Motor Point Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Fort Bragg Acupuncture Pain Relief

The practice of acupuncture has been used as primary health care for billions of people for more than 2,000 years.  As time has passed advances in modern medicine have made it possible to study the human body on deeper levels.  Researchers have been able to investigate the acupuncture channels and points to better understand how they work to heal the body.  We now know when we place a needle in the body there are many processes that occur.

  1. Pain relieving chemicals (called endogenous opioids) are released
  2. Blood flow is regulated
  3. Electrical impulses in nerve cells are stimulated
  4. Hormones are released by the endocrine system
  5. Tight muscles are released (not unlike releasing the pressure off of a rubber band).

When treating muscular pain our Fort Bragg acupuncturist utilizes a system called motor point acupuncture.  This method of stimulating acupuncture points uses muscle motor points to relieve tension and reduce pain.

What are Muscle Motor Points?

A muscle motor point is a point on a muscle that contains a group of nerves.  The nerves enter the muscle at this point and make the muscle move.  Most skeletal muscles have at least one motor point and some muscles have multiple motor points.  By placing an acupuncture needle into a motor point the tension in the muscle can be relieved in an instant.

Our Fort Bragg Acupuncturist / Motor Point Acupuncture Specialist

Jason Moore, L.Ac., Dipl. OM is trained in several types of acupuncture technique, including motor point acupuncture.  If you are suffering from muscular pain then motor point acupuncture may help you find relief.  After treating pain for several years using other methods and getting less than satisfactory results, Jason learned this integrative approach to acupuncture.  Motor point acupuncture has helped many patients just like you!

If you have tried acupuncture in the past for muscular pain and did not get the results that you were looking for there is a good possibility that motor point acupuncture may provide greater relief.  Our Fort Bragg acupuncturist is dedicated to learning the newest, most advanced acupuncture techniques to help you find the relief you are looking for.

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