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Dry Needling in Weston Creek

needles in patients faceDry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of thin, solid needles into specific points in the body, targeting trigger points or tight muscle bands. Unlike acupuncture, which is based on Traditional Chinese medicine, dry needling focuses on addressing musculoskeletal conditions and does not involve the flow of energy along meridians.


What Are Some Benefits?

  • Alleviates Muscular Pain – Dry needling can reduce muscle pain and discomfort caused by various conditions, including muscle strains, overuse injuries, and post-surgery muscle tightness.
  • Relieves Trigger Points – This therapy specifically targets trigger points, which are hyperirritable knots or tight bands within muscles, helping release tension and reduce pain.
  • Improves Range of Motion – By releasing muscle tension and promoting relaxation, dry needling can enhance joint mobility and improve range of motion.
  • Facilitates Muscle Recovery – This technique may help stimulate blood flow and promote the healing process, helping in muscle recovery after injuries or strenuous physical activity.
  • Complements Rehabilitation – It is often used as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program for conditions like sports injuries, chronic pain, or musculoskeletal disorders, enhancing the value of other therapies.
  • Provides Lasting Effects – Many patients experience long-lasting relief from pain and improved function after a course of dry needling sessions.

closeup of shoulder with acupuncture needles

Does It Hurt?

The sensation experienced during dry needling varies from person to person. Some may feel a slight pinch or discomfort when the needle is inserted, while others may not feel anything at all. The needles used are much thinner than those used for injections, so the discomfort is generally minimal.

Once the needle reaches the targeted area, you may feel a brief muscle twitch or cramping sensation, which is a sign that the therapy is working. Most people find this therapy tolerable and worth the potential benefits.

Book an Appointment

Wondering if dry needling can benefit you? Contact Weston Creek Chiropractic Centre today to schedule an appointment.


Dry Needling Weston Creek, Canberra ACT | (02) 6288 6711