Dose-Response relationships in dry needling

By | August 11th, 2014|Dry Needling, Science|

Dose-Response relationships in dry needling Dose-response is mostly discussed in the context of pharmacological agents. However, patients often request from their dry needling (DN) clinician a prognosis of how any treatments they will require for their problem to resolve. It

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The Biceps – playing for both north and south

By | July 17th, 2014|Dry Needling, Trigger Points|

The Biceps-‘playing for both north and south’   It is easy to forget the Biceps Brachii when patients present with shoulder and elbow pain. Even a thorough local examination of either joint area is not likely to indicate that the

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Clinical concomitants during and after dry needling- the patient should not be a surprised…

By | July 1st, 2014|Dry Needling, Physicology, Trigger Points|

  Consider for a moment the diagram and its accompanying explanation below: This is a diagrammatic representation of part of a myofascial trigger point showing two motor endplates (MEPs) and juxtapositional contraction knots (CKs). A neurovascular bundle (NB) containing motor

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Trigger point dry needling of the Deltoid muscle- Don’t be fooled

By | June 28th, 2014|Dry Needling, Trigger Points|

The Deltoid muscle often does not get much attention, because its TPs are relatively easy to locate and pain referral is experienced locally. However, two aspects should be kept in mind: The Deltoid lies in the pain referral zone of

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Superficial and Deep Dry Needling

By | June 17th, 2014|Dry Needling, Science|

Superficial and Deep Dry Needling- a little perspective using the Trapezius of female research participants as a point of reference When dry needling TPs a distinction is made between superficial (SDN) and deep dry needling (DDN). SDN is thought to

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Dry needling with precision matters… and its measured in fractions of a millimeter when it comes to Trigger Points.

By | June 10th, 2014|Dry Needling|

I had been struggling with a particularly resistant case of Lateral Epicondylosis, which had a significant myofascial pain component of the forearm extensors. I had convinced myself that the TPs were no longer active, despite the ongoing discomfort the patient

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Deep neck muscles and Myofascial Pain Syndrome; are we paying enough attention?

By | June 4th, 2014|Dry Needling, Trigger Points|

In general, muscle spindles are important for the control of movement and posture in mammals as they sense muscle length and changes in muscle length. In humans, the deep muscles of the neck (rectus capitis posterior major, rectus capitis posterior

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Physiological Effects of Dry Needling

By | April 2nd, 2014|Dry Needling, Physicology|

Physiological Effects of Dry Needling   The exact mechanisms of action of dry needling (DN) in the deactivation of trigger points (TPs) are currently unknown. Most of our current understanding of the systemic physiologic effects of DN is (in)directly derived

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Acupuncture vs dry needling

By | October 22nd, 2013|Acupuncture, Dry Needling|

Do you know what the difference is? We've created a table overview of the main differences below. [custom_table style="1"] Acupuncture Dry needling Traditional Chinese system of healing based on energy concepts Intervention used to relieve muscle pain (part of myofascial

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No deferral time after acupuncture treatment in chiropractic practices!

By | January 7th, 2013|Acupuncture, Dry Needling|

Since the book has been published, the deferral time for Danish blood donors that receive acupuncture treatment in chiropractic practices has been changed. The Danish blood bank has announced that there is no longer any deferral time for Danish blood

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