Clinical Acupuncture or Dry Needling
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce pain by stimulating your brain and spinal cord to produce more of your own natural body chemicals to reduce the pain, such as endorphins, serotonin.
Clinical acupuncture or dry needling is used in conjunction with our osteopathic treatments. The techniques of acupuncture can be an integral part in managing pain and inflammation. Our practitioners will advise accordingly.
“Very beneficial to my shoulder problem”
I feel my visits with James are very beneficial to my shoulder problem. Using different techniques along with massage has been different to other methods I have tried, would highly recommend
What is Clinical Acupuncture or Dry Needling?
This treatment is where a patient has a small number of very fine needles inserted directly and deep into muscles.
Dry needling provides a fast effective route to pain relief using fine needles inserted into trigger points in muscles. The needles penetrate deep into the muscles to relieve tension and increase blood flow in that particular area.
As the needles are inserted, the needles may hit stubborn knots which are inaccessible to massage. These knots can cause long held pain and referred pain via nerve pathways such as caused by whiplash or tension headaches.
Dry needling is based on modern medical science and practised only by doctors and qualified health practitioners following postgraduate training.