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​​​​​​Myofascial Therapy (Trigger Point Therapy or Neuromuscular Therapy)​



What is it?

A unique therapy developed by Dr. Malka which combines the two most effective treatments for muscle and joint pain: Acupuncture and Chiropractic.

 Acupractic Involves:  Chiropractic, Acupuncture including: Dry Needling (acupuncture of Trigger Points), Cupping, Myofascial Decompression, Myofascial Therapy (a deep tissue massage technique), Ultrasound, stretches & exercises, as well as Chinese formulas

Acupractic is effective in treating:

  •  Tension Headaches

  •  Sciatica (referred leg pain)

  •  "Mouse Arm" (referred arm pain) from computer work 

  •   Neck and Low Back pain

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Relevant Articles:


Myofascial Release by John F. Barnes, P.T. 

"Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures on pain sensitive structures that do not sow you on many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, MRI's, etc.  The medical approach is to drug patients so they temporarily free from pain, but does nothing about the pressure causing the pain and perpetuating the symptoms.  This is who so many patients only have temporary results. Myofascial release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex by eliminating the pressure that causes the symptoms."


Emphasis on Wellness at APHA Meeting, Feb. 2013 by Beth Sommers, MS, PhD, LAc, and Kristin Porter, MS, MAc, LAc 

"A surprise visit to the event was Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  Her remarks addressed the need and status of health care reform in the U.S.  Over 20 oral presentations spanned the entire range of complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, Ayurveda medicine, yoga, chiropractic care, mind/body techniques, the role of spirituality and the use of these forms of healthcare by various populations.  The importance of patients self care and self control, reducing stress and inflammation and enhancing immunity, addressing pain, sleeplessness, and anxiety.


Got Neck Pain?  New study says chiropractic care and simple home exercises work better than pain killers.  January 19, 2012 Elizabeth Wells.

(Natural News)  Painkilling drugs are associated with dangerous side effects, addition, and overdose.  And it turns out they are also much less effective than harmless natural treatments.  A new study shows that simple remedies like chiropractic treatments and home exercises relieve sub-acute neck pain better than pharmaceutical drugs - and without all the negative side effects.  Dangerous painkillers can (and should) be avoided.  It's estimated that 75 percent of Americans deal with neck pain at some point in their lives.  Neck pain accounts for millions of trips to the doctor every year.  The pain can be acute and severe enough to interfere with our everyday lives, but modern medicine offers little help.  At best, you get over the counter pain relievers or narcotic drugs, all of which come with dangerous side effects and are often not effective enough to get rid of pain.  A new study published on January 3, 2012 in The Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrates the power of alternative therapies for neck pain.  Participants in the study were divided into three groups:  At the end of 12 weeks, it was clear participants who engaged in non drug therapy fared better than those who received painkillers.  In the chiropractic group, 57 percent of the individuals reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain.  In the home exercise group, 48 percent reported similar pain relief.  However, only 33 percent of the pain killer group saw such results.  The long term benefits are equally impressive.  Even one year later, patients in the chiropractic and home exercise groups were still experiencing benefit far beyond the painkiller group and did not have serious side effects.  The painkiller group experienced an increase of their medicine and were running into more systemic side effects like gastrointestinal problems.  It is clear that pharmaceutical drugs are not only dangerous, but ineffective compared to safer natural alternatives for dealing with neck pain.



Dr. Brenda Malka, D.C., L.Ac., NMT treats back pain, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches, disc problems, adhesions, whiplash, pelvic pain, hip pain, migraines, carpal tunnel, jaw pain, TMJ dysfunction, neck pain, fibromyalgia, painful scars, scoliosis, sciatica, arthritis, pregnancy pain, ankle pain, wrist pain, tendonitis, shoulder pain, rotator cuff syndrome, radicular arm symptoms, such as, shooting arm pain, arm numbness, arm tingling, radicular leg symptoms, such as, shooting leg pain, leg numbness, leg tingling, sprain, strain, such as, neck sprain, neck strain, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis neuralgia, bursitis, stiff neck, bell's palsy, addiction, smoking, quit smoking, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, injuries, slip and fall, car accident. Dr. Brenda Malka, D.C., L.Ac., NMT provides services to patients from Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Reseda, Van Nuys, Northridge, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Canoga Park, North Hollywood, Burbank, Calabasas, Agoura, Thousand Oaks, Santa Monica, West L.A., Beverly HillsLos Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and many other California cities.



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