Dry needling is a therapy which uses fine acupuncture needles to create a localised reaction within muscles. It is used to treat muscle pain, tension, inflammation and spasm which commonly accompany conditions such as arthritis, nerve irritation and muscles strains.
At Optimum, we provide dry needling to de-activate trigger points (knots) within muscles. This can reduce pain and spasm and also potentially reduce the need for pain-relieving medication. Occasionally, dry needle points coincide with acupuncture meridians meaning there can be overlap and confusion between how the needling is performed. If you would like further clarification please feel free to speak to your therapists.