Clinical Acupuncture - Dry Needling
Clinical acupuncture or dry needling is used in conjunction with our osteopathic treatments. Our practitioners will advise accordingly.
What is Dry Needling?
The 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. In this insertion, the needles may hit stubborn knots which are inaccessible to massage. And relaxing these knots can release 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.