Acupuncture
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Dry Needling & Cupping for muscle & joint pain

Dry needling is an alternative treatment option for managing musculoskeletal pain. It has its roots in indigenous culture worldwide, most notably traditional Chinese medicine. The use and efficacy of micro-filament needles has been extensively researched for decades because of its unique ability to modify pain and encourage an innate healing response. Dr. Thorne's training and experience in Traditional Chinese and Japanese acupuncture combined with allopathic methods of dry needling, bring a unique integrative approach to each treatment. 

Dry-Needling is beneficial in treating many medical conditions, including:

  • Back or neck pain

  • Tennis elbow

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Joint problems

  • Myofascial pain/fibromyalgia

  • Pelvic pain

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Shin splints

  • Shoulder impingement

  • Spinal issues

  • TMJ

  • Tendonitis

  • Trigger points

  • Whiplash

Cupping has been around for thousands of years and dates back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian medicine. Cupping was documented in one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, Ebers Papyrus, which was written in 1550 BC. 

Today, cupping has been popularized by both celebrities and athletes alike as the unique circular bruising is easily identified.

It is widely used for pain relief and musculoskeletal injuries, such as strains, sprains, back injuries, and inflammation. It is akin to getting a deep massage as it encourages tissue oxygenation through increased circulation. Cupping can be a stand alone treatment or paired with dry needling. Most patients feel immediate relief after the cups are removed and note an overall sense of relaxation.