What is Dry needling therapy?
The method is nearly simple, including the gentle insertion of fine, short, stainless steel needles into the skin to relieve sharp pain. They are introduced to as “dry” because they don’t inject any fluid into the body.
The needles are put into “trigger points” of muscle that are usually knotted or are areas of care to ease and reduce issues associated with muscles and tissue. Other than reducing pain, the small and precise insertion into the skin also helps our clients by:
- Improving circulation
- Increasing range of motion
- Improving flexibility
- Reducing inflammation
- Restoring imbalances from constricted muscles.
Our strategy is to use this form of care at New You Chiropractic in conjunction with other treatments to improve recovery. As a form of therapy, it helps reduce tightness in large areas of muscle. We assess your condition, consult and determine whether this treatment is suitable as part of your way to recovery and the best way forward for your plan.
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In and out techniques
In and out techniques, also called pistoning, periosteal pecking or sparrow pecking. All of which exhibit the needle being moved in an upward and downward position, not leaving the muscle until the end of the session. In other words, the needles don’t sit idle in the muscle for long, they are being constantly moved up and down, stimulating the healing response.
The research behind this technique is that it may stimulate the growth of new capillaries in the soft tissues, thus improving healing and recovery.
Non trigger point technique
Another type of dry needling is called non-trigger point technique. As the name suggests, it does not involve the needle to be inserted into the painful knot/active trigger point. This approach is a more broad spectrum technique which involves working on different parts of the central nervous system and its pain centres.
The therapist will insert the needles around the injured or affected area, to promote the desired outcome of pain relief. This technique is not as painful as traditional dry needling, and can have a therapeutic effect on large muscle groups.