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Trigger Point Acupuncture

Trigger point acupuncture is our speciality. It is a unique and highly effective form of acupuncture developed in North America and used as a treatment for pain conditions. It is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Janet Travell.

Trigger points are located in soft-tissue, primarily in bands of tightened muscle fibers. Trigger points often develop as a consequence of acute or repetitive strain, muscular-skeletal imbalance, injury or disease. They may cause localized pain, referred pain, and reduced range of motion and function.

Whenever we are treating pain conditions we thoroughly examine the physical structure and musculature to find areas of tightness, constriction and trigger points. These are all potential acupuncture “points” used to treat a pain condition. When trigger point acupuncture is done, patients may experience twitching contractions of the tight muscle as it is being treated. This twitching serves to bring the muscle out of its contracted state, so it can loosen and regain normal tone. This allows better range of motion, and function and reduces or alleviates the associated pain.

Trigger point acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of muscle and joint pains resulting from injuries, orthopedic conditions, repetive strains and stress. We use it to treat the pain conditions of:

  • amateur and professional athletes
  • performers 
  • work or recreational injuries  
  • car or other accidents


New Paltz Office
Callie Brown, L.Ac.

108 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
Call / Text: 845-417-8562 calliebrown9801@gmail.com



Rhinebeck Office
Peter Dubitsky, L.Ac.

Izlind Integrative Wellness 6369 Mill Street - Suite 1
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Call / Text: 845-417-8429     pdubitsky2@gmail.com

Rhinebeck Acupuncture