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Acupressure therapy is a complete therapeutic approach which contributes to pain relief, restored functionality, relaxation and the attainment of perfect health.

 

What it is:

A Trigger Point of muscular fascia is an extra-sensitive point of a skeletal muscle.

 

A hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscle's fascia that is painful on compression and that can give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness, and autonomic phenomena.

 

What stimuli activate a Trigger Point:

  • Mechanical overload
  • Repetitive over-usage resulting in fatigue (long-term poor posture, or stress)
  • Direct trauma
  • Cold.
  • Indirect stimulation because of arthritic joints, visceral disease and psychosomatic exhaustion

Therapy:

  • Direct and better function of muscles and joints after ischemic pressure on specific muscle points for 10 to 45 seconds.
  • Stretching and spray.

 

The path of pain may not relate to the muscle’s origin-insertion point.

 

Upper trapezius

 

Headache

sternocleidomastoid

 

Pain in the ears, eyes, forehead, teeth, head

Red colour shows the painful points

Stretching of the peripheral and central nervous system.

By testing, the problem can be identified - whether it is central or peripheral.

By bending and straightening or by lateral flexion of the head, we can affect the central nervous system, on the dura of the spinal cord.

By handling the limbs, we can affect the peripheral nervous system.

By applying both, we can achieve an overall stretch of the nervous system.

 

For instance, in the case of injury to a nerve at the level of the foramen (the point where the nerve comes out from the spinal cord), the extra connective tissue which is generated because of the trauma puts further pressure on the nerve. The mobilization of neural tissue aims at “broadening” the injury point so that the pressure won’t be always at the same point of the nerve.

The slump test is a diagnostic tool, but it can also be used as a therapy in radiculitis (dilatation of the central and peripheral nervous system).

 

Mobilization of:

  • medium and ulnar nerve in the upper limbs
  • tibial and peroneal nerve in the lower limbs.

Indications:

  • Herniated intervertebral disc
  • Radiculitis
  • Nerve palsies
  • Spinal cord problems
  • Stroke, cerebral palsy
  • S. (Multiple sclerosis)
  • Headaches

Gentle manipulation is applied in order to mobilize the vertebrae in various directions.

 

Results:

  • Reduction of pain
  • Reduction of the stiffness of the lumbar region of the spine
  • Greater functionality of the whole spine.

Craniosacral therapy (CST), or cranial-sacral therapy, was developed by Dr. John Upledger in the 1970’s and ‘80s. The central nervous system (CNS), which comprises the brain and the spinal cord, is enclosed in three protective membranes, the meninges, which consist of three layers: the dura mater, the arachnoid mater, and the pia mater, extending from the brain to the 2nd sacral vertebra. In particular, the arachnoid meninge is filled with cerebrospinal fluid (marrow). The brain ventricles lie between two distinct membranes.

 

The subarachnoid space, between the arachnoid and the pia mater, is filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Near the cerebellum is the largest reservoir of cerebrospinal fluid where we can easily listen to its creation.

 

Just as the cardiac rhythm (pulse) is normally 60 to 80 beats per minute, and the respiratory rhythm (approximately 14 breaths per minute), there is a craniosacral rhythm, approximately 6 to 12 cycles per minute.

 

Finding this rhythm, assessing its width and frequency, and then applying gentle pressure on specific places) we help the central nervous system come to its normal state.

 

Indications:

  • Chronic stroke
  • Paraparesis - quadraparesis
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Intervertebral disc hernias
  • Radiculitis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Various other ailments and pains

Results

Craniosacral therapy boasts the central nervous system, which is crucial for the regulation of health.

 

It is an effective therapeutic method for all the different sorts of pathological within the scope of physiotherapy.

 

Application:

 

With pressure, electro-acupuncture, Laser and electric current on acupuncture points.

 

  • Pain control
  • Quicker rehabilitation.
  • Therapy of myoskeletal dysfunctions and injuries.
  • Prevention of myoskeletal dysfunctions and repeated injuries.
  • Improvement of fitness and quality of life.
  • Energy balancing and relaxation of the patient.

More:

Specialized seminars are offered, with Directory Instructor Dimitris Panayotidis (Germany) and Professor Zhi Yun Bo (China)