Medical Acupuncture or ‘Dry Needling’
Acupunture can be provided alongside your chiropractic treatment or as a standalone treatment for joint pain, muscular pain and spasm’s, headaches and for chronic pain.
Most people in the west are aware that there has been a continuous development of acupuncture in Chinese traditional medicine over several thousand years. Although why acupuncture works to relieve pain is still a mystery; that it does is undoubted, proven again and again in international medical studies.
The most persuasive theory for acupuncture is that an alternative stimulus confuses pain signals headed for the brain. There is clear evidence too that acupuncture can stimulate the production of ‘feel good’ neuro-chemicals like endorphins, serotonin and acetylcholine within the central nervous system (Chu 1979; Stux 2003). Acupuncture, it seems, can use the body’s own pain relief mechanisms to the most beneficial effect.
The use of ‘Dry Needling’ at Spine Fine Spine Fine use a brand of therapeutic acupuncture, also known as ‘Dry Needling’, as a drug free pain relief option. We offer this therapy either complementary to Chiropractic treatment or in its own right. Our patients are almost universally positive about dry needling, but if you are a little needle phobic, this may not be for you and it isn’t obligatory in any way.
Why not ask your Chiropractor about ‘Dry Needling’ when you visit?
“A system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians), used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions.”Oxford Dictionaries Online