Acupuncture or dry needling can be rather complex and it is important that you understand the difference between the two.
Acupuncture and dry needling use the same style of needle, but the theory and clinical reasoning behind the needle placement is where these practices differ. Dry needling is commonly practiced by allied health practitioners and it involves the insertion of a needle into the body of muscles for the purpose of reducing myofascial tension therefore increasing musculoskeletal function. Acupuncture, however, is a traditional Chinese Medicine approach that uses the theory of meridians and the placement of needles to restore the body’s Qi flow. Qi is the flow of yin and yang. Acupuncture is commonly used for pain management and swelling with chronic conditions.
Common injuries that benefit well from Dry needling include: Upper trap tightness, headaches, tennis and golfer’s elbow, shoulder pain and tightness, hip and glute region, hamstrings, calves and the quad/ITB complex.
It is important to understand at Insync Health we do not use aids in isolation, rather we use it in combination to accelerate the process to reach the goal. A thorough assessment will be conducted to ensure the issue is fully understood and to assess whether or issues are contributing and then a management plan is formulated.