hope this helps! Tender points
, Trigger points and Pressure points (usually called acupressure points) are all separate things.
Tender points are part of the official FMS diagnostic as laid out by the American College of Rheumatology - where pain is needed to be recorded in 11 out of 18 specific tender point sites. However, this test was devised for sorting inclusion in a research study and was never designed to be a diagnostic tool. The tender point test is not a very accurate test, as the number of tender points found can vary as symptoms wax and wane...and you also need a very good doctor for the test to be remotely true anyway. Some people say that fibro tender points are latent trigger points, but they are definitely separate from active trigger points! Trigger points
Trigger points are hard points in the myofascial muscle that hurt to the touch AND refer pain and/or other symptoms elsewhere.
Acupressure (a portmanteau of "acupuncture" and "pressure") is a traditional Chinese medicine technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. Acupressure involves placing physical pressure by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices on different acupuncture points on the surface of the body. Acupressure points can do a variety of things including relieve pain.