Dry needling is the treatment of muscle pain using acupuncture needles. Dry needling works by relaxing muscle fibres, reducing pain & restoring normal function. It has wide ranging effects including improving joint mobility, restoring muscle strength, reducing muscle pain & even reducing inflamed soft tissues following acute injuries.
Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum over the targeted area. The vacuum is created using a pump. The cup is usually left in place for somewhere between five and fifteen minutes. Other cupping techniques may also be applied. Cupping can help treat pain, trigger points, scar tissue, connective tissue and tight bands of muscle. It increases circulation to the affected area and encourages cellular repair and healing.