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Dry Needling involves applying sterile, liquidless needles to the affected tension-tight, inflamed areas of the body or trigger points. During dry needling, the physical therapist inserts several thin, sharp, stainless steel needles that pierce your skin. No liquids are injected into your body, hence “dry needling.”
Many people confuse dry needling with acupuncture. Both techniques use the same needles but the techniques and philosophy of treatment is different. Acupuncture targets points along meridian lines, representing bodily organs, to restore balance and proper energy flow to your body.
Dry needling targets specific muscle groups to pierce and apply intense stimulation, which gets your muscles to spasm or release. Dry needling pierces the skin aiming for particular trigger points within your muscles to release tension and produce a healing response. The benefits of dry needling include:
- Reducing muscle pain
- Improved flexibility and range of motion
- Increased muscular blood flow
- Reduced muscle spasm
- Lowers muscle tension
- Accelerates your body’s natural healing processes
Dry needling is useful for all types of muscle pain as well as sports injuries, migraines, neck and low back pain, joint pain, scar immobility, foot pain and pelvic pain.
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