What’s the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

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What’s the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

When you are exploring different therapies, you may come across many different sources of information. And sometimes it may get a little confusing, when you’re trying to keep a clear head and maintain a good overview.

Dry needling or acupuncture?

In this short video, we explain the difference between our use of acupuncture needles, and the other methods that are based on Chinese medicine or Chinese acupuncture.


Why we use dry needling at Burswood Health Chiropractic Clinic

We often get asked about the difference between dry needling and acupuncture. At Burswood we focus our practice around dry needling. Traditional Chinese acupuncture works on the body’s Meridians, or Chi. Whereas dry needling involves the insertion of a tiny acupuncture needle into a trigger point in a muscle to deactivate it, and therefore decrease its pain. It also increases healing in the area, and speeds up any recovery. So for those out there that are scared of needles: most people get up and say that they didn’t feel a thing. So if you think that dry needling interests you, speak to one of our chiropractors.


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Our practice is located in Burswood (Eastern Perth surburbs), a 1 minute drive from the Town of Victoria Park or East-Perth.

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21 Harvey Street
Burswood, WA 6100, Perth

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