Many people in pain, unknowingly, practice paradoxical breathing. This is short shallow breathing in which your belly is going in as you are breathing in. Regular controlled breathing should have your belly going out as your lungs expand to take that nourishing breath in. Try it. Lie on your back and place your hand on your abdomen. Does your belly swell as your lungs take in oxygen? Or is there barely a lump noticed when you inhale? This one simple exercise makes a strong mental note as to your intake of precious oxygen. Now try this exercise:
*Lying on your bed
*Place your hand on your abdomen
*Breathe through your nose fully. Fill your belly with air feeling it expand and lift your hand upwards.
*Repeat three times.
*Mentally make a note to practice this throughout the day in sitting positions too.
Trigger points can be aggravated with out essential intake of oxygen. On your bad days take special note of your breathing activities. Practice more regulated, correct breathing to lessen flare-ups.