Get the Best Acupuncture Therapy in Guildford for Your Body Ailments

Posted by Barry Harpur on December 11th, 2015

Acupuncture has long taken the world by storm as an alternative treatment for many bodily conditions. Today, however, a close variant to the procedure is making waves in pain relief, that is, dry needling. Similar to acupuncture, dry needling is a non-invasive procedure involving the insertion of very thin needles into different trigger points or hyper-active/irritated muscle tissue. This particular therapy is specially designed to release these trigger points, engage and twist the muscle fibers, and provide pain relief, while also increasing the treated area's range of motion and enhancing joint use.

Although the treatment can be briefly unpleasant in that treated muscles can be slightly weakened and sore after the process, these discomforts are but short lived and are nothing compared to the long term relief that the treatment brings. In fact, dry needling is now the go-to therapy method for many sports teams and athletes seeking musculoskeletal relief.

Dry needling is extremely efficient in treating muscular pain as well as other myofascial dysfunctions. Otherwise known as intramuscular stimulation or IMS, this technique relaxes overactive muscles by needling muscle trigger points without necessarily injecting a substance. This particular approach based on anatomical and neurophysiological principles instead of the natural flow of chi by Chinese medicine standards, such as in traditional acupuncture. Dry needling advocates the importance of releasing and clearing trigger points in the peripheral and spinal areas. A trigger point (myofascial trigger point) is a hyperirritable spot in a skeletal muscle that is often painful on compression, often giving rise to referred pain, tenderness, motor dysfunction, and other autonomic phenomena. They are commonly seen in chronic as well as in acute pain conditions, but are also widely missed in the diagnosis of chronic pain patients. Trigger points cause pain because they shorten muscles, thus increasing joint pressure and upsetting its alignment, which ultimately precipitates pain in the joint. Dry needling of this trigger point allows immediate and palpable relaxation.

Today, Osteopaths, trained acupuncturists and physiotherapists use dry needling within their practices to treat all kinds of myofascial pain and dysfunction, as well as other related body ailments. A widely recognized alternative treatment for pain, dry acupuncture addresses chronic pain patterns, thus breaking the patient's pain cycle. Acupuncture is particularly useful when other forms of treatments cannot fully eliminate pain. Dry needling has been very effective in relieving back, neck, shoulder, knee, and muscle pain, sciatica, headaches, and certain forms of arthritis.

About the Company:

Kinesis Clinic based in the Guildford town centre provide the highest quality of osteopathic and injury rehabilitation services. They specialise in sports injuries, postsurgery rehabilitation, work related injuries and offer many more treatments. The service offered by them includes osteopathy, injury prevention, movement assessment & training, dry acupuncture needing, etc.

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