Dry needling is the use of a needle (either hypodermic or acupuncture) into trigger points or areas of tight muscle. This is also known by several other names (myofascial acupuncture and western acupuncture). Dry needling is not the same as traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture although does use some of the same meridian points. We use it to help loosen up particularly tight bands of muscle or for very chronic conditions and trigger points. Unlike traditional acupuncture we will not use moxa. We will always offer you the choice for this and not just perform it.
If used correctly it can give immediate relief and long lasting relief. We will always use dry needling with our other forms of therapy to help make a speedy recovery.
If you are afraid of needles please do not worry, but do mention this to the practitioner when asked. We can get similar results with cupping or we will treat you in another way.