What Is Western Acupuncture?
Western Acupuncture, also known as dry needling, is an advanced physiotherapy technique derived from ancient Chinese acupuncture and it is a natural and powerful technique to reduce your pain and boost your recovery.
How Western Acupuncture Works?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, inner energy, or Qi (pronounced Chee) flows smoothly in harmony and order within human body through energy channels called meridians. However when the inner energy flow is disturbed or imbalanced, potential pain, illness, dysfunction and injury arises. Traditional Chinese acupuncture is a treatment technique to help restore the inner energy flow by inserting needles into appropriate acupuncture points in human body. Different symptoms or illnesses are managed by different combination of needling, and patient will recovery from their illness and symptoms once the inner energy balance is restored.
Western acupuncture is a needling practice which was originally derived from the traditional Chinese acupuncture, and later was scientifically and medically proven to be effective in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Western Medicine suggests that tight muscle bands or trigger points are commonly formed in response to the constant musculoskeletal tension, psychophysiological stress, or acute or chronic musculoskeletal injury. These trigger points are hypersensitive and highly irritable knots with increased, sustained intramuscular contraction and they sensitize the nerve, magnify the pain perception, and can later result in strong, wide-spread referral pain to the surrounding area.
Western acupuncture is effective to minimize your pain and symptom by inserting the needles into these hypersensitive trigger points. When the needle is inserted and stayed within the trigger points, it effectively and instantly starts to reduce the intramuscular contraction. The needles also help desensitize the nerves responsible for pain stimuli, improve local blood circulation to improve healing, and facilitate systematic calming effect for the whole body. therefore effectively reducing your pain and symptoms.
Who Need To Use Western Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can help manage a wide range of symptoms and facilitate fast recovery for many conditions. Some of them include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Buttock pain
- Frozen shoulders
- Tennis elbow
- Menstrual cramps
- Arthritic swelling and pain
- Runner's knee
- psychosocial, physical or emotional stress
- Sports-related overuse injury
- Post-surgical musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Benefits of Dry Needling
- All natural with minimal, controlled side-effects in comparison to other pharmacological inputs.
- Less invasive with no major risks involved in comparison to surgeries and major operations.
- Powerful pain-relieving and calming treatment method.
- Effective in restoring normal movement and facilitating normal functionality
- Immediate stress-reliever