Look for more to assist with your soft tissue treatments? We combine or use Dry Needling as a stand alone treatment to reduce pain and restore function by using single use, sterile needles to target myofascial trigger points
Dry Needling and Acupuncture
While they both share the similar areas targeted and the same type of needles the main difference is that Acupuncture focuses on the flow of Qi and it’s energy channels, while Dry Needling focuses on releasing specific muscular tension points(trigger points or myofascial trigger points)
What are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are a group of muscular fibres that have not returned back to their normal resting state. Some cause soreness or achiness and commonly referred to as “knots”. These trigger points can refer pain to other areas through pain referral (through its own patterns not associated with neural or dermatome pathways) or they can refer once squeezed (or compressed)
When is Dry Needling Appropriate?
First, you need to be ok with needles.
After that, Dry needling can be used in most of the same circumstances as massage. It is fantastic for people that are experiencing a lot of pain and massage might be too much for them and/or some people just feel needles give better results for specific ailments.