A Misbehaving Bladder

By William Huhn


So many folks present with urinary bladder symptoms. Symptoms such as urgency, frequency, nocturia (getting up from sleep 1 or more times to pee), and leakage!


For over 15 years I have been treating clients, and long ago came to the conclusion that most bladder issues have a myofascial (muscular) source. Actually, it’s a myofascial trigger point source. Travell and Simons wrote about these abdominal TrPs, (T&S Volume 1, (1999) pg. 940) and the clinical evidence can’t be denied – i.e. treat the causal TrPs, follow TPT protocol, and usually the symptoms will go away.



Please take a minute to read this excerpt from a client’s testimonial.

Inactivating her trigger points was life-changing.


“I have been seeing Bill for Trigger Point Therapy. It has changed my life in more ways than one. Originally, I went to see him regarding bladder problems, and he found many other trigger points that needed some TLC. I had been struggling with my bladder for seven years, I had surgery twice and saw many specialists regarding it. After three sessions with Bill, it started to improve. I had so many trigger points in my abdominals, that it was referring pain (and symptoms) to my bladder.
I also suffered from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for 3 years, after about 2 months (8 treatments) all the symptoms I had were gone. By seeing Bill and practicing home self-treatment, to this day I am still symptom free. Again, I had tried medication, herbs, acupuncture and other methods and nothing seemed to work. All of the stress over the years had built up and caused a lot of my symptoms. Being a personal trainer I am very active and so a lot of my muscles had endured high impact and the stress of over-training. I also used to suffer from PMS, severe cramps and headaches – by regularly seeing Bill and doing home self-treatments, my monthly encounters are almost symptom free. It is such a great feeling…. I hope that even one person will read my story and be able to get some help for themselves. I truly believe that trigger point therapy can help with many symptoms, and if you have patience and have tried everything else, it will work with time.”


Active abdominal TrPs can also produce anorexia (loss of appetite), dysmenorrhea (very painful periods), excessive gas/bloating, acid reflux /heartburn/GERD, diarrhoea, and IBS.

Some of our clients present with ALL these aforementioned symptoms!


I hope those who are suffering from any chronic pain or other symptom, will investigate comprehensive Trigger Point Therapy. It may improve your quality-of-life.