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Dry Needling


Dry Needling

Acupuncture needles are inserted into skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. These ‘trigger points’ are tender nodules of tight muscle fibres which commonly elicit pain to a patient when pressure is applied.


The application of the needle to a trigger point elicits a twitch response, which can produce a very brief pain response. Patients commonly describe this as a small, cramping sensation.


This results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle.

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