Although both dry needling and acupuncture use acupuncture needles, their similarities end there.
During acupuncture, several needles are inserted into multiple points of the body, or more than one area
A dry needling technique (IMS Intramuscular Stimulation) targets a muscle knot or trigger point by using a single needle.
Acupuncture reduces pain by causing neurophysiological and electrochemical reactions that relax muscles and alter your nervous system chemically and hormonally.
The dry needling process produces local inflammation, which restarts the body’s natural healing process, as well as releasing and relaxing targeted muscles. Both treatments are effective if you have a chronic, persistent condition.
Due to its effectiveness, Dry Needling IMS is still a popular treatment for many conditions despite
creating moderate discomfort with heavier sensations of pressure, cramping and local discomfort.
If you have extended health insurance for physiotherapy, Solace Physiotherapy provides these
treatments by registered physiotherapists. Insurance Plans cover dry needling under physiotherapy. Physiotherapists at Solace are qualified to provide dry needling for treatment
In most cases, dry needling produces relief within one or two sessions and can continue
based on your condition. Medical acupuncture usually requires at least three treatments
before you and your therapist decide how to proceed.