Dry Needling Blogs
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complimentary treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
How does it work?
There are two viewpoints to how acupuncture works: the Western medicine or Eastern medicine viewpoint. Western Medicine suggests that the needles stimulate sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles. This results in the body producing pain relieving substances such as pain-relieving endorphin's. Eastern Medicine suggests that an energy, or ‘life force’ known as Qi, flows through the body in channels called meridians. It is believed that when this Qi doesn’t flow freely it can cause illness.
Acupuncture can help with: • Headaches or Migraines • Muscle tightness or spasm • Back pain • Specific problems such as: Osteoarthritis, Tennis Elbow or Frozen Shoulder (to name just a few!)