Health care
Dry Needling
June 5, 2018

Dry needling is now a part of the service at Taylor-Watson Chiropractic. This is the use of acupuncture needles inserted into tight and painful muscles. It’s usually less painful than deep tissue massage and not as scary as it sounds. This would only be done if appropriate and if the patient is happy (as with all treatment here).

Why is it Called ‘dry needling?’ Not to be confused with acupuncture (Chinese medicine), dry needling involves inserting fine needles into trigger points (painful muscle knots). The term ‘dry’ comes form the fact that nothing is injected into the muscle. It has been found to reduce muscle spasm and pain.

A study in 2014 found dry needling to be effective for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) in reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Click here to read it in full.

If you have any questions about dry needling feel free to call Amy on 07956623852 or email

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