Trigger Point Dry Needling...
Dry needling is an effective and
efficient therapy method for the treatment of myofascial trigger
The approach is based on Western anatomical and physiological
principles. The technique utilizes acupuncture needles to release
trigger points in muscle, but in all other aspects it is different to
traditional Chinese acupuncture.
Doctors first described trigger point
injections in the early 1940’s, performed by injecting trigger points
with analgesics. Through the years it has been shown that it is not the
substance that is being injected that is providing the therapeutic
benefit, but rather the mechanical stimulus of the needle hitting the
There are a number
hypotheses as to the reasons why dry needling works. Dry
the subsequent local twitch responses may mechanically
contracted nature of the trigger point. Dry needling
sensors in the body which modulate pain signals. Dry
needling can cause
local biochemical changes and result in an increase of blood
flow in the
trigger point area.
The benefits of trigger point release through dry needling include a decrease in the tightness and the pain associated with a particular muscle. Often times an immediate improvement is noted.
Other important aspects of musculoskeletal improvement of pain and function requires addressing possible contributing factors, which includes the presence of joint or spinal dysfunction, postural imbalances, poor coordination of movement and poor posture and body mechanics with activities of daily living.
If you have suffered pain or tightness of muscular origin, I would urge you to consider the possibility of trigger point dry needling as a treatment option. It has made a world of difference in many people’s lives.
If you're interested in trying dry needling then book an appointment today. Feel free to phone me on 9969 6925, book an appointment online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.