(45) In a study done by Ibanez-Garcia et al (2009), they measured pre and post treatment pain levels using VAS.46 The externally applied treatments of neuromuscular technique and strain-counterstrain
of the masseter muscle in those subjects with myofascial trigger points occurred one time per week for three weeks.
A skilled DO can increase the rate of healing using hands-on diagnosis and any number of direct and indirect treatments (OMT), including myofascial unwinding, facilitated positional release, balanced ligamentous tension release, visceral manipulation, muscle energy, Jones strain-counterstrain
, high velocity/low amplitude, and lymphatic pumping/drainage treatments, as well as osteopathy in the cranial field.
She incorporates healing modalities into her practice, including but not limited to medical acupuncture, Chinese scalp acupuncture, clinical hypnotherapy, strain-counterstrain
osteopathic manipulations, and biofeedback.
After our initial visit, she expressed interest in trying acupuncture as well as strain-counterstrain
therapy to help alleviate her symptoms.
Five months into treatment, once her body had had time to "brew" the nutrients that it needed to heal and "tune up," I started weekly hands-on treatment, which included strain-counterstrain
therapy, acupuncture, cupping, hypnotherapy, and low level laser therapy to her joints.
The techniques include Strain-Counterstrain
, cranial and visceral osteopathy, fascial release, Body-Mind Centering, Joint Gliding, Zero Balancing, and acupressure.