Dry Needling

 

Dry Needling is a range of techniques that consists of the use of acupuncture needles inserted into muscle fibres, connective tissue and myofascial trigger points to relieve pain, tension and dysfunction.

The needling induces injury signals to the brain which initiates a sequence of events to replace or repair damaged tissue, relax muscle fibres, reduce inflammation and increase circulation.

Inducing a local twitch response will relieve a trigger point of its symptoms and pain referral, pecking promotes growth and repair of cartilage, whilst threading (especially of the Achilles) assists in healing and reduces inflammation.

Dry Needling is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principals and can be used in a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

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