Acupuncture (Dry Needling, sometimes known as (IMS) Intramuscular Stimulation) is derived from ancient Chinese medicine and involves the stimulation of nerves under the skin and muscles in the body, using solid, thin, single-use needles. The traditional theory of acupuncture holds that the healthy functioning of the body is governed by the flow of a life force called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”). This life force flows through channels of the body called meridians.
At Bodytonic Clinic, we offer a type of acupuncture called dry needling (western acupuncture). Whilst both traditional acupuncture and dry needling are pain treatments that use thin needles, they have different purposes. Dry needling is a modern treatment that focuses on releasing tension from tight muscles and working on trigger points. This treatment is excellent for musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries and providing relief for muscular pain and stiffness.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of dry needling, please get in contact with us at: 02036060492.