MPS - Needle Less Acupuncture
The Seven Steps of MPS Pain Therapy
1. Parasympathetic Points:
Applying MPS Therapy to select acupuncture points in the wrist/ankles can significantly calm the nervous system and reduce patient pain levels. The singular point H7 has such a relaxing effect on the body that its Chinese name "Shenman" is literally translated to "body relaxer". The effects of H7 are similar to valium, (with none of the side effects). Treatment of this point alone can reduce, within minutes, over all muscular tension 50-70%, relaxing the patient and reducing guarding. Countless pain patients have reported elimination of all their pain symptoms with these points alone. more details or EBM research click here
2. The Autonomic Nervous system:
The Key to the treatment of almost all chronic pain syndromes in patients is the deregulation (or calming) of the autonomic nervous system, and the release of physical/mental blockages which seem to keep the ANS in "high" drive.
Upregulation of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS upregulation is also called hypersensitivity). This may be caused by nerve root entrapment, called radiculopathy, misalignment of the spine or mandible, emotional stress such as anxiety or apprehension, or scars which innervate or energetically influence (through the acupuncture meridians) the hands or face.
Whatever the actual cause, the patient is very hypersensitive and displays hypertonic muscles with very tender trigger points. These tightened neck & face muscles result in a patient's reduced ability to open the mouth.
In order to calm the patient and relax their muscles and reduce apprehension, there are several well known potent parasympathetic acupuncture points, located on the wrists and top of the head that significantly reduce the sympathetic nervous system, calming the patient, reducing muscular tension and permitting deeper tissue work without patient guarding.
The singular point H7 has such a relaxing effect on the body that its Chinese name "Shenman" is literally translated to "body relaxer". The effects of H7 are similar to valium, with none of the side effects. Treatment of this point alone can reduce, within minutes, over all muscular tension 50-70%, relaxing the patient and reducing guarding.
3. Scar or Neural Therapy:
This technique is well versed within integrative pain physicians. This technique involves applying MPS Therapy to each side of visible scars with microcurrent therapy in order to "repolarize" the local tissue and release fascia and muscles which are influenced by the scar. This technique should not be underestimated in its potency. Releasing scars involved with meridians and dermatomes that influence the pain site can sometimes be the single most important factor in the treatment of chronic pain. Inspect for involved scars in women in the front torso, and for men in the limbs.
4. Radiculopathy (nerve root entrapment):
Entrapment of the nerve root can/will have significant influence on, or cause, pain along the nerve pathways (dermatome). Nerve roots get pinched when the paraspinal muscles shorten and compress the roots. This is often due to poor lifestyle, ergonomics, traumatic injuries or congenital factors. The tissues and organs innervated by that nerve root will be adversely effected & abnormally functioning on a proportional basis. This is called Cannon's Law of Dennervation, and the law states; "any measure that reduces the flow of motor impulses will cause abnormal functioning in the receptor organ or tissue". A 50% nerve root impingement will cause 50% reduction in orthopedic functioning of the joint. Radiculopathy is the main reason why many physicians inject the paraspinal muscles for patient's relief of pain.
Applying MPS Therapy to the muscles on each side of a pinched nerve will immediately relax the paraspinal muscles and "release" the nerve root entrapment, providing significant relief to the suffering patient. Treat the neck for upper limb pain and low back for leg pain.
5. Structural realignment of the sacrum and spine:
The sacrum, which sits at the base of the spine, is the foundation of your spine. As mentioned above, the spine influences many pain conditions, so if the sacrum is out of alignment, so will the spine.
Tightened muscles, especially around the lower back and beside the sacrum (buttock muscles) can misalign the entire skeletal system by rotating the sacrum. The sacrum projects significant influence on the pain cycle as it directly influences the parasympathetic nervous system, which counter-acts the pain cycle (sympathetic nervous system).
The implications of this approach are profound. Many chronic disorders, such as back pain, knee pain, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue (to name just a few) have significant pain origins in the spine/sacrum. Relaxing the muscles in the lower back and around the sacrum help "realign" the sacrum and can produce immense long term benefits to the pain patient.
As a rule of thumb: all pain patients, regardless of conditions or symptoms, should have their lower back and buttocks (piriformis & gluteus medius muscles) treated.
6. Distal Acupuncture Points for pain relief - Treat the "Branches:
Traditionally acupuncture is the number one modality for the treatment of pain and disease. It has been employed for almost 5000 years and has a great deal of research and EBM to support it's clinical and at-home applications.
There are many powerful pain relief points throughout the body, but most of the significant ones are easily found in the hands and feet.
Points in the hands & arms have provided significant influence on head and face pain. Many upper meridians influencing the face originate in the hands and can be quickly treated with MPS Therapy for immense relief of pain the facial region. Li4, Tw3 and traditional "Jing" points located at the tips of the fingers are exceptionally potent tools for relief of facial pain and dental analgesia.
7. Acupuncture points for the treatment of limbic (emotional) conditions:
Emotional conditions such as anxiety and apprehension can only make a patient pain cycle worse.
MPS Therapy recognizes the influence and inter-relationship emotions have with regard to pain and homeostasis of the body. Underlying emotional distress can/will have a negative effect of a patient's ability to cope with pain, and in some cases, may be the direct root cause of that pain. It is one of the most powerful pain management techniques.
Each organ in acupuncture supports a patho-physiological role and is related to a specific emotion.
The thought process is that once the physical components of pain have been eliminated, the emotional aspects of pain are much more easily accessible, and the patient is much more receptive to releasing locked in emotions.
All pain & joint dysfunctions (arthritis) of the limbs must have some source in the nerve root. Therefore, releasing the paraspinal (erector spinae) muscles at the nerve root(s) that innervate the pain site will have significant and long term benefits to the pain patient. MPS Therapy can play a significant role in any clinical or pain setting by permitting the attending physician, or patient at home, to quickly isolate root causes of pain.
We specialize in treating with MPS. (Micro Point Stimulation)
- Back Pain
- Joint Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Stiff Neck
- Car Accident Injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Hip Pain
- Pulled Hamstrings
- Radiating Arm and Leg Pain
- Sprained Ankles
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Tears
- Tennis Elbow
We specialize in healing injuries with MPS. (Needleless acupuncture) caused by automobile accidents, sports injuries, and work place injuries. We can help reverse the effects of injuries caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and poor lifting habits.