Trigger Point Dry Needling is Proven to Work Effectively on the Treatment of Pain
Whether you believe as Traditional Chinese Medicine explains, that needles move and balance an internal invisible Qi (Chee) energy, thereby bringing about healing. Or agree with many Western Practitioners that see acupuncture points as place to Dry Needle to stimulate nerves, muscle, and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow.
How Does TPDn Work?
The brain is signaled when the needle is positioned. The brain responds by increasing blood cell counts and various other immune system elements, and lastly, by activating neurotransmitters. Endorphins and enkephalins are well known neurotransmitters that stop pain and increase a feeling of well-being. This intitiates the release of these natural, morphine-like substances from the brain. Aside from the well-studied effect on pain, researchers are still exploring exactly how TPDn aids the immune system.
What Are The Potential Risks?
The risks of acupuncture are low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner. Possible side effects and complications include: 1) Soreness, minor bleeding, or bruising at needle sites, 2) Infections (Licensed Physical Therapists are required to use sterile, disposable needles, which brings the risk of infection to near zero), 3) Fatigue post-treatment, 4) Fainting or nausea if you have a pre-existing fear of needles.
How Quickly Will I Respond to TPDn?
Everyone is different. With chronic problems, significant results will more likely occur within 4-6 treatments.
How Long is an TPDn Visit?
Usually the first visit is the longest in order to allow for a complete history taking and exam – typically one and one-half hours. Follow-up visits are shorter, usually 30 to 45 minutes, depending on patient needs.
Who Should Try TPDn?
Anybody we have evaluated and identified diagnostic criteria in the needling will benefit.
- Neck and Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
Is TPDn covered by health insurance?
Some companies do cover it. You are advised to contact your particular insurance carrier, or we will be happy to verify coverage for you.