Why Pressure Point Therapy Helps Improve Healing and Results

In my St. Louis chiropractic practice, we offer every patient Pressure Point Therapy along with the other therapies we provide. We find that even a short session of Pressure Point Therapy enables our patients to benefit from chiropractic adjustments better and go home in significantly better condition than how they felt when they walked in.

Every day, we see patients suffering from all kinds of pain and nerve interference. They may complain of any of the following problems:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling in extremities
  • Sciatica
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sinus problems
  • Headaches

Chiropractic can help relieve and improve these problems but adding Pressure Point Therapy takes it a step further.


The Purpose of Pressure Point Therapy

Properly administered Pressure Point Therapy removes blocks on nerve flows. The right locations for Pressure Point Therapy will feel like small knots or marbles embedded in the muscles. These knots will lie on or along nerve channels. Each tight knot will impede the normal function of the nerves along that path. Numbness, tingling, pain and poor function are the results.

With expert, experienced hands placing the perfect amount of pressure on these points, they can finally release. Nerve flows can normalize. Muscles in the area can now relax. In fact, Pressure Point Therapy may result in improvements like better ability to breathe, a stomach ache that goes away, a headache that finally vanishes.


How We Use Pressure Point Therapy in My Practice

We offer Pressure Point Therapy before a chiropractic adjustment or any time there seems to be a block to nerve flows. By offering Pressure Point Therapy before an adjustment, the muscles in the area of the misaligned vertebrae can more fully relax and move more easily into their right alignment.

We take our time when offering Pressure Point Therapy. The treatment may go on for several minutes, releasing one Pressure Point after another. This helps the body let go of tension that has been causing pain, tight muscles and so much more.


Another Advantage of Pressure Point Therapy

Some practices offer interferential therapy which is the use of a low-frequency electrical current that passes under the surface of the body. This electrical current is intended to stimulate nerve activity. The problem is that patients receiving this treatment lie down on a table and do not move for as long as 30 minutes. Some patients will actually feel worse after treatment as their muscles tighten up during this period of inactivity.

What we see in our practice is just the opposite. Our patients get up off the table when treatment is complete feeling better than when they laid down. The pain, aches, numbness and tingling they came in very often gets better just in this short time. We can go on to give them a very effective chiropractic adjustment.

Pressure Point Therapy is a treatment we offer our patients and also people who are not yet our patients, just to give them an idea of the effectiveness of our care. I am the only chiropractor in the Greater St. Louis area to offer Pressure Point Therapy.

If you would like to see how effective Pressure Point Therapy is in reducing pain, improving nerve flow and improving your well-being, give us a call. We offer complimentary Pressure Point Therapy treatments to share this experience with our community. Just give us a call at 314-652-3629 to schedule a time to stop by. We look forward to the chance to resolve those tight knots and get your nerves flowing normally again.


About Dr. Dustan Mattingly: Dr. Dusty discovered chiropractic after it helped him recover from an injury he suffered while in the military. Chiropractic eliminated his neck pain, sparing him the ill effects of painkillers and surgery. He graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and then went on to study additional chiropractic techniques, the specialized treatment of sports and accident injuries and nutrition. He also mastered the art of Pressure Point Therapy to improve patients’ response to treatment. With this specialized technique, he found he could provide increased relief from pain and muscle dysfunction and help a patient recover more quickly from the effects of stress or injuries.

By Dustan Mattingly, January 8, 2024