Dry Needling Acupunture

What is it?
Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation which enhances rehabilitation.
How does it work?
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce endorphins and oxytocin, its own pain and stress relieving chemicals. It promotes sleep by encouraging the production of melatonin and encourages a sense of well-being by stimulating the release of serotonin. Acupuncture also activates nerve fibers which block out pain signals and helps to reduce the sensitivity of tender points in the body.
What is it used for?
There is strong evidence to show Acupuncture can help with low back pain and headaches, but it can be used for a whole host of other health problems such as tennis elbow or pain arising from osteoarthritis.
What will happen?
Very fine, stainless steel, single use needles are inserted into the skin and can be left for up to 30 minutes. The number of needles used and time they are left in for will depend on your condition and symptoms. Most patients will receive a course of 4-6 sessions but in some cases, just one or two treatments may be enough. Your physiotherapist will use acupuncture in combination with other physiotherapy treatments. Your physiotherapist will be trained in Acupuncture through a course accredited by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Dry Needling
What is it?
Dry needling is different from acupuncture in that it is based on Western Medicine where acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dry needling is used to treat physically dysfunctional trigger points within a muscle, where the needle is used to de-activate the point. At Balanced, dry needling can be carried out by Physiotherapists and Massage therapists.
How does it work?
Inserting the needle into the trigger point will activate local nerves causing increased blood flow to the area, which improves the muscles ability to repair and relax.
What is it used for?
Dry needling is used for trigger point release, to assist the healing process, provide pain relief and it can have a mechanical effect on scar tissue.
What will happen?
A small number of fine, stainless steel, single use needles will be inserted into your skin. You may feel a dull, not unpleasant ache as your therapist stimulates the needle and this ache may last for up to 48hours post treatment.


60 minutes £58
45 minutes £50
30 minutes £42


To book dry needling acupunture, please call us on 0131 315 3105 or email info@balancededinburgh.co.uk


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