Dry needling, also known as Trigger Point Acupuncture, is a type of acupuncture which works on “trigger points” within the muscles. These trigger points are painful knots, which radiate pain to other areas upon pressure. It is used to gently relieve muscle spasm, to reduce inflammation in very acute areas as well as working on releasing long standing knots, which can cause chronic tissue changes.
Dry needling can be used as a stand alone therapy or in combination with other manual techniques. It can produce immediate pain relief, breaking the muscle spasm and relaxing the area. When you visit Balanced Body Clinic for the first time, a full case history is taken, including current symptoms as well as past and present medical history. Once a diagnosis has been reached, Moira will discuss the most appropriate course of treatment for your condition, taking into consideration your requirements.