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Dry needling is a non-injection needling technique and the western equivalent to acupuncture.
Unlike a traditional 'wet' needle there is no substance (saline, local anaesthetic) that is injected into the body.
The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. The needles are placed in muscle “trigger points”. A trigger point is an overactive, irritable point in skeletal muscle or fascia. Touching the trigger point reproduces the complaint of pain, so the therapist will determine the appropriate point for needling based on feel and reports of reproduction of pain.
Research has shown that dry needling increases the blood flow, blood vessel movement and micro-circulation throughout the body, which in turn increases oxygenation of the tissues. This helps flush waste products, toxins and other accumulated particles and chemicals from the tissues improving their overall function.
If deemed appropriate for your condition our Dry Needling trained clinicians will discuss the process with you and administer the treatment only after you have given your full consent.


Dry needling can help with NECK PAIN! Here is a study:

Dry needling can decrease pain and increase motion.

“When you have neck pain, the muscles in your neck are often painful to the touch. The irritable, hard “knots” within the muscle or connective tissue that may cause pain over a large area are called trigger points.

The researchers studied 17 patients. All patient’s neck pain began within 7 days of the start of the study. Half of the patients received trigger point dry needling, and the other half received no treatment. The patients who received the dry needling had better results.

Immediately after the treatment, their pain decreased by 33%. One week after the treatment, their pain was 66% less. Also, those patients treated with dry needling were better able to bend their heads forward and backward and to turn their heads toward the painful side of their necks.”
Source: Mejuto-Vázquez (2014) Short-Term changes in Neck Pain, widespread pressure pain sensitivity, and cervical range of motion after the application of trigger point dry needling in patients with acute mechanical neck pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2014;44(4):261. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.0502

Want to read more about Dry Needling?? Here are a few articles so you can do your own research!

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