Welcome to the training page for
self-treatment of trigger points
that lead to Tinnitus and Headaches.
There are six steps:
Step 1: Watch the “Tinnitus & Headache – Habits to Avoid and Therapy to Apply” video.
Step 2: Print out the Self-TPT for Tinnitus Record worksheet
Step 3: Watch the “Self Trigger Point Therapy for Tinnitus – thorough EVALUATION” video.
Step 4: Watch the “What is the Therapy to Remove Trigger Points of Tinnitus?“ video. Specific, step-by-step treatment instructions.
Step 5: Watch each relevant muscle video and apply the What is the Therapy…” video for each muscle.
Step 6: Continue to apply the therapy that you learned, but much less often, to prevent the problem from getting worse again.
Risks with applying therapy to front of neck: There is a risk with this procedure. The 2 situations that present at least theoretical risk include much plaque in the carotid artery and hypersensitivity of the carotid sinus. The contraindication includes: probable presence of plaque or the presence of carotid bruits, recent myocardial or cerebral ischemia, or previous ventricular tachyarrhythmias and procedures and medication related to these(carotid endarterectomy: a surgical procedure for cleaning out the carotid artery and restoring blood flow to the brain. Other related procedures include coronary bypass, stinting or angioplasty. Blood clots are also related to plaque build-up, so look out for medications that include blood thinners and anticoagulants). You can read more here: http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=13879 and here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7983286. But, if you use the “Pincher” method I teach, you are much less likely to even involve the carotid artery or carotid sinus. Both are located deep to (under) the SCM. (See this picture: http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus558.html) The external jugular vein overlies the muscle and is not of concern.