Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT) is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive technique for pain neutralization developed by Dr. Steven Kaufman, DC, LAc. The technique involves gentle tissue manipulation to “turn off” the nerve-based reflexes that perpetuate trigger points and muscle pain, and is proving to be particularly effective in the treatment of chronic pain. Trigger points are tiny knots that develop in a muscle when it is overworked or injured. The knots are tight bands of muscle or contraction knots in the muscle tissue. They often feel like nodules and are painful when pressed.
Pain Neutralization Technique does not use mechanical force for treatment, and is quite different from other procedures for treating trigger points which usually involve some amount of pain during treatment such as deep tissue massage. Light pressure with the finger tips is used. There is little to no discomfort during the procedure. In fact, many fall asleep during treatment.
In this podcast, Dr. Gaston Cornu-Labat discusses how the Pain Neutralization Technique works and provides several examples of how it used in clinical practice. He has recently written a book, called PNT: An Unprecedented Revolution in Pain Management. It is available for purchase at Key Compounding Pharmacy.