Dear Valued Patients,
We are excited to share some valuable information about dry needling and acupuncture.
At Acupuncture Together, we have always been committed to providing you with the highest quality holistic care and alternative healing solutions.
One such care is dry needling, which is often misunderstood as being separate from acupuncture. In reality, dry needling is a form of acupuncture therapy that focuses on releasing muscular trigger points and relieving pain and tension, it can also be referred to as orthopedic acupuncture.
So, what exactly is dry needling? Dry needling involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points in the body, just like traditional acupuncture. However, unlike acupuncture, dry needling primarily targets muscle tissue and is based on Western medical principles. It works by stimulating the trigger points or knots in muscles, fascia, and connective tissues to promote healing and alleviate pain.
At Acupuncture Together, our skilled practitioners integrate dry-needling techniques into our comprehensive approach to acupuncture. By combining the best aspects of traditional Chinese medicine with evidence-based dry needling, we offer you a well-rounded and effective treatment experience.
Here are some key benefits of dry needling:
- Pain Relief: Dry needling is particularly effective in reducing acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain by targeting trigger points. It helps release tension, improve circulation, and restore proper muscle function.
- Improved Range of Motion: By addressing muscular imbalances and reducing tightness, dry needling can enhance flexibility and range of motion. It can be especially beneficial for athletes and individuals recovering from injuries.
- Faster Recovery: Dry needling promotes tissue healing by increasing blood flow, stimulating the release of endorphins, and reducing inflammation. This can significantly accelerate your recovery process.
- Complementary Treatment: When combined with traditional acupuncture, dry needling can enhance the overall effectiveness of your treatment plan. It allows us to address both the energetic imbalances and the physical aspects of your health.
At Acupuncture Together, our experienced practitioners are trained in both acupuncture and dry needling. We carefully evaluate your condition and create personalized treatment plans to address your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, improved mobility, or enhanced well-being, we are here to support you every step of the way.
Remember, your health and comfort are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns about dry needling or any other aspect of your treatment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. We’re always here to provide guidance and ensure your experience at Acupuncture Together is exceptional.
Thank you for choosing Acupuncture Together as your trusted partner in holistic healing. We look forward to continuing to serve you with excellence.
Wishing you vibrant health and happiness,
The Acupuncture Together Team
CLARIFYING MYTHS & MISINFORMATION
Patients regularly contact us to inquire about the difference between acupuncture and dry needling. Here is a document published by the American Society of Acupuncturists that will help you gain clarity.