While this at first glance these modalities look strikingly similar to, small thin needles are inserted into various points in the body, considerable differences exist between the three.
Neurofunctional (Medical) Acupuncture, your practitioner (physician,physiotherapist, chiropractor etc.) treats you only after a conventional medical/neuro-functional diagnosis has been made, following a conventional (scientific) view. The practitioner will use acupuncture as a treatment modality along with other therapeutic approaches, as needed.
Traditional Acupuncture theory and the traditional Chinese approach following a diagnosis in terms of complex theories regarding disturbance in the body’s balance, characterized by excess or deficiency with respect to what are considered the five elements, water, fire, earth, metal and wood, that needs to be corrected with needles.
Trigger Point Dry Needling directly treats the neuromuscular system, using the same filament style needles, affecting muscle tightness, joint mobility, and symptoms of pain and irritation. By adequately release of the muscle, the tissues are allowed to assume normal function with improved neurological conduction and blood flow.
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