Have you tried treatments, such as injections, surgery, or medications? Hate taking pain medication on a daily basis? Don’t know where to turn to decrease pain levels? Ever tried Bio-point acupressure?

What is Bio-Point Acupressure?

Bio-point acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of energy flowing through meridians, or pathways in the body that link our entire system, and are important for vitality. Insufficient blood flow and oxygen within these meridians impede blood and oxygen to the organs, bones, nerves, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, joints and muscle. Bio-points are acupressure points corresponding with meridians. Muscular trigger points are also often found in these areas and benefit from treatment. The technique involves applying deep manual pressure.

Acupressure therapy works when the therapist stimulates specific bio-points on the body through manipulation, sending a signal to the brain. The brain then responds by sending hormones to block the feeling of pain. Treatment stimulates the brain to produce a local and global healing effect including beneficial hormone and pain cycle changes. As pain decreases, oxygen levels in the bloodstream surrounding the painful area increases. Increases in oxygen help muscles relax, which helps to promote healing.

What can you expect from Bio-point Acupressure?

Positive results include muscular relaxation, reduced inflammation, and acceleration of blood flow, thereby improving pain, mobility, and strength. Improving the healing process often allows reduction or elimination of medication use. Treatment can also help lower stress levels and strengthen the immune system.

Common injuries acupressure therapy can treat include; back and neck pain, sciatica, tennis and golfer’s elbow, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, groin strain/pain, hip or knee pain, bursitis, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, thoracic and scapular pain, ankle pain, and shin splints.

Call today, or sign up for an appointment to discuss acupressure therapy and how it can benefit you!

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Physical Therapist at Freedom Physical Therapy Services
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Molly Rittberg received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to receive her doctorate from Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago) in 2009. She has since worked in an outpatient orthopedic practice where she worked with patients of all ages, injuries and disabilities. She has a wide variety of experiences including knee, ankle, foot and shoulder injuries, post-operative conditions, spinal rehabilitation and peripheral neuropathies.