Acupuncture and Dry Needling are conservative and non-invasive forms of care that utilize small needles to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms.
While acupuncture and dry needling are very similar, they do have differences found primarily in the intention.
The foundation of acupuncture is the notion that pain in the body results from an obstruction in the free movement of energy. In order to realign the energy flow and start the body’s natural healing process on a physical, mental, and emotional level, needles are inserted into specific locations on the body.
On the other hand, dry needling directly addresses the cause of your pain, or more specifically, the myofascial pain brought on by limitations in your muscle tissue.
In contrast to acupuncture, dry needling is used to alter or normalize the neuro-musculoskeletal function of the human body.
The goal of dry needling is to improve or restore a certain structure’s functionality, while the goal of acupuncture is to control the flow of energy or balance. Both treatments have amazing outcomes that our patients benefit from.
In each type of treatment, very tiny, sterilized needles are are gently placed into certain strategic spots on various parts of the body in accordance with your diagnosis and individual treatment plan. While you are relaxed and at ease, these needles are left in place for 20 to 25 minutes. Depending on the number of treatments needed, you may experience a complete absence of symptoms from pain or the ailments that brought you to our office.