Motor Point Acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that is also a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It’s a technique that stimulates tight muscles using hair-thin needles. It helps to speed up the body’s healing and to boost your well-being.
Let’s discover more about motor point acupuncture and the conditions that it can help. Also, let’s find out about motor points and how the technique is done. As you read on, you will also learn the benefits of this technique.
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In this section, you will get to know what motor point acupuncture is and what distinguishes motor points.
Motor Point Acupuncture
This is an acupuncture technique that originated from China. It is the same type as intramuscular stimulation technique(IMS), which specifically targets short, contracted muscles, which are the most excitable areas. This type of acupuncture treatment is ideal for chronic tight muscles, sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain, and other disorders. It is also used to help in injury prevention.
MMotor point acupuncture helps to reset the most excitable contracted muscles to loosen them up so they can return to their normal function and reduce inflammation. Having an imbalance or tight muscles is a result of overuse, which is often overlooked, and in the long run, it causes pain and dysfunction. This technique is combined with other types of therapies to attain more effective results.
This is an area where we can find the most excitable muscles or a point in our skin where there is muscle contraction. Based on research, this is a cutaneous point, having the lowest resistance to electrical conductivity.