myPhysioSA Partner Physiotherapist, David Wilson, discusses acupuncture. He highlights the differences between traditional Chinese acupuncture and Physiotherapy acupuncture or dry needling. Traditional Chinese acupuncture is a separate 4 year Degree and utilises the Chinese medicine approach with reference to balancing someones Ying and Yang, or hot and cold energy.
Whereas Physiotherapy acupuncture or dry needling is specific to treating a muscle or nerve problem and usually involves treating the local area. This is an alternative technique to using massage or trigger point therapy.
Dry needling is a very effective technique for releasing muscle tension and reducing pain.
All our myPhysioSA Physios have extensive training and experience in performing dry needling, and can utilise it to help reduce your pain fast.