In the realm of medical science, alternative systems of medicine and treatments are also gaining popularity. For example, yoga, reiki, pranic healing, meditation, acupuncture, dry needling are some of the popular alternative systems of treatment that are in vogue today. Many of the alternate procedures like yoga and meditation have been in practice for several centuries. Yet, their importance in the field of medicine is now being emphasized by many experts. The dry needles Australia professionals use are very popular as an alternate system of therapy. But this system is of recent origin. However, within a short span of time, dry needling procedure has gained popularity as a viable therapy. According to the Massage Association of Australia (MAA), dry needling is a Myotherapy treatment and it does not involve any medication.
Application of dry needling:
The AAA points out that the dry needles Australia therapists use can be effectively used for treating ailments like sinus, headache, muscular ailments and various ailments relating to nerves. This therapy is found to be very effective in treating myofacial pain, and it is for this reason the treatment is also popularly called as ‘myofacial trigger point needling’. Dr. Janet G Travell, M.D. is believed to have started the dry needling procedure.
This therapy starts by inserting microfilament needles into the specific trigger points of the dysfunctional muscles. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), when the therapist inserts the needle at the appropriate point, it enhances the flow of blood to the area and in the process, it also releases chemicals in the body having the potency to get rid of the pain.
Further, MAA points out that when the therapist inserts the dry needles Australia shops sell, these cause neurological effects and thereby change the way the body senses the pain. Simultaneously, these also cause chemical and electrical changes in the body and help in healing even the tough muscle spasms.