Once you’ve experienced an acupuncture treatment, you know the magical feeling after a treatment; slightly in a daze, rested/energized, and ready to float into the rest of the day. It’s acubliss…Read More
Did you ever wake up to a tight or stiff neck? You feel around and notice a huge knot, you then try to rub and massage the area with little to no relief. Or maybe you are very active or work out on a regular basis and notice certain areas of your body are sore.
If you are seeking relief for tight and sore muscles- acupuncture is the way to go! Acupuncture is a powerful and effective therapy that helps to release trigger points in various muscles of the body.
TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING
Trigger point dry needling is the use of an acupuncture needle inserted through the skin and into the belly of the muscle to release painful myofascial trigger points. The needle gently stimulates the muscle to respond with a quick light twitch response. The result is decreased pain and better range of motion in the targeted muscle.
DOES IT HURT?
No, dry needling is not painful. For many patients they notice some soreness after the release. However, the relief is pretty significant!
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED
Pretty much any muscle in the body! Some common areas I see in my practice over the years is the upper back and trapezius muscle, piriformis muscle, gluteus muscles, and muscle surrounding the iliotibial band.
If you're curious about a specific area of your body, that has been ailing you, don't hesitate to schedule a free consultation.
The most common question I receive from potential patients is "Does it hurt?" Understandably so, we're talking about needles. If you have a fear of needles its easy to think about acupuncture and automatically associate it with pain. However, acupuncture needles are extremely thin and are practically painless. In Fact, patients usually don't notice when the needle is inserted. The experience is exactly opposite of what you would expect. Patients tend to drift off to sleep and usually wake up refreshed and relaxed. Overall the experience turns out to be so good many patients tell me they were looking forward to their appointment all day and even all week.
Fibromyalgia is condition that causes chronic pain and tenderness in the tendons, joints, and muscles. Any area of the body can experience generalized aches, especially areas of the occipital region, shoulders, neck, low back, and thighs. Fibromyalgia is more common in women young and middle-aged. However, men, children, and adolescents still may experience it, although less common. Associate symptoms related to fibromyalgia are fatigue, poor sleep, poor concentration, irritability, depression, anxiety, headaches, frequent mood changes, and abdominal pain.
Depending on your specific signs and symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia acupuncture may be a useful adjunct therapy. An acupuncture treatment will evaluate your lifestyle and health history. Chinese medicine focuses on the entire scope of health vs. a few symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, specific acupuncture points are selected and needles are left in anywhere from 20-60 minutes. Each treatment is individualized to meet the needs of the patient. Although some may find the thought of needles frightening, they are hair-thin and generally painless.Read More