Dry Needling

Dry Needling is an invasive procedure in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into a specific target soft tissue in order to improve or restore function and/or control pain

 

When you feel pain, a signal is sent from the muscle to the brain, which activates Primany Afferent Nocioceptors causing a continuation of pain instead of disappating. This is called the painful Reflex Arc.

 

A Reflex Arc can lead to the development of muscle spasm which can lead to the onset of trigger points and the associated muscle  spasm can last for weeks, months or even years.

 

The introduction of a physical stimulus in the form of an acupuncture needle results in a healing process by relaxing the muscle spasm/ trigger point. 

Treatment & Prices

 

30 Minute Session

£30

 

60 Minute Session

£45

Is it Painful?

 

Dry Needling is not painful, some people may experience slight discomfort but this lasts rarely more than 30 seconds. 

The healing process can cause many sensations; heat, tingling, numbness, a dull ache or just the slight pinch upon entry of the needle, but in comparison to muscular pains, the sensations are delightful!

Dry Needling V.s Acupuncture

 

Although the needles are the same, Dry Needling is not the same as Acupuncture. Acupuncture follows a traditional chinese medicine theory of Energy Fields & Flows where as DN follows a more western philosophy of treating myofascial pain and dysfunction.

Making an appointment

 

Want to know more, or simply wish to book in?

 

Please call me on:

07925 787883

 

Or use my contact form.

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