Dry needling is the western version of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture. It uses the same needles as traditional chinese medicine acupuncture without the eastern philosophy behind it. It focuses on releasing tension in the soft tissues and through a series of complex interactions, causes an analgesic effect through the area. Specifically it is inserted into trigger points or knots in the muscle and when a twitch response is initiated it is taken out. The practitioner can increase stimulation through the area by twisting, flicking or fanning the needle to promote more blood flow to the area for healing.
Dry needling can be used prior to chiropractic adjustments to allow the body to relax and release tension. This will allow the soft tissues to be elongated and stretched out so adjustments may be easier to perform. Of course not everyone is keen on having needles stuck into their body. You are able to discuss with your practitioner before proceeding and they will stick to non invasive soft tissue therapy include massage and trigger point therapy.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. However, no referrals are necessary to book in your appointment with our practitioners.