Acupuncture vs Dry Needling
Dry needling and Acupuncture may use the same acupuncture needles, but are very different.
Dry Needling started out as a form of treatment with hypodermic needles to stimulate trigger points. The 'dry' originates here; hypodermic needles were used without injecting any fluid.
These needles are expensive and cause more bleeding and tissue trauma than fine acupuncture needles, so a switch was made to using acupuncture needles. The name Dry Needling has stuck, although both Acupuncture and Dry needling are dry as they do not inject anything.
Acupuncture has a history going back thousands of years and is based on the body's energy flow and its many meridians.
It can treat trigger points, or Ah Shi points, to relieve pain and stiffness, but more importantly addresses the underlying problem that causes muscle tightness or pain.
Dry needling uses deep needling of trigger points which is often very painful, but then can release the area of stiffness.
It is usually practised in conjunction with the main therapy provided, like physio or osteopathy.
Acupuncturists will have completed a four year training, whereas dry needling is mostly practiced by other health practitioners such as physiotherapists, osteopaths or doctors. Dry needling training is usually a post graduate module over a number of days.
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Acupuncture and shiatsu in Bethnal Green, East London are easily accessible by public transport from the city of London via Liverpool Street and from Hackney, Dalston, Hoxton, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs and Stratford City. Buses 8, 253, D6, 388, D9 all stop nearby. It's a short walk from Bethnal Green underground.