What is dry needling?
Dry Needling practitioners insert acupuncture-style needles into myofascial trigger points in the body. These myofascial trigger points are areas in the patient’s tissue, sometimes described as knots. It’s thought that targeting those areas produces a response in the body that aids pain relief. Dry Needling is used to treat a range of conditions like muscle tension and pain, postural imbalance and sports injuries.
So what’s the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?
Dry Needling is a Western medicine approach to releasing tight muscular bands and is more targeted at specific muscle-tendon junctions of certain areas. Whilst Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine approach that treats imbalance in the body’s systems, through the nervous and meridian systems.
Everyone is different and you may want to speak to one of our Osteos before you decide which treatment is appropriate for you.
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