Akin to the traditional eastern medicine technique of Acupuncture, in Western medicine it is now extremely common to find therapists trained in the ancient art of using fine needles to treat the musculoskeletal system for a variety of reasons. Dry needling can be used for swelling reduction, circulation stimulation, muscle tension release and stimulate healing just to name a few. The technique targets trigger points that are a direct source of pain themselves as well as restricting free flow of tissue. Dry needling is a technique requiring post graduate qualification and experience, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands. Your therapist may offer this to you as an adjunct to your treatment, at their discretion as to whether it is appropriate and your informed consent is essential.