There is another article you may want to read Aurora? Here is the link http://saveyourself.ca/articles/trigger-point-doubts.php The therapists intensions are all good and well Aurora but all shes doing is treating you based on what she has been taught and its all based and the travell and simons stuff. Shes read about vitamin deficiencies which all thats based on is people who have trigger points tend to be lacking in certain vitamins like b12 and vitamin C. I bet she couldn't actually name anybody who resolved trigger points by supplementing with vitamins. Ive read it time and time again the same old stuff with no evidence behind it at all. Believe me ive probably read everything there is to read about trigger points and I became obsessed with them as i thought id find the answer to my problems. The more you delve into it the more shaky the whole theory becomes. Nobody actually knows for sure whats going on in the tissue. Its all just an educated guess at the end of the day. Here is what John Sarno written about trigger points in his book Healing back pain. The term trigger points, which has been around for many years, refers to the pain elicited when pressure is applied over various muscles in the neck, shoulders, back and buttocks. There is some controversy over what precisely is painful, but most would agree that it is something in the muscle. Rheumatologists, who have taken the lead in studying fibromyalgia (TMS), appear to avoid using the term, probably because of its association with other diagnoses through the years. I neither use it nor avoid it, for I have concluded that these points of tenderness are merely the central zones of oxygen deprivation. Further, there is evidence that some of these points of tenderness may persist for life in TMS-susceptible people, like me, though there may be no pain. In the first chapter the point was made that most patients with TMS will have tenderness at six key points: the outer aspect of both buttocks, both sides of the small of the back (lumbar area) and the top of both shoulders. These tender points, trigger points, call them what you will, are the hallmark findings in TMS and they are the ones that tend to persist after the pain is gone. It is an important part of the physiology of TMS to know that the brain has chosen to implicate these muscles in creating the syndrome we know as TMS. Patients sometimes ask if breathing pure oxygen will relieve the pain. This has been tried and, unfortunately, does not help. If the brain intends to create a state of oxygen deprivation it will do so regardless of how oxygen-rich the blood is. He mentions that these tender spots tend to hang around in tms susceptible people although there maybe no pain. In my experience this is true. People who have recovered tend to say that the knots feel like they are still there but the pain is no longer with them.