Dry Needling

If you’ve ever heard of or tried acupuncture, you might be interested to try dry needling. These two techniques both use needles, but they are very different from each other. Dry needling can help reduce pain and also help quicken your healing process if you have any injuries that cause chronic pain.
ACG Difference of Dry Needling and Acupuncture

What Is the Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?

Dry needling is a treatment plan commonly done by a chiropractor or physical therapist to help ease pain caused by injuries. It can also improve your range of motion. If you’re wondering why it is called “dry” needling, it is because no liquid is injected into the patient. This is also called intramuscular manual therapy. Acupuncture is performed by acupuncturists and is based on traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for a much longer time than dry needling.

Both acupuncture and dry needling use stainless steel needles that are inserted into the skin and are believed to help ease any discomfort. Acupuncture is done to unlock a person’s chi or energy flow. On the other hand, dry needling was devised to stimulate a person’s trigger points or muscles. It is vital that you know the significance of each treatment so that you can decide what to try.

What Is a Trigger Point?

Dry needling is where professional practitioners will insert needles into a trigger point. Trigger points are muscles that are sore or those that are used with too much force or effort. This is also called a “knot”. If you feel that you have trigger points, you can consider getting a dry needling treatment.

Trigger points are sometimes sensitive to touch. When the process of dry needling starts, needles will be inserted into areas where there are knots. This will release the tension in the muscle. After that, you feel the soreness or pain go away.

ACG Dry Needling Trigger Point
ACG Benefits of Dry Needling

What Are the Benefits of Dry Needling?

If you are hesitant about trying something new, we’ve listed a few of the benefits that you can get when you try dry needling.

What Conditions Can Dry Needling Treat?

Here are the conditions that dry needling can rectify:

What Are the Dry Needling Techniques?

There are two techniques used in dry needling. Professionals will guide you and tell you what would be the best method for you.

ACG Dry Needling Techniques

We, at Advanced Chiropractors Group, can connect you to the best chiropractors in your area. We can guarantee you that they have the experience and necessary tools to do the dry needling technique. If you or anyone you know wants to relieve any discomfort or muscle pain, contact us now. We can’t wait to be of service to you!

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