Interested in the added benefits of receiving dry needling from a registered acupuncturist? Our beautiful Gold Coast Acupuncture clinic can help!
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is the insertion of acupuncture or filiform needles into myofascial trigger points, commonly known as “knots” on the body, these trigger points can often cause and contribute to pain in the body.
How does Dry Needling work?
The practitioner inserts the needle in and out of the trigger point quickly to stimulate a twitch response, this may help to release muscle contraction and increase blood flow which can result in decreased pain, myofascial tension and improvement and restoration in musculoskeletal function.
Is Dry Needling different from Acupuncture?
Dry needling inserts needles directly into the pain area (know as Ahshi points in Chinese Medicine) with the goal to relieve pain and discomfort in the localised area, the true technique of acupuncture is not applied through dry needling because dry needling is just the process of inserting a needle in an area of pain. Acupuncture treats the body as a whole, the belief is that all systems work simultaneously, with the aim to restore blood flow and balance to body’s flow of energy or Qi, acupuncture recognises the bodies ability to self-heal through stimulation. Acupuncturists require a detailed knowledge not only of anatomy but also of the channel networks and connections.
What is Dry needling used for?
Dry needling targets;
- Muscle pain/tightness
- Strains and injures
- Headaches and Migraines
- Aims to improve flexibility and range of motion
- Aims to reduce pain and inflammation
And commonly treats the symptoms associated with;
- Carpal tunnel
- Planta fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow
Why should I see a Registered Acupuncturist to have Dry Needling?
In order to receive the best treatment seeing a registered Acupuncturist at Haynes Acupuncture can assure you the full benefits of lasting pain relief combined with restoration of energy and balance of the whole body. Acupuncture and dry needling can be used simultaneously to achieve maximum results. At Haynes Acupuncture all of our practitioners are registered AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association).
Is it safe?
Be treated by one of our highly educated and experienced practitioners with dry needling at Haynes Acupuncture. Our practitioners are AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) certified with a minimum of a 4 year degree and and continually learn through professional education. Many of our practitioners also complete internships in China.