Dry Needling and Acupuncture: Relief and Recovery Through Precise Points

Looking for effective pain relief, improved sports performance, or even help with pregnancy induction? Dry needling and acupuncture might be the answer you've been searching for. These techniques use thin needles to target specific points in the body, offering a natural approach to a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, neck pain, migraines, and nausea.

What's the Difference?

Both dry needling and acupuncture involve needle insertion, but their philosophies differ. Acupuncture stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine, focusing on balancing the body's energy flow ("qi"). Dry needling, on the other hand, has a Western medical basis, targeting trigger points in muscles to relieve pain and improve function. Learn more about the similarities and differences in our informative blog post.
Release muscle tension and knots
By applying concentrated pressure to specific areas, the Hypervolt helps break up tight myofascial tissue, commonly known as trigger points, that can cause pain and limit mobility.
Improve circulation
The percussive action of the Hypervolt increases blood flow to targeted areas, which can accelerate muscle recovery and reduce inflammation.
Enhance range of motion
Reduced muscle tension and improved circulation can lead to increased flexibility and a wider range of motion in your joints.
Promote relaxation
The overall experience of Hypervolt massage therapy can be deeply relaxing, helping to ease stress and improve your sense of well-being.

How Does it Work?

Both methods stimulate the nervous system and promote blood flow to targeted areas. This can:

  • Reduce muscle tension and pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Promote healing

Bring Hypervolt Home

Looking to experience the power of Hypervolt therapy on a daily basis? We offer a variety of Hypervolt massage guns available for purchase at our clinic. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right Hypervolt model for your needs and budget.

What to Expect

The needles used are very thin, minimizing discomfort. You might feel a slight pinch or ache when the needle is inserted, and sometimes a twitching sensation as the muscle responds. Treatments are typically relaxing, and many patients find them quite comfortable. 

How to Prepare for Your First Session

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing: This will allow the practitioner to easily access the treatment areas.
  • Eat a light meal beforehand: Avoid heavy meals or excessive caffeine intake before your appointment.
  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water before and after your treatment.
  • Communicate openly: Inform your practitioner about your medical history, any medications you are taking, and any areas of particular concern.
  • Relax and be comfortable: The needles are very thin, and the treatment is designed to be relaxing.

Why Patients Love It

Patients appreciate the natural, drug-free approach offered by dry needling and acupuncture.  Here are some of the reasons people rave about it:

  • Effective Pain Relief: Studies show promise for pain relief in conditions like headaches, migraines, and chronic pain.
  • Sports Rehab: Athletes use it to recover faster from injuries and improve performance.
  • Pregnancy Induction: Acupuncture may help some women naturally induce labor.

Benefits, Risks, and Getting the Most Out of It

Dry needling and acupuncture are generally safe with minimal risks when performed by a qualified practitioner.  Learn more about the specific benefits and how to prepare for your first session in our informative blog post: What to Know Before Your Dry Needling/Acupuncture Session.

All on Our Team

Dry needling and acupuncture are performed by all our doctors: Dr. Ryan Hartley, Dr. Chris LoRang, and Dr. Sarah Brown.

Take Control of Your Health

Whether you're a weekend warrior seeking faster recovery or someone looking for natural pain relief, dry needling and acupuncture could be a game-changer.  Talk to our friendly staff to learn more about these techniques and see if they're right for you.