Crosby Dry needling – Core Clinic
Core Clinic offers an alternative to Acupuncture by qualified Chiropractors. We are registered with all major insure companies.
What is dry needling? how is it different from Acupuncture
Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles for therapy of muscle pain. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS). Acupuncture is a broad category of needling practices. Dry needling is a sub-catorgory of Acupuncture. It is part of western acupuncture and is used to help muscular pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine developed in the east over 2500 years ago. This holistic form of medicine is now becoming more popular in the West and is commonly accepted as a useful complement to orthodox medicine. It is being recognised by doctors as one of the most valuable complementary medicines.
Although Acupuncture cannot help everyone, it can treat a wide range of problems, from acute musculo-skeletal problems to chronic, long term, debilitating illness.
Dry needling will only be used to treat musculoskeletal problems.
How does it work?
The way that acupuncture/ Dry needling works in terms of western medicine are researched and have proved definite changes such as a direct dampening on the brain’s pain processing centres , production of adenosine, one of the body’s natural painkillers production of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemicals, decreasing hormones like cortisol.
The way that acupuncture works in terms of chinese medicine are still relatively unknown but some of the theories include:
Chinese medicine believes that energy or qi flows through a system of channels in the body called meridians. When this qi becomes blocked, excessive or deficient, pain and illness can occur. Acupuncture aims to unblock and rebalance this energy, encouraging the body to heal itself.
What do we offer in our Liverpool based Acupuncture Clinic
We offer Dry needling appointments for all ages. In the initial consultation it will be determined if Acupuncture is safe and advised for you. If this is the case our medical professionals will talk you through the treatment process.
Acupuncture Treatment varies from person to person and you will need specific advise for your individual needs.
If you require further information and advice please do not hesitate to contact the clinic via email or phone 0151 345 0156