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Dry needling/ Segmental Acupuncture

 

Jessica Pike, at Macintosh Physiotherapy, is trained in the provision of Dry Needling and Segmental Acupuncture.
Dry needling refers to the insertion of acupuncture needles to deactivate myofascial trigger points (tender spot in a tight muscle band).
Segmental Acupuncture refers to the insertion of an acupuncture needle in a region known as a “meridian” (or Chinese life-energy channel), which also shares the same segmental (nerve) supply as the patient’s complaint.
These therapies are becoming increasingly popular world-wide and have a large evidence-base to support their effectiveness.