If you have muscular and joint pain Dry Needling here's how it will benefit you:
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique developed by Dr. Chan Gunn and is extremely effective for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger points.
In simple terms, the treatment involves needling of a muscle's trigger points without injecting any substance.
The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. It should not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture. However, since the same filiment needles are used in both dry needling and acupuncture, the confusion is understandable.
Dry Needling & Myofascial
When appropriately stimulated, the nervous system's natural response is to begin a chain of reactions to aid healing.
Augmenting the nervous system response to a minute and focused noxious stimulus is the goal of dry needling technique. Neurochemicals, such as Endorphins and Corticosteroids, are released; the immune system brings white blood cells to the injured area, and red blood cells carrying oxygen and nutrients run to the site (inflammatory response).
Dry needling relaxes contracted muscles. Since the presence of the needle in a tense muscle may be painful, the nervous system sends the appropriate feedback to the muscle to inhibit or stop its spasm. This spasm is often the cause of the pain or dysfunction experienced by the patient.
So by achieving an inhibition or ceasing of spasm, dry needling can take away the cause of pain and dysfunction.
Yes, we only use sterile disposable needles.
Yes, we are qualified.
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