Acupuncture is the use of fine needles at specific points on the body surface to restore and maintain health. Acupuncture is part of a system of medicine that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.
More recent studies have provided evidence that acupuncture can in fact reduce pain leading to qualified health professionals adopting acupuncture as a treatment technique.
Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to treat pain and inflammation.
Dry Needling is a different treatment technique to Acupuncture. Dry Needling is the insertion of a single use sterile acupuncture needle into a myofascial or muscular trigger point, with the aim of releasing that trigger point and reduce your pain. Trigger Points are tight tender “knots” within the muscle which cause and contribute to pain and discomfort.