What is dry needling? Dry needling can help individuals having severe muscle pain by puncturing the skin to promote healing and tension relief.
What is dry needling therapy and how is it effective?
Dry needling has proven to offer clinical results that other conventional medical techniques may not offer or offer with limited ability.
Dry Needling uses Trigger Points Specific to injury or pain sites as where Acupuncture is done with triggers all over, not just where the patient may be suffering or be having pain.
Acupuncture is done all of over the body to ensure overall health and well being – needles are added to multiple points on the body.
How does Dry Needling work?
Dry needling, the process of inserting a needle starts with puncturing the skin, and then involves physical stretching the tissues (down and up or rotation movement of needle shaft) which creates lesions in the soft tissue. When the needle is removed, the lesions can remain for a few days.
How can Dry Needling reduce pain?
Dry Needling can reduce pain and improve an individual’s function – the trigger points can cause relaxation though the disruption of motor endplate.
Dry Needling has the ability to stimulate neural pathways which block pain by disrupting pain messages being sent to the central nervous system.
Dry Needling vs Traditional Acupuncture
Dry needling is the use of either solid fill form needles (also known as acupuncture needles) or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome.
Dry needling is a specific clinical technique for musculoskeletal pain and human movement dysfunction.
Traditional Acupuncture is a part of ancient Chinese medicine which is based on Chinese ancient philosophy and clinical experience to treat human diseases.
Dry needling is a modern clinical technique practiced all over the world by health care professionals who deal with musculoskeletal dysfunction. Dry Needling is often called a “Western” form of Acupuncture. Professionals who are usually certified to perform Dry needle therapy include medical physicians, chiropractors and physical therapists.