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DRY NEEDLING

What is Dry Needling

Dry Needling involves insertion of very thin needles into


myofascial trigger points to deactivate and help resolve
trigger points, and thus, pain. This technique has been
proven to bring relief, not only for pain, but also in patients of
fibromyalgia.

History of Dry
Needling
Sir William Gowers

BMJ 1;117-121

Fibrositis

Palpable tenderness
and hardness of the
muscle

1904

1928

Karl Lewit, MD, DSc

The Needle Effect

JH Kellgren

Hypertonic saline
injections

Referral patterns

C. Chan Gunn

1931

Fred H. Albee,
MD, ScD

Myofascitis
from an
orthopedic
standpoint
Max Lange
1st Trigger Point Manual
Die Muskelhrten (Myogelosen):
Ihre Entstehung und Heilung

1938

1950

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF
PAIN LOW IN THE BACK
ALLOCATION OF THE SOURCE OF PAIN
BY THE PROCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
METHOD
JAMA. 1938;110(2):106-113

Arthur Steindler

Myofascial pain

Trigger points

1979

1983

1996

Radiculopathic
Model
Janet Travell, MD and
David G. Simons, MD
Coined Trigger Point
Myofascial Pain and
Dysfunction, The Trigger
Point Manual. Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins.

Trigger Point Model

What is Trigger Point

The Trigger Point is a


hyperirritable point in a
muscle,
which
is
located in a tight band
and is extremely painful
when touched.

It is the focus area of the impacted muscle tissue and the


place from which the pain radiates to other referred points.
Targeting the trigger points releases the congestion and
relaxes the entire muscular tissue by stimulating the spinal
reflex arc.
This relieves the pain which may have been there for a long
time, even for years, without injecting any medication.

Dry Needling VS
Acupuncture
Dry Needling
Acupuncture
Dry needling aims for trigger points
and knotted muscle fibres.

acupuncture employs and is based


on the meridian system.

Dry needling also acts via the


release of endorphins and serum
cortisol but also achieves pain relief
and biomechanical re-function by deactivating the trigger points at the
muscle cell level and thus
eliminating the nociceptive focus of
the muscle.

Acupuncture achieves pain relief


through the release of endorphins
and creating balance in the body's
energy levels. Through the release of
serum cortisol acupuncture can also
have an anti-inflammatory effect.

DN is more popular because there is


no need to train in traditional
acupuncture methods in order to
practice the skill/technique of Dry
Needling.

Acupuncturists and therapists


trained in traditional acupuncture are
increasingly including the needling of
myofascial trigger points into their
treatment approaches

Safety and
Indications
Studies show that Dry Needling as a solution to pain is much
safer than drugs and has much fewer side effects such as
mild muscle soreness or bruising.
DN is indicated in numerous diagnoses, such as
radiculopathies joint dysfunction, disk pathology, tendonitis,
craniomandibular dysfunction, migraines, tension-type
headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, computer-related
disorders,
whiplash
associated
disorders,
spinal
dysfunction, pelvic pain and other urologic syndromes, postherpetic neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome,
nocturnal cramps, phantom pain, and other relatively
uncommon diagnoses such as Barr Liou syndrome, or
neurogenic pruritus, among others.

Dry Needling at
PhyWorld

At PhyWorld, Dr. Vandana, who is a specialist in dry


needling, carries out a thorough evaluation and
consultation for the patients in need of this
specialized technique. Patients are treated after
taking prior consent and the technique is carried out
by Dr. Vandana herself at both centers.

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PHYWORLD
Dr. Vandanas
Clinics

Physical

Therapy

&

Fitness

Address
4, North Avenue, Punjabi Bagh (West), New Delhi
110026
C-3, Defence Colony, New Delhi- 110024
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