Dry Needling Procedure


Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into your skin to target specific painful areas such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response. At times Dry needling will be integrated with electrical stimulation to maximize the benefit (see illustration I, below for a knee set-up). Dry needling is not acupuncture or Oriental Medicine; that is, it does not have the purpose of altering the flow of energy (“Qi’) along traditional Chinese energy meridians for the treatment of diseases.

Dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck, mid back, low back, arms, legs, and head for headaches, and jaw for TMJ problems. Dry Needling is safe, however, in the first treatment of application, of individuals some people may experience drowsiness, tiredness or dizziness. This only occurs in 1-3 % of the population. Furthermore, in our facility, we will only use Needles which are pre-packaged from the factory and will be disposed of after one use according to the OSHA requirements.