Dry Needling & Therapeutic Massage
Many painful symptoms are caused by the development of trigger points within the muscles and connective tissues of the body. These can develop as a result of imbalances in the body, as a result of overuse or incorrect use of the body, or as a result of injury. Following identification of trigger points, needling techniques can deactivate them and reduce the pain associated with them. Acupuncture needles can be used to treat muscle spasms and release them are capable of releasing them, thus allowing the body to return more quickly to normal. Sometimes pain arises as a result of chronic irritation and strain to structures of the body. Inflammation and pain develops with the result that the muscles tighten and shorten. Dry needling can stimulate local healing processes as well as releasing trigger points and shortened muscles. The difference here is that needles are left in for much shorter amounts of time than standard acupuncture. Our medical acupuncturist combines the above technique with gentle massage to quickly and effectively relieve many troublesome muscular aches, pains and strains.