What is Needling?
Percutaneous Therapy (needling) is a medical procedure that follows evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of specific conditions with the use of needles.
How does it work?
When a needle is placed into a tight muscle, the nerves in the area tell the muscle to relax. Once the muscle has relaxed, the needle is removed and the body will send healing properties to the treated area. Needling utilizes the body’s natural healing abilities. Needling reduces pain and inflammation, increases circulation and speeds up recovery.
Does it hurt?
Typically No. Patients will feel the procedure but it usually doesn’t hurt. Any pain or discomfort the patient may feel is short-lived. The doctor takes many steps to ensure you are comfortable during the entire procedure.
Is it the same as acupuncture?
No. Acupuncture was developed 2,500 years ago to restore energy flow based on traditional Chinese meridians. Each meridian is said to be associated with a different organ system. There is no scientific proof that the meridians or acupuncture points exist.
What is Electro-Needling?
Electro-Needling is the addition of a specialized TENS unit to the needles. Electrical impulses are conducted deep into the muscle tissue. Based on your specific condition, the doctor will discuss if you will benefit from the addition of electro-needling.