Acupuncture needles are used to treat trigger points and taut bands of muscle. It is a very effective technique for stubborn spasm and sporting injuries. It has also been found to be beneficial with chronic muscular issues such a low back, shoulder and neck pain. It can also be used to treat chronic tightness and shortened muscles. It often works when other measures haven’t been successful. The technique is always performed within your comfort zone.
Dry needling is NOT Acupuncture, it is a western medicine technique that evolved from Drs Travell & Simon in treating myofascial pain syndrome trigger points. The needles used in dry needling are sterile single use and very fine.