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Dry needling and acupuncture are two different treatment techniques that involve the insertion of fine needles into the skin. While they may seem similar, there are some key differences between the two practices.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that has been around for over 2,000 years. The practice involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to balance the flow of energy, or "Qi," through the body's meridians. Acupuncture needles are inserted along the body's meridians, which are considered pathways of energy flow. The needles are left in place for a period of time and then removed.
Dry needling, on the other hand, is a relatively new technique that has been developed in the West. It involves the insertion of needles into "trigger points," or tight bands of muscle tissue that can cause pain and discomfort. Dry needling is based on the principles of modern Western medicine and neurophysiology. The needles are inserted into the trigger points and moved around to help release tension in the muscles.
Here are some of the key differences between acupuncture and dry needling:
Purpose: Acupuncture is used to balance the flow of energy through the body, while dry needling is used to release tension and alleviate pain in the muscles.
Technique: Acupuncture needles are inserted along the body's meridians, while dry needling needles are inserted into specific points in the muscles.
Tradition: Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that has been used for thousands of years, while dry needling is a relatively new technique that has been developed in the West
Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting needles into the skin at specific trigger points to help alleviate muscle pain.
During the session, the therapist will use short, thin needles to target specific trigger points in order to relieve muscle tension and promote healing. The needles used in dry needling therapy are much thinner than those used in acupuncture, so they can be inserted into deeper layers of tissue without causing any discomfort.
It is important to note that dry needling does not involve any medications or herbal remedies; instead, it works on the principle of releasing tension in specific areas of pain using only needles. While some people may feel a slight prick when the needle goes in, most people report no significant discomfort during their dry needling sessions.
After treatment, patients usually experience a feeling of relaxation and increased range of motion as their muscles relax and become less tight. Dry needling can be effective for many conditions that cause muscle pain, including sports injuries, sciatica, neck pain, frozen shoulder syndrome, headaches and more.
The power of dry needling is used to treat tightness, pain, and dysfunction in the body, this therapy has become increasingly popular for its ability to bring about lasting relief and improved quality of life.
- Relief from pain & tightness
- Treatment of chronic conditions
- Reduction in muscle tension & spasms
- Improved Mobility & Functionality
- Safe & effective procedure
- Faster recovery time than other treatments
- Decrease inflammation & soreness
- Minimal side effects or risk of damage to surrounding tissue