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Whitley Chiropractic :: Dry Needling and Cupping

Dry Needling, What is it and what could it help?

Dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a fine filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point (or a knot). The insertion of the needle can cause favorable biochemical changes, which assist in reducing pain and muscle tension. Muscles are thought to be a primary contributing factor to a variety of musculoskeletal problems such as:

Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Back pain
Arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow)
Leg pain (sciatica, hamstring strains, calf tightness/spasms, etc.)
Buttock pain
Jaw pain (TMJ Disorder)
Headaches (including migraines and tension-type headaches)

Cupping, What is Cupping and what is it effective for?

Cupping massage therapy mimics manual deep tissue and myofascial release, but “in reverse” — instead of pressing down on the tissue, it is pulled up. This technique is excellent for patients with tenderness to pressure, as there is no painful pressure. The suction or negative pressure produced by the cups are beneficial to relieve many conditions, such as common muscle fatigue, myofascial pain, chronic aches and pains, and stiff, achy, and even arthritic joints. Cupping works through the following physiological processes:

Lift connective tissue
Loosen adhesion’sacupuncture therapist removing a cupping
Release rigid soft tissue (myofascial release)
Activate the lymphatic system
Drain excess fluids
Draw out inflammation
Create toxin release
Bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscle. (Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain).
Stimulate the peripheral nervous system
Improve circulation and blood flow

Dr. Jamie was trained and certified through the renowned Dr. MA’s Integrative Dry Needling: Advanced Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Performance Enhancement/Sports Rehabilitation Program.

Contact us today at (260) 244-3665 to schedule your free consultation!