Dry Needling in Hong Kong
At Jeff Law Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists have undergone rigorous training in dry needling techniques, designed to help alleviate your pain as well as a variety of muscle and tissue conditions.
Our dry needling and physiotherapy clinic, located in the bustling Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong, offers each patient a tailored treatment plan. With state-of-the-art equipment and transparent pricing, we ensure that you can enjoy high-quality physiotherapy services with peace of mind.
Disposable needles, stringent adherence to hygienic protocols ensures a safe and sterile procedure.
Our physiotherapists are qualified acupuncturists who have completed their training with the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand.
Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that is gaining popularity as a treatment option for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses thin needles to stimulate trigger points in muscles, tendons, ligaments, or fascia to relieve pain and improve the range of motion.
What is dry needling?
Dry needling is a treatment that involves inserting a fine, solid filament needle into a muscle, tendon, or ligament without the injection of any medication. These needles are similar to those used in acupuncture, however the two techniques are different. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment which involves the flow of energy throughout the body, while dry needling is based on the stimulation of trigger points in muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
What are the benefits of dry needling?
Dry needling has many benefits, such as its ability to:
Reduce pain and stiffness
Improve joint mobility
Enhance muscle function
Help with conditions such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, tennis elbow, and frozen shoulder
Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment option for many musculoskeletal conditions.
How does dry needling work and what does it do?
This technique works by stimulating the trigger points in an affected area, causing a twitch response and releasing tension in the muscles. This helps to reduce pain and improve mobility. It also helps to increase blood flow to the area, promoting healing and reducing inflammation. Some of the conditions that dry needling can treat are:
Migraine and tension-type headaches
Jaw and mouth problems, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
Repetitive motion disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Phantom limb pain
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to balance the flow of energy or qi. It is based on the concept of meridians, or energy channels, that run throughout the body. This type of treatment is very popular throughout Hong Kong.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatment has many benefits, such as how it can:
Reduce pain, stress, and anxiety
Enhance overall well-being
Help with conditions such as infertility, digestive disorders, and respiratory conditions
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points in the body to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. It also helps reduce inflammation and improve circulation, promoting healing and reducing pain.
Acupuncture vs dry needling — what's the difference?
While acupuncture and dry needling both involve the use of thin needles, they are different techniques. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and deals with the flow of energy throughout the body, while dry needling is based on the stimulation of trigger points in muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Acupuncture often involves the use of more needles and a longer treatment time, while dry needling is a shorter treatment with fewer needles. Both of these treatments are popular amongst HK locals due to their numerous benefits and can both be performed effectively within the city.
Why choose dry needling at Jeff Law Physiotherapy?
At Jeff Law Physiotherapy, our experienced physiotherapists are trained in dry needling techniques and use them as part of our comprehensive treatment approach to help you achieve your goals. We take a personalized approach with each patient and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. We are committed to providing high-quality care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
If you're suffering from pain or muscle tension, our experienced physiotherapists can help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. Get back to doing what you love without pain holding you back.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is dry needling painful?
Dry needling can cause some pain or discomfort while it is being done. However, most people can tolerate the procedure well.
How often should I get dry needling treatment?
The frequency of dry needling treatments depends on the individual's condition, the severity of symptoms, and overall health. Our physiotherapists at Jeff Law Physiotherapy will evaluate your condition and provide a personalized treatment plan, which includes the recommended frequency of treatment.