Dry Needling

Dry Needling - Medical Acupuncture.
A specific treatment that targets your muscular pain. 

It is estimated that around 85% of musculoskeletal pain is due to myofascial trigger points and the highly noxious substances that they produce. However, trigger points are commonly overlooked when it comes to muscle pain conditions that are both acute and chronic.

Dry needling is the insertion of fine acupuncture needles into myofascial trigger points (knots). Myofascial trigger points are tender, irritable spots found in muscle fibres. They are those areas of discomfort that won’t go away, even when you stretch and move as much as possible. Trigger points even have referral patterns, which explains why you can experience pain in different areas of your body, which may not seem to be linked, but actually are.

 

By inserting a needle into a trigger point, the local area that is too neuromuscular active, is allowed to return to a state of normality, reducing the metabolic activity in that area, and decreasing pain.

 

Whilst the insertion of the needle is the same as acupuncture, the difference between the two is that dry needling targets myofascial trigger points and musculature pain, and acupuncture is focused on meridian lines and Chi blockages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefits

Dry Needling can help to reduce pain in a variety of conditions:

  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

  • Back pain

  • Migraines

  • Sciatic pain

  • Carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes

  • Medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s and tennis elbow)

  • Knee and ankle pain

  • And more!

If you have tried a variety of treatments that haven’t helped your muscular pain, then dry needling could be for you. It can be used in combination with soft tissue massage or can be used as a stand only treatment.

Have any questions about how dry needling can help to reduce your pain? Then contact us today.