Dry needling is a treatment technique which uses small filament type needles (acupuncture needle) to release tight muscles and trigger points with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction.
This technique can be used to treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. It is especially useful for tight tissues which do not respond to traditional massage techniques.
It is perfectly safe for people of all ages and can be used for a wide variety of complaints. Although most patients describe it as unpleasant it is only short lived and worth the discomfort.
It is not used as acupuncture or is it in any way designed to work with Chinese philosophy.
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