© 2017 by Dr. David Buscher, D.Ac.
This past weekend, I attended a seminar on Motor Point Acupuncture, which is a powerful tool for easing muscle and joint pain. My go-to treatment for pain in the past had been Balance Method Acupuncture (also called Distal Needling Acupuncture), which is not local to the painful area. Motor Points work mechanically on the muscle, often induce a “twitch” of the muscle fibers reacting to the needle, and can have an immediate and lasting result—and there are ways of combining it with the distal needling technique I was already familiar with for maximum effect.
Whenever I clear up pain, it is always with a caveat. Pain happens for a reason . . . posture, repetitive physical or emotional stress, overuse, some nutritional deficiencies, etc. It’s likely to return or manifest in a different way without the appropriate care. But return of pain after the relief of reduction is an opportunity to learn more about it, how it comes and goes, how to dance with it in the days of your life.
Even as I help their bodies to release the pain, I ask my patients, “What did this teach you about how to live well?”