Dry-needling, also known as Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA), takes part of the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine; specifically pain relief, for which there is strong evidence to support its efficacy and incorporates it into our western view of medical practice. It tends to be administered alongside other treatment strategies as this has been shown to be more effective.
Dry-needling is a subset of Acupuncture and is the application of needles 1-10mm into the skin, normally over or in to a tight muscle or "trigger point" to produce a relaxing and pain relieving effect which can take the edge off your pain and make treatment easier.
To practice dry-needling all practitioners must be qualified and accredited by a national body. Our Chiropractors are registered with their governing body, the General Chiropractic Council.
Here at Bristol Chiropractic Sports and Family Clinic our Chiropractors will often use needles as part of their practice.