Dry needling doesn’t get talked about as much in the alternative treatment world, but the practice is based on science, medicine, and anatomy. Like acupuncture, it involves inserting needles into specific areas of tissue. But unlike the eastern medicine, they aren’t placed into meridian points to restart energy flows in the body but in muscles that benefit from regrown tissue.
After the needle is inserted, it causes small, non-scarring cuts in the fibers which are eventually replaced by fresh tissue within a week or so. It can also reduce inflammation in the area and promote self-healing. Though there is often brief pain at the point of contact, the discomfort generally goes away.
Dry needling has helped people regain their range of motion. It can also reduce pain without drugs due to the natural healing that takes place.
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