Practiced in China for over 4000 years, acupuncture has lasted the ‘Health test of time’ and is now medically recognized as a potent form of healing for many conditions. Since the 1970s , western medical science has been researching a scientific explanation behind the effectiveness of acupuncture. They have found that there is a sound scientific basis for using acupuncture for pain relief and for assistance with musculo-skeletal pain.
Acupuncture and dry needling are used at Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy as part of an overall Physiotherapy treatment program.
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If you have a specific question, ask one of our therapists!
How many treatments will I need?
Treatments for both acupuncture and dry needling are normally combined with other modalities at Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy. The combination of treatment will depend on your condition and how you react to the needling will define how many treatments you need.
Is acupuncture or dry needling painful?
Dry Needling can sometimes be painful for some clients. It depends on your muscle tightness, injury, history and any other conditions. You will always have a choice regarding which treatment you want. Acupuncture is generally not painful as the needles are positioned over less sensitive and tight muscles.
What’s the Difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?
At Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy we have therapists who can utilise both acupuncture and dry needling into your treatment plan. Acupuncture and Dry Needling have different techniques and therefore, provide different outcomes. Your therapist will be able to recommend which is better for you.
Acupuncture and Dry needling both use fine-tipped needles (only about 0.25mm in width) to puncture the skin and provide therapeutic relief.
Dry Needling is a technique in which a needle is inserted into the muscle tissue. This allows the muscle to release and relax.
Acupuncture focuses on relieving a variety of conditions (muscle pain, headaches, cramping) by stimulating a person’s energy flow or chi.