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Dry Needling Melbourne

Tailored Dry Needling Treatment in Melbourne

When we speak to new patients, it’s quite common that they don’t know the difference between dry needling and acupuncture. After all, both modalities of treatment entail the insertion of thin stainless steel needles into the skin with the goal of alleviating pain in the affected area.

When you consider the ancient history of acupuncture, dry needling is still a relatively new practice that primarily focuses on easing muscle pain by strategic insertion of needles into the tightest regions of the muscle. This is opposed to acupuncture, where the needles are inserted in accordance with “Eastern Medicine” principles, usually along meridian channels with the intent of enhancing the “Chi” or “energy flow”.

Whereas people seek acupuncture treatment for a variety of ailments and conditions, dry needling is specifically used to treat stiffness in the muscles and joints.

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