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Dry Needling and Cupping at
Whitley Chiropractic

Understanding Dry Needling

Needles in shoulderDry 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)

Learning About Cupping

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:
Applying cupping to back

  • Lift connective tissue
  • Loosen adhesion’s
  • 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
  • Stimulate the peripheral nervous system
  • Improve circulation and blood flow

Get Started Today

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!

Dry Needling and Cupping Columbia City IN | (260) 244-3665