Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Dry Needling

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.

Dry needing process helping with knee pain - VanNess Chiropractor - Barrington Chiropractor offering Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Barrington IL 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

Running Injuries

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splits
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Hamstring Strain

Neck and Shoulder Pain

  • Disk and Nerve Problems
  • Neck Pain
  • TMJ
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Upper Back and Shoulder

Lower Back & Hip Pain

  • Low Back Pain
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Stenosis
  • Scoliosis


  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Sinus Problems
  • Tinnitus and much more…

Cupping (Myofascial Decompression) – Barrington, IL

cupping, or myofascial release, example on Barrington Chiropractic care page

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.


Call Us At: (847) 842-8070

Office Hours


7:30AM - 5:45PM
9:00AM - 6:00PM
7:30AM - 5:45PM
7:45AM - 10:30AM
7:30AM - 12:00PM

* For emergency or after hour appointments, call the office at (847) 842-8070 and leave a voicemail. Your message will be forwarded to the chiropractor on call.

Office Hours

7:30AM - 5:45PM

9:00AM - 6:00PM

7:30AM - 5:45PM

7:45AM - 10:30AM

7:30AM - 12:00PM



* For emergency or after hour appointments, call the office at (847) 842-8070 and leave a voicemail. Your message will be forwarded to the chiropractor on call.

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Cori MichaelCori Michael
16:47 09 Jun 23
I’ve dealt with lower back pain for many years. After having 2 kids in 2 years it became too much and I went to a back pain doctor who put me through 5 weeks of physical therapy. Unfortunately that didn’t work and was very frustrating because I really worked hard at it, stopped running and would do the daily recommended exercises and stretches. My wonderful neighbor recommended I come here and within my first appointment I left feeling much better! Im excited for me new health journey with Van Ness Chiropractic!
Abbie DaltonAbbie Dalton
14:26 17 May 23
I’ve been to many chiropractors for upper back and neck issues and Van Ness Chiropractic is the best! Dr. Jeff and Dr. Rani are amazing! I went in with terrible pain and they had me feeling better in no time. The office is very relaxing and everyone is so friendly and kind. Scheduling is always easy, even when I need care last minute, they alway make time for me! I always look forward to all my visits with the team!
Tiffany WalkerTiffany Walker
21:05 15 May 23
After rounds and rounds at many other chiropractors with no success, I was referred to Van Ness Chiro! The doctors listen to your concerns and address them accordingly. I have been an avid patient for almost a year and every adjustment has been different! This speaks volumes as they truly adjust what is necessary versus the “basic” for everyone. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the additional services that are offered such as electro therapy (included with you adjustment), acupuncture, cupping and massage! The office staff is also very understanding and accommodating! 100% recommend!
J JayJ Jay
21:25 24 Apr 23
Dr. Jeff Parkin & Dr. Rani Sabri are amazing! This is my first chiropractic experience & I would recommend Van Ness Chiropractic to anyone. The atmosphere in the office is completely relaxing. I look forward to each visit. I've also tried the acupuncture sessions and truly love them. Leaving each session, I feel relaxed, renewed & rejuvenated!
23:26 10 Apr 23
Van Ness Chiropractic is a place that cares for its’ patients like they are family. I’ve had many freak accidents and have called them first for help. Each provider wants to help you be at your best, and it’s rare these days to feel cared for after leaving the doctor. So grateful for them!
Carrie EgilskeCarrie Egilske
21:07 06 Feb 23
I love Van Ness Chiropractic! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating! Dr VanNess has does wonders for my pain. I have worked as a CA and his technique is very effective compared to previous chiropractors I’ve worked with and have been treated by. I would highly recommend making an appt. You will not regret it.
Deborah CrossDeborah Cross
20:05 27 Dec 22
I have been to many chiropractors before for low back issues. Van Ness Chiropractic is the best I have experienced. Dr. Van Ness is very knowledgeable, professional has kept me moving without pain. Everyone in the practice is friendly and caring. I appreciate that they offer alternative remedies, such as dry needling to alleviate sports injuries. Thank you Dr. Rani! I highly recommend the practice.
Christopher MaxsonChristopher Maxson
21:06 11 Jul 22
LOVE THIS PLACE! Dr Van Ness is awesome. Really knows his stuff. Friendly and comfortable environment. Has been really helpful keeping my body healthy with working 2 physical jobs. Thank you Dr Van Ness. Also when it comes to acupunture, I would recommend Dr Rani. Thank you for your kindness. From the first day I felt very comfortable here so I appreciate you. And to the amazing and friendly staff Thank you for all that you guys do.. for all you do y
Erin LocherErin Locher
16:56 01 Jul 22
I can't say enough about Dr. Jason Van Ness and the team at Van Ness Chiropractic! When people ask if I know a good Chiropractor in town, without hesitation, I recommend Van Ness Chiropractic. Not only for "fixing" what's broken, but for wellness maintenance, too. I see people in the office ranging from babies to elderly, athletes of all kinds, people who travel far and wide and make time, when in town, to visit Dr. Van Ness. Van Ness Chiropractic offers a vainly of services and is not limited to Chiropractic care. Besides my regular Chiropractic visits, I have taken advantage of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. My quality of life is enriched by regular visits to Dr. Jason Van Ness and his team!Stop by and meet the'll be thankful you did.
Rick LewanRick Lewan
12:47 30 Jun 22
Dr.Van Ness has built himself a great place for health. I’ve been seeing him since he did a residency with Dr.Cox, late 1990s. As a legacy patient he has always kept me straight. He even came in on a weekend to assist my wife with an issue. His place isn’t just straightening crooked people. He treats young athletes to the “ole guys” equally. His center of health has a variety of therapists to get you the proper care you want.
Laurie WenzelLaurie Wenzel
20:04 16 Jun 22
I have been nothing but happy and feeling great after 6 1/2 years of seeing Jason and Jeff! Thank you for being so positive and always available!Your office and staff are wonderful and so welcoming! Keep up the awesomeness and congratulations on the big 25!
Angeline GuseAngeline Guse
13:54 01 Jun 21
I didn’t even know I had mild back problems until I came here. Very thorough and very friendly staff! I love the fact that it’s also a clean and safe place as they wipe surfaces often. Definitely recommend!


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