2002 年 2 巻 p. 87-91
We have reported acupuncture therapy for shoulder pain and low back pain. The trigger point, the origin of pain was located on certain muscles in a patient with shoulder pain and low back pain. It is important to remove the origin of pain in treating these patients. Acupuncture stimulates trigger points with muscle twitch of the affected muscle and associated parts. In rehabilitation staff, not acupuncturists, finding and using the trigger points is not so difficult. They can reduce the pain with massage, mobilization and so on for trigger points to apply the trigger point acupuncture therapy. It is helpful to know the trigger points and treatment for shoulder pain and low back pain.