You know those painful knots you have after sitting for too long?
They’re called trigger points, and dry needling is a cracking way to loosen them up. When the needle is inserted into the trigger point (or knotty muscle) the muscle may respond by twitching for a while. Scary though this may sound, it can do wonders to relieve the tension almost immediately. Kind of like re-booting a computer. Beyond the standard dry needling trigger point relief, we also use Western acupuncture to decrease the pain and discomfort associated with your condition. Acupuncture, once regarded as a mystical form of Eastern medicine, has grown in popularity as a potent cure for so many ailments. From pain relief and reduced stress to headaches, arthritis, and sinus problems, the ancient practice of acupuncture may be a cure-all for what ails you.
So what is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling? Well Traditional Acupuncture examines changes in the tissues through the prism of the meridians as well as the status of the qi, blood and fluids. Where dry needling involves needling directly into dysfunctional and painful tissues such as muscle and tendons.
Ever wondered what it feels like? Check this blog out for a little insight!