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Trigger points in neck area

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Oct 3, 2002
I get them after every workout as a consequence of apnea training.

They are a real pain to remove. Deep pressure two or three times per week, but they will always be there.

That's the unwanted side-effect of anaerobic exercise.

Do you get any?

Regards, gerard.
Trigger Points

I have tons of trigger points in my back and neck, from sitting at my computer and desk. How do you get rid of trigger points? So far the only way I could get rid of them was years of chi-gong, but that seems like a very slow method!

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada
Holly Molly!

Gee Eric I feel sorry for you mate:( !

Tps are so bad that actually produce muscle spasms, bone misalignment, golfer's elbow, arthritis, etc. In our case (neck) they produce headaches, moody behaviour, bad sleep, etc., and generally sleeping bad health.

I urge to purchase the following book:

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Or directly from:


Where for 45 bucks they offer the book and the tools.

You also can get away by purchasing only the book and using a golf ball (for back) or a plastic octopus used for massage (which I use) you can find in health food stores, a good pharmacist, alternative medicine shop, a good cosmetic shop or even a warehouse like Target.

To apply Trigger point therapy you apply forcefully (using pressure) to the affected area and hold it for 20 up to 60 seconds depending on the severity of the TP. Repeat it two or three times. Stretch afterwards. It is crucial stretching the area for 20-30 seconds (static type of stretching).

After the initial treatment, wait 48 hours before repeating again, because you need to give a rest the nervous system connected to the muscle/s affected.

You may notice an improvement after 48 hours and the intensity of the treatment can be increased.

Some TP (especially the aggressive ones) take up to 3 weeks of treatment, that if the ones resulting from weight training.

Good luck with your choice.

Regards, gerard.
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