Dry needling

What is Dry Needling?

“Dry needling” means translated from English “dry needling; dry because the thin needle is used without medication. In this form of therapy, an acupuncture needle is inserted into trigger points (muscular tension). While this does involve the use of acupuncture needles, it is not acupuncture, but a physiotherapeutic form of therapy. Trigger points are those points on the body that are very sensitive to pressure and can cause tremendous physical pain when they are tense. Dry needling is most often used in combination or as a Supplement to manual trigger point therapy applied because manual therapy alone is not always sufficient. Through the application of needles Pain in the musculoskeletal system solvedthe stimulates local blood circulation and inflammations healed.

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When and how is Dry Needling used?

Dry needling is used in different areas of physiotherapy, especially in sports physiotherapy and orthopedic rehabilitation. Dry needling is popular among athletes because it is an efficient way of Form of therapy against strains, hardenings and tensions represents. Dry needling is recommended for various pains: shoulder, arm, knee, head, neck, back, groin, and general overuse. It can acutebut also long-lasting pain which can be relieved and healed extremely quickly and efficiently by dry needling.

Dry needling involves pricking the skin, but the sting is barely noticeable. Once the needle is inserted and the trigger point is hit, pulls the hard tension cord (muscle), where the trigger point is located contracts briefly and violently. This may feel a little uncomfortable for the patient, but it is an important part of the treatment and healing process (in intramuscular stimulation, IMS).