What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling involves the application of acupuncture needles into tight, painful areas in your muscles known as “Trigger Points”, or sometimes referred to as “knots” in the muscles. Dry needling has been proven to be a very effective way of relaxing muscle spasm, reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
Dry Needling is performed to elicit a healing response in these tissues, but is different to traditional acupuncture as it is not necessarily aimed at specific “acupuncture” points.
Dry needling is often referred to as western acupuncture, it has a different philosophy from traditional acupuncture which is based on Chinese medicine. Dry needling has derived this term as the needle is solid and is not injecting any type of saline or other solution into the body.
Research has shown that acupuncture increases the micro-circulation, blood flow & blood vessel movement throughout the body, which in turn increases oxygenation of the tissues. This helps flush toxins, waste products & other accumulated particles & chemicals from the tissues improving their overall function.
What can Dry Needling you help with?
- Migraines & Headaches
- Reduce Swelling
- Muscle Rehabilitation
- Sports injuries
- Aches & Pains
- Ease Muscle Tension
- Flush Tissue Toxins
- Improve Blood flow & circulation
Dry needling has proved very effective when combined with sports massage, there is no extra charge to combine these treatments during your appointment time.
For more information and further advice to find out if dry needling is right for you, please contact us and ask to speak to our specialist Rachael.