Dry Needling

Craniosacral Therapy
November 8, 2020
November 8, 2020

Dry Needling

The precise trigger point therapy 

Dry needling can be quite an effective trigger point therapy for Myofascial pressure points. A well-trained physiotherapist or doctor pierces the trigger point with a sterile acupuncture needle. The needle prick stimulates the oxygen supply to the tense muscle fibers. Thus the fasciae again lower the inflammatory reaction, improves blood circulation and relieves tension permanently and sustainably. The puncture within the trigger point creates a fast local twitching reaction within the strain cord, which many patients perceive as a satisfying “pain,” and it gives a relieving feeling. 

History of dry needling 

  • Needles used for dry needling are usually 3 mm in diameter and 6 to 15 cm long. The selection of needle depends on the depth of the trigger point and also the dry needling technique. 
  • Needles used for dry needling are sterile single-use needles. 
  • Dry needling isn’t acupuncture! In dry needling, single-use acupuncture needles are used, but these two techniques are similar. In dry needling, individually diagnosed trigger points within the muscle are only pricked to release tension. In contrast to acupuncture, in an acupuncture treatment, general acupuncture points located in several sorts of tissue are pricked.
  • Dry needling emerged from clinical observations from the trigger point

Forms of dry needling

Dry needling is that drug-free needling of trigger points as a part of the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction syndromes. Also, it is a treatment of other musculoskeletal pain with sterile disposable acupuncture needles. There are two different sorts of dry needling:

• Intramuscular stimulation, IMS and

• Superficial dry needling, SDN.

With the IMS, the needle is pierced directly into the trigger point or the rigid tension cord; this triggers the strain cord’s twitching area reaction. Many patients perceive the twitching reaction as relieving; this sign is not the only way the therapist can know that the trigger point has been hit. The therapist can also know through the therapeutic value: the twitching reaction probably loosens adhesions within the fasciae structures. It reduces. It reduces the inflammatory reaction around the trigger point. 

Dry needling of the gluteus muscle

Dry needling of the gastrocnemius. Dry needling is often performed either superficially or intramuscularly.

Safety and hygiene with dry needling

The prerequisites for this are, in fact, thorough training and above-average three-dimensional knowledge of anatomy and palpation. The therapist must always know what structure the needle tip is in.

What are the trigger points?

The trigger points are weak muscles and are very sensitive to palpation. They will give pain (pain that happens during a remote area where you play), tenderness (pain on a low-intensity stimulus), motor disorders (weakness, the appearance of premature fatigue), and phenomena like excessive sweating within the affected area.

What are the advantages of drying needles?

This treatment is suggested to resolve muscle problems (back pain or neck pain), tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pain within the knee, and generally any musculoskeletal problems that they cause discomfort or suspect muscle-level restrictions to the person.

Besides, the pain related to trigger points has little or no response to analgesic, anti-inflammatory, opioid, sedative, relaxant, and antidepressant drugs, so that that treatment will be essential.

In this way, the trigger points are different from a contracture, which may be healed by massage, stretching, heat. These are often relieved momentarily, but the matter remains.

Does it hurt?

Athletes in Surry Hills may have these experiences after football practice or strenuous exercise. During this procedure, the patient receives the needle’s movements on the trigger points, causing some strange discomfort. But generally, it is a tolerable process, and it is also very effective.


• Dry puncture can’t be performed in areas where there are existing scars or wounds. Also, in places that are tattooed or have any markings.

• It isn’t recommended for people who have various forms of allergy. During this case, an allergy test should be administered beforehand.

These measures help with trigger points:

• Massage, manual trigger point compression

• Laser therapy

• Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

• Dry needling

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