Acupuncture, also called dry needling, utilizes natural healing techniques that restore, regulate and normalize flow of vital energy (Qi) through the body. By inserting hair-thin needles into the body’s energy pathways and manipulating the flow of Qi, acupuncture targets imbalances that are the root cause of many diseases and health problems.
Acupuncture is used for prevention, treatment, and management of illness, as well as maintenance of physical and mental well-being. It activates the release of endorphins that reduce pain signals and relax the entire body. Furthermore, it brings fresh blood to the area, engaging the immune system and carrying fresh nutrients that speed the healing process.
Acupuncture can be useful as an alternative treatment, adjunct treatment, or included in a comprehensive management program.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture dates back over 2500 years. It focuses on pre-mapped out points in the body that relate to different organs ad meridians of energy running through the body.
Trigger Point Acupuncture
Trigger point acupuncture combines Eastern and Western techniques. It utilizes a deep knowledge of anatomy, muscle balancing, and biomechanics to reduce muscle pain and tension, promote healing, and restore optimal movement.
Trigger point acupuncture is a targeted therapy useful in treatment of overuse, repetitive strain, chronic tension, and sports injuries.
What to Expect
Acupuncture needles are very thin. Insertion may cause some discomfort, but most often not. Dr. Lynn may then gently move or spin the needles. They remain in place for 10-20 minutes while you lie still and relax. There is usually no discomfort when the needles are removed.
Some people feel relaxed and others feel energized after an acupuncture treatment.
Patients often experience some of the benefits of acupuncture with each session. However, most conditions are successfully treated in 5-7 sessions.