Dry needling is a highly effective treatment technique whereby acupuncture needles are used to provide an analgesic effect by activing on the nerves that supply the muscle and subsequently allowing the tissue to relax.
Dry needling which has also been known as myofascial trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that uses small filoform needles in an attempt to reduce tension in tight muscles. A small gauge needle is inserted into a tight muscle to relieve tension and muscle tightness. A local twitch response may occur in a taut muscle that causes an analgesic effect and is thought to act on the nerves supplying the muscle to allow it to relax.
Why does it work?
Emerging evidence suggests that Dry Needling may work by the principles of the gate control theory of pain and help stimulate the production of endorphins, serotonin and acetylcholine which help reduce tension and pain (Furlan et al., 2005).
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