Muscle Acupressure Chart

A trigger point is a place on the body that, when pressure is applied, refers (or “triggers”) pain to another part of the body. The point itself may or may not be sensitive. Trigger points generally involve taut, ropy bands of muscle fibers. There may also be hard lumps or nodules in the area.


Trigger points are formed when acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma leads to the development of stress on muscle fibers. Although anyone can have trigger points, they are frequently associated with a form of chronic muscle pain called myofascial pain syndrome. They are also called muscle knots, which is a dense mass of muscle tissue caused by a build up of trapped fluid that needs kneeding for flushing the muscle trauma.