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Pain Neutralization Technique


What is PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique

PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique is an powerful, breakthrough technique for the treatment of chronic and acute pain. It was developed in the US by Dr. Steven Kaufman of Denver, who is both chiropractor and acupuncturist. He discovered after many years of practice that most patients in pain had multiple trigger points in various muscles. He then discovered that if he could neutralize the trigger points the patient would have a marked improvement in the pain conditions.

PNT uses neurological reflexes to treat painful trigger points and dramatically reduce pain. Dr Kaufman has had so much success in dramatically reducing pain with this technique, that he has a large following of medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists and physiotherapists, all using his techniques.

There is absolutely

  • no drugs
  • no injections
  • no instruments
  • no cracking
  • no twisting
  • no joint manipulation


How PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique works

PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique is based on neurological reflexes that can be stimulated with gentle fingertip pressure and/or tapping. One such neurological reflex is the GTO - Golgi Tendon Organ Reflex - also known as Inverse Myotatic Reflex. Muscle tendons surround each joint and reflexively monitor joint position and movement. This reflex helps to protect your muscles from injury. When a painful trigger point is found in the belly of the muscle proper stimulation to the GTO will reflexively inhibit the painful trigger point. This results in a dramatic relief of pain for the patient.

From Pain to "No Pain" in Minutes - Published Results

Dr Jonathan Wright, M.D., a Harvard graduate, and author of 14 nutritional classics, selling over 1.5 million copies, is one of the leading medical doctors in the alternative medicine field. Recently with all of the excitement around Kaufman’s PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique he sent one of his Physicians, a surgeon, Dr Gaston, to learn this PNT Technique. Here is a summary of the results that the medical doctor observed using PNT that was published in June 2013 Nutrition & Healing Journal Vol.20 Issue 3.

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“When Dr. Gaston came back from Dr. Kaufman’s seminar, he decided to keep very careful track of the first forty chronic pain patients he used the technique on at the Tahoma Clinic, so that he’d be able to answer questions about what range of responses might be expected from the application of PNT. Before and immediately after treatment, everyone was asked to score their chronic pain on a scale of one to ten, with “one” being a very mild pain, and “ten” being the worst pain imaginable. 100 percent of those treated experienced some pain relief. “Eight of the first group of forty (20 percent) had complete elimination of their pain with one treatment. Another eight (20 percent) had at least a five point reduction in their perceived pain score. “After their first treatment, sixteen individuals (40 percent) with “before treatment” pain scores of five or higher reported pain scores of zero or one.

Those who had partial relief with just one treatment returned for more, hoping for further pain relief, and haven’t been disappointed. When this was written, the “complete relief” with several treatments score was up to 23 of 40 (57.5 percent), and the others were improving with further treatment, but not yet totally pain-free.”

Almost 60% of the 40 patients with chronic pain got complete relief from several PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique treatments. Many of the remaining patients also had significant improvement, though not yet complete.

What are Trigger Points

Trigger points are tight bands and/or contraction knots found within the muscles of your body. Trigger points tend to be very sensitive and painful when pressed. Trigger points cause or contribute to many painful conditions such as:

  • headaches and migraines
  • neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • arm, wrist and hand pain
  • tennis elbow
  • low back pain
  • sciatica
  • knee pain
  • TMJ - Temporo-Mandibular Joint problems
  • Iliotibial Sydrome
  • post-surgical and non-pathological abdominal pain
  • neck and low back disc syndrome
  • and more....

For example patients suffering from Migranes often have trigger points in upper trapezius muscle, those with Sciatica often have trigger points in the Piriformis muscle and those with low back pain often have trigger points in the quadratus lumborum muscle and/or the psoas muscles.

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Will PNT hurt me?

PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique is very different from other methods of trigger point therapy as it does not use mechanical force for treatment. Most trigger point treatments (eg. Myofascial Release, Ischemic compression and strain counterstrain) use considerable force to treat the trigger point which can often cause a great deal of discomfort and pain.

PNT - Pain Neutralization Technique uses gentle tissue manipulation to switch off pain. PNT uses specific stimulation, accurate positioning and light finger pressure to activate the Golgi Tendon Organ Reflex (GTO) which allows the muscles to relax. This in turn relieves tenderness of the trigger point and improves the range of motion.

The often nearly instantaneous relief is truly astounding.

*** Does PNT always work? Of course not. Nothing does.

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