Dry Needling

How Dry Needling Works:

Dry needling works by insertion of an acupuncture needle into sore, often palpable, trigger points in muscles.  Trigger points are where muscle tissue and fascia bind.  Nerve endings become irritated, lactic acid builds up and a whole cascade of the body’s own pain inducing chemicals kick in to gear.

By gently stimulating the trigger point with the acupuncture needle (which also correspond to acupuncture points) I am able to essentially hit a “reset” button in the feedback loop to the brain thereby encouraging the muscle to relax and return to its healthy natural state. This is an extremely simplified explanation.  If you would like something more in depth, please.. just ask me!

Dry needling is indeed acupuncture and only a licensed acupuncturist with 4+ years of training of proper needle insertion and anatomy should perform this.  In California and many other states ONLY a licensed acupuncturist can perform dry needling.


Single Treatment

30 Minutes: $60

($50 cash discount price)

30 minute dry needling with or without E-stim (electrical stimulation/TENS unit- no extra charge). Treatment is focused to 1-2 muscle groups.

In California only a licensed acupuncturist (LAc) can practice dry needling. For many, quick release of muscle motor points via acupuncture needles to stubborn and painful areas is exactly what they’ve been missing! Dry needling is the way to go.

Dry needling uses sterile acupuncture needles and is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of the pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or low-back pain.


Cupping + Dry Needling

45 Minutes: $80

($70 cash discount price)

A combination treatment consisting first of cupping and then dry Needling for 1-2 specific muscle groups.

This is THE #1 most requested treatment combo for muscle pain, injury, stiffness and inflammation in my practice!