Acupuncture/Dry Needling

  • Dry Needling is a modern treatment using very fine, short needles.
  • Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and uses similar needles to treat a variety of symptoms.

Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

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Dry Needling is a modern treatment using very fine, short needles inserted into the skin to ease muscular pain, such as:

• Sports injuries
• Muscle pains from injuries/falls
• Fibromyalgia
• Easing muscle stiffness

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and uses similar needles to treat a variety of symptoms, including:

• Pain
• Nausea/vomiting
• Headaches
• Menstrual cramps

Dry Needling

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Dry Needling has three techniques, each with its own benefit

• Trigger point technique: the needles are placed in the ‘trigger points’ of the muscle or tissue where the pain is most apparent. They remain in the skin for a short period of time.

• Non-trigger point technique: needles are inserted around the area of pain to treat a broader area of the central nervous system, as the pain may be a result of a greater nerve or muscle, not just the main area of pain.

• In-and-out techniques: the needles don’t stay in for long, merely pricking the trigger point and then removed

Acupuncture

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Acupuncture aims to remove blockages and return the body to its state of balance. This technique is very useful in providing relief for:

• Neck pain
• Knee pain
• Back pain
• Migraines and headaches
• Vertigo
• Lymphoedema

Acupuncture has been shown to provide natural relief that is more beneficial than classic treatments (such as medication use) with fewer complications and side effects.

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