Our Chiropractors at Pearl Coast Chiropractic have undertaken further studies in Dry Needling.
Oftentimes tight muscles with trigger points contribute to the pain we feel. Dry Needling uses very thin acupuncture needles to break down these trigger point and help release the muscle tension.
Dry Needling can:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce swelling
- Increase blood flow to help with healing
How Does it Work?
Research has shown that acupuncture increases the micro-circulation, blood flow and blood vessel movement throughout the body, which in turn increases oxygenation of the tissues. This helps flush toxins, waste products, and other accumulated particles and chemicals from the tissues improving their overall function.
When needling stimulates the nerve fibres in the muscles, impulses are sent to the spinal cord and different areas of the brain. These centres in turn release endorphins and other chemicals which block pain impulses.. It increases blood flow to the area to remove inflammation and stimulates nerve fibres to inhibit the pain response.
Is Acupuncture and Dry Needling Safe?
Despite the fact that it involves skin penetration acupuncture and dry needling are relatively safe treatment techniques.
The needles are disposable and are used only once.