DRY NEEDLING is a highly effective medical treatment which uses very thin needles without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim. Dry needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, sinus trouble, headaches and some nerve conditions. It is not at all the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, whereas Dry Needling is a western medicine technique, which needs a medical diagnosis. There is a clear scientific understanding of Dry Needling, and there is evidence to back this up. Dry Needling will quickly and effectively release pain, nerve pressure, cramps and muscle tension. It increases circulation and contact with the muscle fibres. It is basically the same physiological process that naturally occurs in the body after exercising. In this way we mainly just facilitate the bodys natural healing process. If you have had problems for a long time that no one seems to be able to help you get rid of, you should try Dry Needling. What you can expect from a treatment is some muscle soreness that normally lasts from a few hours to a few days, just like after exercising. You normally experience significant results within the first month or first weeks of treatment. If performed correctly by a trained physiotherapist, the treatment is safe and without other side effects.