Acupuncture or dry needling is used to relieve pain from muscles and joints and often combined with hands on therapy at Core Chiropractic Brighton. Dry needling is different from eastern acupuncture as dry needling looks to insert needles into myofascial trigger points (knots) and gaining a local twitch response which in turn produces local chemicals which relieve pain.
Dry needling can be used to reduce pain for a wide range of conditions including, muscular low back pain, postural pain, long term arthritic joint pain and also reduce the effects of tendinitis in conditions such as tennis elbow and patella tendinitis.
Acupuncture is safe and due to the very fine needles we use it tends to be mostly painless. Some patients who may even have a fear of needles respond very well to acupuncture because the insertion through the skin is commonly very easy and causes minimal discomfort whilst still producing the desired therapeutic effect.