Trigger point dry needling – South Platte Sentinel

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Spontaneous Electrical Activity (SEA) and dissipation of a pain mediating chemical found within the body are two of the most noticeable benefits of this new (but really old) pain relief tactic. Used to treat acute muscle pain, practitioners use bamboo to stimulate knotted muscles and given worried patients immediate relief from tennis elbow, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, and a host of other muscle-related ailments. Despite the ominous sounding name, and its perceived similarity to acupuncture, practitioners in the office are answering more and more questions to this remarkable option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Trigger point dry needling is used to treat severe muscle knotting that has been resistant to other treatment methods. Patients claim tremendous results.
  • Trigger point dry needling causes spontaneous electrical activity in the muscle and releases Substance P, the pain causing chemical in that builds up in muscle knots
  • Trigger point dry needling originated in Asia, but is a separate treatment from acupuncture

“Utilizing stainless steel needles, the practitioner of TDN or trigger point dry needling, needles the musculature of the body in order to elicit several physiologic responses.”

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