Dry needling or Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling is the use of solid filiform needles (also referred to as acupuncture needles) for therapy to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. It’s a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia and connective tissue, and reduce or restore impairments in body structure and function. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS).
For Musculo-Skeletal Aches & Pains
Western Medical Acupunture
Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling
Treats Muscle, Fascia, and Connective Tissue
What’s the Difference between Dry Needling & Acupuncture?
Essentially “Dry Needling” is “Trigger Point Acupuncture” using “ashi” points (sore spots) done by a therapist that has no Traditional Acupuncture training, and is therefore not legally allowed to call what they are doing acupuncture. Dry Needling does not use the full range of traditional theories of Chinese Medicine. Muscles are dilapidated and needled where sore points are found.
Whilst dry needling techniques are used in traditional acupuncture, for an Acupuncturist it is only a small part of your treatment as other traditional theories of Chinese Medicine are used to enhance your treatment, getting you results quicker.
Whats done & how it works
I like to call it “pin the tail on the donkey” acupuncture, basically the therapist finds a sore spot or knot in a muscle, they then insert an acupuncture needle into it, usually using a vigorous thrusting technique. This causes a micro-injury to the area, calling upon the body to come and repair it. It also helps knots by helping to release muscle fibers that have become stuck to each other, improving range of movement.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic servicing North Brisbane and surrounding suburbs including Chermside, Chermside West, Stafford, Stafford Heights, Everton Park, Everton Hills, Aspley, Kedron, Mitchelton, Arana Hills, Albany Creek and Bridgman Downs. Treatments can include Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, Dry Needling, Massage, Moxa ( Moxibustion ), Electro-Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture.