Relax muscles or reduce inflamation? Our patients come with both most of the time. 

References:

Acupuncture for Chronic PainIndividual Patient Data Meta-analysis

Andrew J. Vickers, DPhilAngel M. Cronin, MSAlexandra C. Maschino, BS; et alGeorge Lewith, MDHugh MacPherson, PhDNadine E. Foster, DPhilKaren J. Sherman, PhDClaudia M. Witt, MDKlaus Linde, MD; for the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration

Article Information

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(19):1444-1453. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3654

One must keep in mind that dry needle therapy in our clinic is used in combination with other modalities. We are not a research facility and our aim is effectiveness. It is for that reason not possible to know which of the modalities we use has the greatest effect. We are not interested in knowing this. We are interested in our patients living without pain, physically fit and happy. 

 

The proposed mechanism of therapeutic function of Dry Needle Therapy is as follows: 

With the needle, which is an acupuncture needle, the therapist induces a "micro injury" in the muscle that has been targetted. The lession produces an immune response (that is why the area becomes "red") where blood and immune substances rush to the area. In order for there to be increased blood supply to the area, the muscle must then relax, and this reflex is how effectively, the secondary effect of reduction of reflex tension to the area is accomplished. As mentioned, our concentrated sessions combine several modalities and muscle rehabilitation strategies to boost your healing process.

We combine, as required: (Click on the name for more information if desired)

What our patients say about our offering dry needle therapy as a complement to our treatment protocols:

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