Dry Needling Acupuncture Treatment
If you’re experiencing chronic pain, digestive issues, stress or insomnia, dry needling from Amazing Grace Family Medicine might be beneficial for you. Dry needling is a modern, Western treatment often confused with acupuncture. This treatment is based on the theory that when trigger points develop in muscles it can lead to neuromuscular dysfunction, resulting in pain, decreased functions and increased stress on surrounding structures.
How Does it Improve Function and Reduce Pain?
- Dry needling of muscular trigger points causes relaxation through the disruption of the motor endplate.
- Tiny injuries created by the needle insertion cause a local healing response in the dysfunction, painful tissue, restoring normal function through the natural healing process.
- Dry needling stimulates neural pathways, blocking pain by disrupting pain messages that are sent to the central nervous system.
- The procedure causes a local chemically mediated response through the release of body proteins and neurotransmitters, blocking the transmission of pain messages.
What Conditions Does Dry Needling Help?
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Biliary colic
- Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- Dysentery, acute bacillary
- Dysmenorrhoea, primary
- Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastro spasm)
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Hypertension, essential
- Hypotension, primary
- Induction of labor
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Malposition of fetus, correction
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
- Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Renal colic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tennis elbow
If you’re interested in dry needling, contact Amazing Grace Family Medicine in Indianapolis today. We believe in treating the whole person, not just a disease. Our team is friendly and professional and will make sure you receive the best treatment possible.
Monday – Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm