What does dry needling actually do?

By | September 17th, 2014|Dry Needling, Physicology, Science|

In managing Myofascial Pain Syndromes, the elicitation of muscle twitches is still considered as the hallmark of effective treatment. These local twitches/contractions seem to result from:   Stimulation of the motor end-plate zones (MEPZs) which elicits large muscle twitches (Needle

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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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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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