Dry needling is a popular technique employed by Myotherapist. It involves using thin filament needles inserted into the skin and muscle trigger points. Trigger points are focal areas in the muscle related to ‘knots’ or areas of tension. These may produce pain.
Dry needling involves inserting acupuncture needles into trigger points to treat pain related to the injury.
Dr. Andrew Arnold from Cranbourne Family Chiropractic adds, ‘Trigger points often produce tender spots in a tight band of muscle causing pain when pressed or squeezed.’
Is acupuncture the same thing as ‘dry needling’?
Dry needling is not Acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on a complex system of healthcare called Traditional Chinese Medicine. The intention and application, therefore, is very different.
Dry needling is also known as ashi acupuncture.
At Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, we have registered Myotherapists trained to use Dry Needling.
Sometimes a referral to an Acupuncturist is necessary.