Dry Needling is Trigger Point Acupuncture

Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling is a subset of Trigger Point Acupuncture, but Acupuncturists who do trigger point also include acupuncture points, patterns and knowledge during the treatment.  Imagine applying Western muscular techniques with Eastern energy techniques, that’s Trigger Point Acupuncture!

If you are seeking dry needling, consider that the technique is actually taken from Acupuncture.  It’s needling Ah-Shi points, which means painful points, acupuncturists have been doing this for 5,000 years.Rhonda - Dry Needling Therapist (Acupuncturist)

Traditional Acupuncturists insert needles and perhaps stimulate the needles by slight movement or rotation.

However …

There is another style of Acupuncture. This updated style involves manipulating the needle by gently probing the tight muscles and creating a twitch response. This repeated twitching indicates your tightness is being released. This is exactly the definition of Trigger Point Acupuncture.

Trigger Point Acupuncture is a specialty I have been providing to patients since 1999.  That is over 18 years experience treating patients using Trigger Point Acupuncture or dry needling.

Dry needling therapy is a new treatment type for doctors and physical therapists. You’ll be hard pressed to find a physical therapist with much dry needling experience.  Physical therapists are not currently licensed to dry needle in New Jersey.

Choosing a Dry Needling practitioner

Make sure to see someone that is experienced and licensed for your dry needle treatment.  If you see a physical therapist, dry needling is not currently in their scope of practice potentially causing billing and other problems.

At AbsoluteQi, we treat patients for all types of muscular ailments. Conditions we treat include:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Knee pain
  • Lower and upper back pain
  • TMJ

and much more using trigger point and Electro-Acupuncture Medicine.

My name is Rhonda Hogan, I’m a licensed acupuncturist with 18+ years of experience. Call to set up your appointment for trigger point acupuncture to address your pain.  Contact me to discuss your problem and what you can expect from a trigger point treatment perspective.