Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Dry Needling
We offer both traditional Chinese acupuncture and dry needling (also known as sports acupuncture) at Van Ness Chiropractic. Though traditional Chinese acupuncture and dry needling both use sterile needles, the methodology behind each treatment is different, as are the techniques and education behind them. After a proper examination, we can discuss which option is best for you.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture – Barrington, IL
Acupuncture is a treatment that involves needle insertion through a person’s skin into specific points, based upon Chinese Medicine, that are meant to relieve pain and address certain health problems.
Dry Needling – Barrington, IL
Dry needling is a procedure where a needle is inserted into a muscle targeting myofascial trigger points. A sterile acupuncture needle is inserted into the trigger point, causing an immediate “release” of the trigger point, reducing pain and muscle tension. The needle is manipulated at various depths, while inserted, and at times the use of electrical stimulation is implemented. The goal of this treatment is to relieve pain and muscle spasms, improve sports performance and promote healing in the treated area.
Though the thought of needles is intimidating, traditional Chinese acupuncture and dry needling are low-risk techniques that can deliver amazing results.
Some may experience a “twitch response” when the needle is inserted which can feel like a muscle cramp. For most, there is little or NO DISCOMFORT with the needle insertion. Drinking plenty of fluids and applying heat can usually reduce any associated soreness.
Conditions Helped with Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Dry Needling
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shin Splits
- Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
- IT Band Syndrome
- Hamstring Strain
Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Disk and Nerve Problems
- Neck Pain
- Rotator Cuff
- Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Upper Back and Shoulder
Lower Back & Hip Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Herniated or Bulging Disc
- Hip Bursitis
- Stress and Anxiety
- Sinus Problems
- Tinnitus and much more…
Cupping (Myofascial Decompression) – Barrington, IL
The therapy of cupping has been used in China for thousands of years.
Evidence of myofascial treatment using negative pressure cupping has evidence dating as far back as 281 AD. Most manual therapy techniques like massage, myofascial release and joint mobilization are compressive in nature. Myofascial decompression with cupping uses negative pressure to decompress adhesions, spots where the connective tissue is stuck, to allow a better flow for improved nutrient exchange. The pressure will cause an ischemic (low blood) response causing increased blood flow to the area to help with healing. The resulting circular bruising under the cup is a classic sign of cupping therapy.
Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin have both been trained by Dr. Christopher Da Prato, who pioneered the use of cupping for sports performance prior to the 2016 Winter Olympics at UC San Francisco School of Medicine.
Van Ness Chiropractic is happy to offer traditional Chinese acupuncture and dry needling for the spine and extremities. Call today to find out if you are a candidate for these great services.
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