Why do we use Shiatsu and Trigger Point Therapy together in one treatment when dealing with Myofascial Pain patterns?

What is common between Trigger Points and Shiatsu acu-points?

Interestingly enough, locations of myofascial trigger points, meticulously researched by Dr. Travell and Dr. Simons, show 95% to 98% of correspondence to the locations of the acupuncture ( Shiatsu) points which existence was discovered on the East more then 2000 years ago.

These resent findings of the Western medical research on trigger points and myofascial pain patterns shed new light on to the understanding of the mechanics of Acupuncture and Acupressure (Shiatsu).

Trigger Points Research on one side and Acupuncture and Acupressure on the other...

Each of them is a product of Western and Eastern medical thought respectively.

They are coming from two completely different perspectives:
one from intuition and meditative tradition of mindfulness;
and another from sharp logic and mind reasoning.

And nevertheless they have met. It could be considered to be one of those "Moments of Truth" where Eastern and Western approaches point to the same outcome.

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