Category Archives for "Q&A"

Treating Chronic Pain Part III – the Window

When you’re consulting with someone who has chronic pain, there’s certain windows of opportunity. Things that can make or break the process. In the video below, you’ll hear the story of how spotting this window helped a young man get out of the pain that was ruining his life. If you have patients who aren’t […]

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Treating Chronic Pain – Challenges and Solutions – Part II

Last week, I asked the health professionals in our audience what their main challenges were in treating people with chronic pain. The challenges are varied, because chronic pain is a complex problem. There was a common theme though: successfully treating chronic pain means your patient also needs to actively involved. Here are the rest of […]

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Challenges in Helping People with Chronic Pain

I recently asked the health professionals¬†in our audience a question. I wanted to know – how many of them look after people in chronic pain – and what are the challenges they face? The answers were very interesting. They’re interesting if you’re a health professional. They’re also useful if you’re trying to get out of […]

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Trigger Points: Why Do They Come Back?

Trigger points are an interesting part of the pain system. Are you noticing that your trigger points get better with treatment, only to return? I’m often asked this question, and the answer is surprising. I explain “Protection Mode”, and why this amplifies pain in your body in the video below. When your body is in […]

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Trigger Points around the Ribs

Ribs with abdominal muscles represent an area that might feel hard to reach, meaning that you won’t find trigger points around ribs that easily. ‘How can you self-treat a trigger point if it’s unreachable? I have a pain, which feels like a bad bone bruise under my lower left rib. I know it is under […]

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Are Bulging Discs Causing Chronic Back Pain?

We’ve noticed that people have been thinking if bulging discs causing back pain is a real thing, or not. Thanks…this is some great info. my main problem is that I’m also coupled with some type of chronic fatigue and 2 bulging discs in my lower back I’ve been battling for the last 13yrs or so […]

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The Tantalizing Balance Between Treatment & Exercise

Achieving treatment balance is very important and can sometimes be a little bit confusing. Here’s a letter from one of the sincere readers which we gladly answered. HI Jonathan I just read your passage on weak core muscles and I totally agree. The one question I have and have asked several times recently while attending […]

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To Moxa or Not…

Hi Jonathan, Is it a good idea to warm up trigger points with moxa before treating them on the normal way? I had a wonderful experience after using the moxa and then doing the triggerpoint treatment that you teach. Best regards Jos Hi Jos Moxa is another name for the Herb- Artemesia Vulgaris or the […]

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