Discover the Benefits of Dry Needling at Adelaide Acupuncture

Adelaide Acupuncture is pleased to include dry needling among the services offered at their treatment centre. The therapeutic technique draws a lot of interest as an effective tool in managing various musculoskeletal and myofascial pain syndromes. Scientific research supports the therapy; it’s very effective for patients. Let’s see how you could benefit from dry-needling, supported by newer research and systematic reviews.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry-needling uses filament needles that are inserted into muscular trigger points for the elimination of pain, reduction of muscle tension, and improvement in function. In contrast to acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine, dry-needling seeks to focus on muscle pain and dysfunction.

Benefits of Dry Needling

  1. Support for Effective Pain Management: Research showed that dry-needling is effective in the reduction of pain intensity for conditions such as neck and shoulder myofascial pain, comparable to treatments like wet needling with lidocaine injections (Ong and Claydon, 2019; Liu et al., 2019).
  2. Improved Mobility: Patients with temporomandibular disorders registered marked improvement in pain and pressure pain thresholds, which suggests that dry-needling may be an effective modality in functional mobility and quality of life (latest meta-analysis, 2019).
  3. Supports Recovery: In conjunction with exercise, dry-needling has been shown to confer benefits on subacromial pain syndrome, showing better long-term improvements in disability than exercise alone (randomized clinical trial, 2019).
  4. Safe and Low-Risk: The following minor adverse events have generally been reported with professional practice of dry-needling, and they were also transient and of low intensity (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, 2016).
  5. Cost-Effective: Adding dry-needling to traditional rehabilitation programs, such as physical therapy, was observed to yield relatively greater cost-effectiveness in rehabilitation treatments, providing more benefit per unit of money spent (clinical trial cost-effectiveness analysis, 2019).

Why Choose Adelaide Acupuncture for Dry Needling?

Our dry-needling practitioners at Adelaide Acupuncture are highly qualified and experienced professionals. We focus on all measurements of safety and delicacy, providing individual care according to the needs of the person. We embrace the latest research and clinical practices in our treatment approach to ensure that we deliver the best possible treatment outcomes.


Chronic pain, injury recovery, or just desiring overall improvement in your body’s physical function is best promoted by dry-needling at Adelaide Acupuncture. Backed by strong evidence, it means our dry needling service could help you reclaim the good health that’s eluded you and enhance your well-being. Reach out to learn how you can add dry needling to your wellness regimen.