Dry Needling Physiotherapy
It is not all the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, whereas dry needling is a western medicine technique, which needs to have a medical diagnosis. There is a clear specific understanding of dry needling which does not depend on any religious underpinnings.
Dry needling works by changing the way our body senses pain (neurological effects), and by helping the body heal stubborn muscle spasm associated with trigger points (myofascial effects). There are additional electrical and chemical changes associated with dry needling therapy which assist in the healing process.
It is important to see the needles as just one part of your overall rehabilitative treatment. Dry needling is not a miracle cure- it is a normal part of physiotherapy. It is vital you do the exercises and follow the advice your physiotherapist gives you in conjunction with the dry needling for optimal recovery.
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