01 Jul The difference between Dry Needling & Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient practice within traditional Chinese medicine for treating poor digestion, depression, fertility, pain, anxiety, fatigue, improving sleep and more.
During the session of acupuncture, fine sterile needles are placed on specific points on the body and they work on the meridians of the body which are specific energy channels.
Dry needling is a process that also relies on small painless needles being placed on certain areas of the body, but the similarity ends there…..
The practitioner places the needles on areas of the body that are experiencing pain and works on the neuromuscular system. It is based on trigger point therapy. A system of pain relief that involves targeting and manipulating tight and painful muscle’s.
It is a way to get the muscle to relax and speed up healing.
5 reasons why Dry Needling is beneficial:
- Offers relief from chronic pain by targeting myofascial trigger points in all areas of the body.
- Easing trigger points in tight muscles helps restore normal muscle and joint function and helps restore normal range of movement.
- Improve tissue healing & pain by promoting increased blood flow to the area and causing chemical release that reduces pain.
- Dry Needling is a very safe form of treatment that is effective for:
– Lower back pain
– Hip pain
– Shoulder pain
– Neck pain
– Tight muscles
And it can be used in the acute of chronic stages of pain and inflammation!