This is treatment where fine acupuncture needles are inserted into soft tissue (muscle and fascia) to correct dysfunction caused by trigger points. In my clinic, I use it to complement soft tissue therapy as an extension of trigger point therapy.
Due to its specificity, it is very effective in treating both acute and chronic pain. The idea is to create a minuscule injury to the soft tissue, in order to trigger the body’s natural inflammatory response; by bringing blood, natural painkilling hormornes and nutrients to the area. This enables the tissue to heal properly and restore normal neuromuscular function.