At The Health Lodge, we use dry needle acupuncture therapy to treat pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues. This can help to promote self-healing through the stimulation of anatomic sites.
Dry Needle Acupuncture – How Does it Work?
Our intramuscular manual therapy works by inserting fine needles through the skin into specific myofascial trigger points. This allows our therapist to tackle issues that are unable to be treated with physical manipulation. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to restore balance and evoke natural healing responses, without the use of medication.
During your first acupuncture session at The Health Lodge, you will be asked about your medical history. A potential physical examination may also be needed, dependent on your individual health issues. We will then be able to advise you with the best suited treatment plan for your needs.
How Can Acupuncture Help Me?
Dry needle acupuncture is commonly undertaken as part of a larger treatment plan that can help to restore a sense of well-being back to the individual.
The acupuncture therapy sessions that we offer at The Health Lodge can help to relieve pain by releasing individual trigger points. This then works to reduce muscle tension and improve a patient’s range of motion. In turn, this can help to accelerate a patient’s return back to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Many patients report feeling very relaxed following their acupuncture treatment, with little or no discomfort experienced.
The number of acupuncture treatments required tends to vary between patients. Some people report experiencing relief after just several sessions, whereas for more chronic conditions, patients often require frequent treatments over a longer period of time. This all depends on your personal health needs, and what you are looking to gain from your dry needle acupuncture treatment.