What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It is based on the idea that health is determined by a balanced flow of Qi (Chee) or energy. Qi is circulated through the body via energy pathways called meridians. Each of these meridians through which Qi flows is linked to an internal organ system. There are over 1,000 acupoints on the meridian system that can be stimulated to enhance the flow of Qi. Acupuncture addresses illness by finding and repairing low levels and blockages of Qi in the body.
What Is Dry Needling?
The practice of Dry Needling is to improve Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal function. Specializations have advanced with focused models, including myofascial trigger point, radiculopathy, and spinal segmental sensitization. All are used to treat the presence of pain or dysfunction. The primary goal of Dry Needling is to desensitize supersensitive structures, restore motion and function, and induce a healing response to the tissue. As a result, dry Needling is exceptionally beneficial for quick and tangible results on top of other movement remediations. Due to the exceptional results, Dry Needling is popular with world-class athletes from around the globe to treat pain and dysfunction. It is quickly becoming a gold star technique in soft tissue and neuromuscular rehabilitation.
Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?
The answer to this question is no. Dry Needling is entirely different from Acupuncture. Dry Needling is a technique to treat the neuromusculoskeletal systems based on pain patterns, muscular dysfunction, and other orthopedic signs and symptoms, which depend upon physical examination and assessment to guide the treatment. Acupuncture is a technique for balancing the Flow of Energy or Life Force, known as Qi or Chi, believed to flow through meridians, pathways, in your body.
Both Effective Treatments For But Not Limited To:
- Neck/Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Hip and Gluteal Pain
- Knee Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
- Chronic Pain
- Athletic Performance
Is Acupuncture Or Dry Needling Painful?
Acupuncture and Dry Needling rarely cause any pain. The needles used are very fine, about the diameter of a human hair, and flexible. In most cases, insertion by a skilled practitioner is performed without discomfort. A patient may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the insertion area. Most patients find the treatments relaxing and may fall asleep while others are energized.
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