Dry needling is recognised as the Western version of acupuncture. The purpose of dry needling treatment is to help reduce tension in muscles by targeting the muscle's tender points, often referred to as trigger points or knots. The presence of these tender points can cause what is known as referred pain, where discomfort spreads in a recognised pattern to other parts of the body. Dry needling is said to improve circulation to the muscle, and encourage the release of natural opioids and endorphins. It is often used in conjunction with other forms of treatment to facilitate a more rapid recovery.
Dry needling can be highly effective in treating conditions such as:
- Back and Neck pain.
- Hip and Shoulder pain.
- Tennis and Golfer’s elbow.
- General muscle aches and tightness.
- Sports Injuries.
- Tendon Injuries.