A modern western form of Chinese acupuncture, dry needling can be used to treat musculoskeletal and nervous systems conditions.

How Does It Work?

Dry needling causes relaxation of trigger points on the body to treat a range of injuries and ailments. Tiny injuries created by the needle insertion cause a local healing response to the painful tissue, which restores normal function through the natural healing process. Dry needling stimulates neural pathways, which blocks pain by disrupting messages being sent to the brain and creates a local chemical response through the release of proteins and neurotransmitters, which block the transmission of pain.

What Does Dry Needling Treat?

1. Tendonitis and other inflammation

2. Overuse injuries

3. Post-surgical pain

4. Post-traumatic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and work related injuries

5. Chronic pain conditions

6. Headaches and whiplash

7. Lower back pain

8. Muscle tear

9. Stress and tensions

What Are The Side Effects?

It may vary from one person to the other, but usually, only slight muscle soreness or skin bruising.

How Quickly Do We Feel Results?

The effects can be immediate. With more severe conditions your practitioner will combine it with other therapy techniques.

Is It Painful?

Generally, the insertion of the needle is not felt. The local ‘twitch response’ may provoke a brief pain sensation that can be described as a tingling, aching or cramping.

Is It Safe?

Dry needling is not recommended for patients with the following conditions:

1.  Vascular diseases

2.  Patients taking anticoagulant medication

3.  Epilepsy

4.  Diabetes

5.  Infectious or immune system diseases

6.  Pregnant women

For more information or to make an appointment at the O2 Therapy Clinic in Jabriya, please call +965 99191413.

 

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