Dry needling is another type of Acupuncture. Acupuncture is defined as the insertion of solid needles into the body for therapeutic purposes.
Medical Acupuncture can be performed in two different ways, targeting trigger points or not. If the practitioner finds ‘trigger points’ in the muscle they can insert the needle directly into the trigger point. Trigger points are also sometimes referred to as ‘knots’ and are pain areas in the muscle that can refer pain to points in other areas of the body.
Needling these trigger points can relieve the pain both locally and in the other areas. When there are no trigger points the muscle itself is needled and this needle can interrupt the messages that are transmitted from the muscle to the central nervous system, i.e. your brain, and therefore change your perception on pain.
Most first timers want to know if medical acupuncture hurts, and the answer depends on the patient. Some people experience some pain where the needle is inserted and sometimes pain is felt in other areas. It is very unique what you feel and you will never know until you experience it. At the RJ Clinic medical acupuncture is used alongside our osteopathy, it is another way of providing our patients with the highest level of patient care.
Chinese or traditional acupuncture is a very specialist form of therapy and should not be confused with Dry Needling, if you would like acupuncture we can recommend other therapists who work alongside the clinic.
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