Dry Needling

Dry Needling Arm

Dry Needling is the practice of inserting thin monofilament needles into trigger points in muscles, ligament, tendons, fascia, scar tissue, and around peripheral nerves to treat neuromuscular conditions including but not limited to myofascial pain, joint and muscle pains, headaches, whiplash, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back and sciatic pain, plantar fascitis, muscle spasm, and most other musculoskeletal pain related disorders.

The practice of Dry Needling is similar to acupuncture and uses the same needles. There is a significant overlap of myofascial trigger points and acupuncture points, but dry needling is based on western medical diagnosis and theory related to pain pathways, inhibition of those pathways, and promoting a healing response, not on traditional Chinese or Oriental Medicine diagnoses, or on the theory of moving “qi” along meridians.

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