A physical therapy which stimulates the healing process of soft tissue resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology
Medical Acupuncture / Dry Needling is a supplementary treatment using fine needles that when inserted into specific points adjust neurological signals to the brain. In response endorphins are released which suppress pain receptors, thus adjusting the tone and contractile status of the muscle; having a therapeutic effect on muscular pain relief (not pathological conditions).
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the philosophy of Qi, Ying, Yang and Meridian lines throughout the body. Medical Acupuncture follows Westen approved anatomy and physiology principles. Insertion points of the needle may at times correlate with meridian points by coincidence but they are inserted in sites deemed necessary. The number of needles used and further treatment is specifically tailored to the requirements of the patient and treatment plan.
The fine needles are inserted into areas of highly irritable localised sites within the muscles; these are known as Trigger Points. It is not completely understood as to the causes of Trigger Points or their referred pain but the main aim of MA/DN is to sedate these points and the pain they cause. This is done by affecting the site of insertion, its dermatome area and neurological signals to the brain.
Although it is a very effective treatment it is not for everyone. I use this technique within my normal treatment sessions. I shall discuss its use and appropriateness with you should it be thought advantageous to your condition.
Medical Acupuncture will be incorporated within a normal treatment, there is no additional charge for the use of the needles.
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