21 May 2013

Dry Needling, Acupuncture…What’s the difference?

There are many different types of acupuncture. The most common is traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) which is one of the oldest forms of therapy. The philosophical concept of acupuncture relates to the imbalance of Ying and Yang which manifests as disease or injury. This imbalance is thought to relate to a blockage in the flow […]

29 Jul 2011

Placebo Effect: Friend or Foe?

Just seeing someone for your pain can make you better before they even lay their hands on you. If you have two identical pills and one is priced higher the higher priced pill will have a bigger effect. The placebo effect is the phenomenon whereby the ritual of an intervention, rather than the intervention itself, […]

19 Jul 2011

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling: What is the difference?

These days, many physiotherapists and other health practitioners are using dry needling as a form of treatment. So how does this differ from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, and what can you expect when your physiotherapist wants to use dry needling  as part of your treatment?