migraine medicine but have not found real relief, it’s time to try something new. By changing the way you eat, and understanding what foods can trigger your migraine, you can start feeling better longer, without the threat of a migraine always looming over everything you do.

Frozen Shoulder Workbook

Trigger Point Therapy for Overcoming Pain & Regaining Range of Motion

Author: Clair Davies

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 157224447X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 285

View: 1837

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Author Clair Davies' own case of frozen shoulder led him to undertake an extensive study of trigger points and referred pain that eventually resulted in his runaway best-seller, "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook". Now, this renowned bodywork expert and educator revisits the subject of frozen shoulder, offering the most detailed and comprehensive manual yet available about this painful and debilitating condition, a useful resource for self-care and for bodywork practitioners looking to expand their treatment repertoire. Frozen shoulder, the syndrome name for several joint and tendon-related symptoms, is experienced as a loss of motion and pain in the shoulder and upper arm. It is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty and individuals with type-two diabetes. Traditional medical treatments for the condition, which rely on painkillers, steroid injections and physical therapy, often do little to moderate symptoms or speed recovery. Trigger point therapy, a gentle massage technique that targets localised areas of tenderness in soft tissue, has been used very successfully to relieve pain, restore range of motion and shorten recovery times.

Migraine Art

The Migraine Experience from Within

Author: Klaus Podoll,Derek Robinson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436727

Category: Art

Page: 379

View: 726

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Migraine Art includes more than 300 powerful illustrations and paintings created by migraine sufferers from around the world. It provides a thoroughly unique window into the subjective world of the migraine sufferer. The idea of collecting migraine art started with a number of public competitions in the 1980s, which encouraged artists, both amateur and professional, to illustrate the pain, the visual disturbances, and the effect migraines had on their lives. The book includes hundreds of these submissions as well as detailed descriptions of different types of migraine visual phenomena. Covering such topics as migraine signs, triggers, and treatments, as well as types of visual hallucinations and somatic sensations and experiences, the book offers a comprehensive view of the migraine experience. Each category of visual disturbance is accompanied by related artwork. A description of migraine visual experiences of famous historical figures, such as Blaise Pascal and Lewis Carroll, provide historical background on the topic. The book also includes a history of four Migraine Art competitions and information about the Migraine Art collection.

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain

The Practice of Informed Touch

Author: Donna Finando,Steven Finando

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620550687

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 2147

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain • Contains detailed illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations • 15,000 copies sold in first hardcover edition Myofascial pain syndromes are among the fastest growing problems that physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists encounter in their patients. In Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain Donna and Steven Finando have organized vast amounts of information on treating myofascial pain into an accessible "user's manual" for healthcare practitioners. They examine a wide range of pain patterns and present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide to treatment of muscle pain begins with chapters on the concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, specific trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on each muscle to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately individual points of pain and compensation. A visual index allows easy identification of the muscles that may be involved. Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain provides necessary and invaluable information for sufferers and any professional involved with myofascial disorders.