Western Acupuncture involves the insertion of a very fine needle into a specific point on the body that is relevant to the symptoms that you are experiencing. Western acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence-based medicine.
Our Physiotherapist in Geelong is trained to use acupuncture needles to provide stimulation of your neurological, muscular, and vascular systems to promote the healing and recovery process.
This assists with:
Please note that a thorough questionnaire and consent form will be presented to you before administering acupuncture or dry needling. We use high-quality, sterile, and disposable acupuncture needles at your treatment.
Acupuncture and dry needling are forms of treatment where very fine acupuncture needles are inserted into the tissue (pierces the skin) in order to create neurophysiological reactions in the body and stimulate a healing effect.
Can dry needling help me?
Dry Needling involves the insertion of an acupuncture needle into the trigger point of a muscle multiple times to create a local muscle twitch response. This helps to release muscle tension, decrease pain and restore optimal muscle length and function. This helps to remove an active trigger point that is related to your pain and stiff joint.
Muscles often tighten to protect an area of the body that is injured. This mechanism can be a detriment to treating the underlying impairment. Your therapist will use the dry needling technique if during an assessment an active trigger point is detected.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING and after DRY NEEDLING SESSION?
For acupuncture techniques
the needle will be manipulated (twisted or slightly raised and lowered) until the sensation is achieved. This sensation varies for different people, but typically may be feeling of heaviness, warmth, fullness, aching, or numbness.
Dry needling & Western Acupuncture
some techniques involve manipulating the needle until a jump or twitch is achieved in the muscle. This helps release the knots in the muscles.