Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture?
No, dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. Although both treatments involve using needles, dry needling was developed from Western medicine. Acupuncture has been a part of Chinese medicine since ancient times.
Dry needling focuses on inserting dry needles into trigger points to relax muscle cramps and tightened muscles while relieving pain. Acupuncture involves inserting needles along the meridian lines of the body.
These meridian lines represent body organs, according to ancient Chinese medicine. Acupuncture stimulates nerves and releases endorphins in the body, restoring chi or energy flow.
Both dry needling and acupuncture are effective in treating many conditions and providing pain relief.
Find Out If Dry Needling Will Help Your Condition
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture will treat the cause of your symptoms to restore you to total wellness. Dry needling may be used exclusively or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Visit Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture online to schedule an evaluation or give us a call today at 904-619-2703.