Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture, also known as Dry Needling is a technique used to treat muscular and fascial pain. The treatment involves inserting acupuncture needles through the skin into tight areas of muscle called trigger points or “muscle knots”.

 

How does it work?

Medical acupuncture works by stimulating sensory nerve endings under the skin and in the muscles to help reduce the muscle tension or trigger points. This also stimulates the release of pain relieving hormones and encourages your body’s natural healing ability.

 

What can it be used for?

Medical acupuncture is normally used as a technique to complement other chiropractic treatment techniques. This technique has been found to be helpful in the treatment of:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • headaches and migraine
  • knee pain
  • whiplash
  • tennis and golfers elbow
  • shoulder pain
  • gluteal pain and sciatic pain
  • Achilles injuries

 

Medical vs Traditional Acupuncture

As already discussed Medical acupuncture is used in the treatment of myofascial conditions by releasing tension in tights muscles and thereby reducing pain.

Traditional acupuncture is a treatment based on the flow of life force or Qi through the body via channels called meridian lines.

At Stafford Chiropractic Clinic we include medical acupuncture as part of our Chiropractic treatment. If you are interested in medical acupuncture or dry needling please book a Chiropractic consultation with Emma, Mukesh or Olivia.

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