Often compared to acupuncture solely because they both use stainless steel needles, dry needling is actually a very different type of treatment. While acupuncture is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture, dry needling is based on western anatomical and neurophysiological principles found in recent science.
Also known as intramuscular stimulation, dry needling places several filiform needles into myofascial trigger points in your muscle or connective tissue to release knots and relieve any muscle pain or spasms. If the thought of needles worries you, it may relieve you to know that it is so thin most people don’t feel it entering the skin.
Dry needling in Brisbane is intended to be comfortable and pain-free, achieving a local twitch response similar to that of a muscle cramp to relax the overworked and overactive muscles.