Is it different from Acupuncture?
Yes, dry needling is not the same as Acupuncture. We both use the same types of needles, but our methods and techniques are different. Dry needling is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.
What is Dry needling?
Dry Needling uses a very fine filament needle to insert through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered problematic. Dry needling works by breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain.
Does it cost extra?
No! Currently I do not charge more for any of my services.
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Is it safe?
There is some risk and possible side effects of dry needling, however a pneumothorax (an accidental puncture of a lung) is the most serious. Other risks include bruising, infection, pain and/or nerve injury.
I do have my certification in dry needling and have learned rules and needle lengths to ensure such events don't occur.
Is it right for me?
There are people Dry needling may not be good for, or appropriate.
-Abnormally fearful of needles
-Taking blood thinners
-Problems/concerns about your immune system
-Any diseases transmitted through bodily fluids