Dry Needling or Trigger point Acupuncture aka orthopedic needling, sports acupuncture
Chronic or acute pain caused by injuries ie: sports, falls, over use, long periods of standing, sitting or working on a mouse can create areas of tension called trigger points. Trigger points tighten and shorten the muscles inducing pain, tension, and lack of range of motion.
Trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body also called referred pain.
In the long term this can lead to other musculo-structural patterns of chronic pain. Dry needling targets and release myofascial trigger points, and bands of tight muscular tissue. Increasing the bodies ability to heal, improving range of motion and alleviating pain.
Dr. Diveley blends traditional acupuncture with modern sports science for optimal therapeutic benefits.
In California dry needling is a subset form of acupuncture that focuses on muscular dysfunctions. Only a Licensed Acupuncturist or and Medical Doctor can perform this method. Acupuncturist have 4 years of training and hundreds of hours of theraputic needling patients during their internship ,treating everything from allergies to musculoskeletal dysfunctions, then they sit for either the national or state boards exams to do be able to treat using needles. Many states allow non acupuncturist with no training to 50 hours of training to treat with needles. Acupuncture is a licensed profession, most states dry needling is a weekend certification. it is acupuncture and for legal and political reasons other professions call it dry needling.