Dry Needling is a form of therapy adapted from Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese system of medicine, where fine needles pierce the skin into selected points to correct imbalances in the body.
Dry needling uses western based anatomy and physiology to select the points, known as myofacial trigger points, found in muscles throughout the body. Many of these points correspond with those used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Stimulation of trigger points using Dry Needling can desensitise these trigger points, promote healing and enhance production of endorphins. Dry Needling can be used to treat conditions such as joint pain and osteoarthritis, inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis and disc pain, headache and migraine, back pain, as well as acute and chronic trigger point pain. Dry Needling is an efficient technique for the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction.