HOW DOES IT WORK?
Dry needling increases opoid levels, therefore decreases pain. It also works on the pain-gate theory - where only one pain message can be recieved by the brain from one area at only on time. Normal slow dull aching messages form an injury can be ínterecepted' by the needle message It helps reduce localised swelling, improves natural anti-inflammatory response and tissue re-modelling, as well as improves the alignment of connective tissue and scar tissue breakdown. With trigger points, needling into the trigger point will reduce the spasm and relieve not only the local pain but also the referred pain. Dry needling improves circulation which is beneficial to an injured area that has compromised blood flow. Careful and specific placement of the needles in the body will relieve the pressure often at times on a nerve. By relieving that pressure it allows the blood to flow into an injured area. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, acupuncture or dry needling can offer great results and if practised well there is also a remarkable absence of the post treatment tissue soreness often experienced by the subject following other manual therapy interventions.