Needling the needy for pain erasure


1. Headache Attributed to Masticatory Myofascial Pain: Clinical Features and Management Outcomes.

Costa YM, Porporatti AL, Stuginski-Barbosa J,J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2015 Fall;29(4):323-30
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2.Myofascial Trigger Point Release Massage Therapy Relieves Tension-Type Headaches.

Rahim A, Seffinger MA.J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2016 Jan 1;116(1):55-6
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3.Headaches and myofascial temporomandibular disorders: overlapping entities, separate managements?

Conti PC, Costa YM, J Oral Rehabil. 2016 Sep;43(9):702-15
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4.Myofascial Trigger Points and Migraine-related Disability in Women with Episodic and Chronic Migraine.

Ferracini GN, Florencio LL, Dach F, Clin J Pain. 2016 May 6
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5.Temporomandibular Disorders and Headache.

Graff-Radford SB, Oral MaxillofacSurgClin North Am. 2016 Aug;28(3):335-49
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6.The role of muscles in tension-type headache.

Bendtsen L, Fernández-de-la-Peñas C.Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2011 Dec;15(6):451-8
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7.Comparison of masticatorymusclemyofascial pain in patients with and without a chief complaint of headache.

Karibe H, Goddard G, Okubo M.Cranio. 2014 Jan;32(1):57-62
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8. Muscles and their role in episodictension-type headache: implications for treatment.

Bendtsen L, Ashina S, Moore A, Steiner TJ.Eur J Pain. 2016 Feb;20(2):166-75
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9. Prevalence and anatomical localization of muscle referred pain from active trigger points in head and neck musculature in adults and children with chronic tension-type headache.

Alonso-Blanco C1, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Fernández-Mayoralas DM et al: Pain Med. 2011 Oct; 12(10):1453-63.
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10. Myofascial trigger points and sensitization: an updated pain model for tension-type headache.

Fernández-de-las-Peñas C1, Cuadrado ML, Arendt-Nielsen L, Simons DG, Pareja JA. Cephalalgia. 2007 May; 27(5):383-93.
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11. Multiple active myofascial trigger points and pressure pain sensitivity maps in the temporalis muscle are related in women with chronic tension type headache.

Fernández-de-las-Peñas C1, Caminero AB, Madeleine P, Guillem-Mesado A, et al: Clin J Pain. 2009 Jul-Aug;25(6):506-12. View Abstract


12. Myofascial trigger points in children with tension-type headache: a new diagnostic and therapeutic option.

Von Stülpnagel C, Reilich P, Straube A, Schäfer J, Blaschek A, Lee SH, et al: J Child Neurol. 2009 Apr; 24(4):406-9. View Abstract


13. Referred pain areas of active myofascial trigger points in head, neck, and shoulder muscles, in chronic tension type headache.

Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C1, Ge HY, Alonso-Blanco C, González-Iglesias J et al: J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2010 Oct; 14(4):391-6. View Abstract


14. Muscle trigger point therapy in tension-type headache.

Alonso-Blanco C1, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C: Expert Rev Neurother. 2012 Mar; 12(3):315-22. View Abstract


15. Evidence for the use of dry needling and physiotherapy in the management of cervicogenic or tension-type headache: A systemic review.

France S, Bown J, Nowosilskyj M, Mott M, Rand S, Walters J: Cephalalgia. 2014 Oct; 34(12):994-1003.
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16. Improvement in clinical outcomes after dry needling in a patient with occipital neuralgia.

Bond BM1, Kinslow C2.J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015 Jun;59(2):101-10.
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  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"
    GIFO Fitness Studio,Coimbatore
    13 & 14th May, 2017
    Dr. Rahul Kannan 9789744020
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    24 & 25th June, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"Hotel Ganesh Mahal, Salem
    15 & 16th July, 2017
    Dr.Sankar 9865061000
  • "Needler's Meet"Chennai
    23rd July, 2017
    Dr.Logesh 9789321500
  • "Muscle Palpation Upper Quadrant"
    RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    30th July, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 2"
    RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    18th, 19th & 20th August, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"
    Hotel Royal Plaza,Chennai
    9th, 10th september, 2017
    Dr. Logesh 9789321500
  • "Muscle Palpation – Lower Quadrant"
    RMV Hospital, Bangalore
    24th September, 2017
    Dr.Rajkannan. P 9845903906
  • "Dry Needling- Module 1"
    Manila, Philipphines
    14th, 15th, 16th November, 2017
    Dr.Hyacinth hyacallao2014@gmail.com

The information in this workshop was valuable and relevant. It was more specifically useful than I expected. Dr. Raj Kannan has an amazing ability to readmore


This was a great workshop! Never realized it could be so easy to get this new treatment tool. The techniques you teach are gentle, easy and painless.readmore