Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy

Unleash The Power Of Healing And Restoration

Discover the Benefits of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and the Impacts of Inflammation and Contraction on Healing

Explore the effectiveness of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, a powerful treatment method used to facilitate healing and restore optimal function in the body. When the body experiences trauma or repetitive use injuries, it responds by producing inflammation. Additionally, the damaged tissues contract in a protective manner, aiming to prevent further harm.

However, this inflammation and contraction impede the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the affected area, hindering the healing process. The lack of adequate blood flow leads to hypoxia at the injury site, which triggers the production of fibroblasts responsible for generating scar tissue. Over time, this buildup of scar tissue can further compress the area, resulting in functional limitations and disruptions to biomechanical systems.

To address these issues, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy employs the use of solid filament needles. These needles are inserted into the muscles through the skin, specifically targeting the buildup of tension within myofascial trigger points. By accessing the painfully contracted muscle, the insertion of needles triggers a localized twitch reflex. This reflex not only serves as a diagnostic tool but also offers therapeutic benefits. Research indicates that this reflex is the initial step toward improving flexibility, reducing chemical irritation, and alleviating both muscle contraction and pain.

Dry Needling Vs Acupuncture

Learn about the Contrasting Approaches between the different types of expert treatment

While both dry needling and acupuncture utilize sterile disposable solid filament needles to alleviate pain, they differ significantly in their methodologies and origins. Acupuncture originates from traditional Chinese medicine and incorporates practices, perspectives, and philosophies dating back centuries. On the other hand, dry needling is rooted in scientific medical principles and research developed in the Western world. Each approach boasts unique methods, perspectives, and philosophies derived from their respective origins.

Embrace The Power of Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy

Unlock The Benefits Of Dry Needling And Trigger Point Therapy with natural pain relief and restoration

At The Wellness Center PDX, our skilled and knowledgeable practitioners harness the power of dry needling and trigger point therapy to yield numerous positive outcomes for patients. By precisely targeting muscular trigger points, dry needling disrupts the motor endplate, inducing muscle relaxation. Moreover, the insertion of the needle stimulates a local healing response, promoting the body’s natural healing processes and restoring normal function.

Furthermore, the process of dry needling triggers the release of neurotransmitters and other natural substances. These substances effectively block the transmission of pain messages, providing additional relief to patients. When performed by our proficient practitioners, dry needling and trigger point therapy offer a comprehensive and effective approach to pain management and functional restoration.

Professional woman providing dry needling treatment to a patient.

Experience The Transformative Benefits Of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy And Dry Needling today

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