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Dry Needling – What is it and is it Right for Me

Dry needling. Contributed photo.

by Amy McFadden, Physical Therapist, Statera Integrated Health and Wellness

Dry needling is a treatment option for pain that has been used in the United States since 1984. It is used by various health care professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc.

Dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a dry sterile solid filament needle is inserted into the muscle, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous fascia, scar tissue, and/or in the vicinity of peripheral nerves and neurovascular bundles to manage a variety of neuromuscular pain syndromes. It is based on Western medicine principles, versus traditional Chinese medicine practices that acupuncturists use to alter the flow of Qi or energy along Chinese meridians.

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