Dry needling is an acupuncture technique used specifically for musculoskeletal issues. Our muscles exist in layers and they “slide” against each other with movement. With acute or chronic pain, toxins and inflammatory factors build up in between these layers and start to form adhesions (what we may feel as “knots”). Through dry needling, immediate pain relief is achieved by breaking up these adhesions with needles. The needles are inserted into the level of the fasciae (imagine coverings encasing the muscle fibers) and this biomechanical stimulation onto the fasciae breaks up the adhesions. At Trinity Acupuncture in Torrance, dry needling is used in conjunction with traditional acupuncture to produce even quicker results, as we employ a combination of TCM theory with our knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanical dynamics. 

Dry needling at the proper points where adhesions are present usually produce a twitching sensation and will result in some soreness after treatment as the muscle fibers are adapting and changing, similar to post-workout soreness or feeling some soreness after a deep massage or chiropractic adjustment.  Soreness usually lasts about a day or so, but the pain relief and increase in range of motion is immediate.  Many patients with chronic back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or even joint pain like knee pain, elbow pain, ankle pain have seen fast and effective results from dry needling.  Many athletes and dancers who have recurrent sports injuries or tight areas due to repetitive motion or consistent physical training experience better performance, and are able to maintain healthy joints and muscles through keeping their musculoskeletal system balanced through dry needling.  Dry needling allows achieving proper alignment at the framework of our body (the pelvic and the shoulder girdles) by loosening up tight muscles that are holding onto our joints and bones and pulling them out of alignment.  By working and looking at the anatomy holistically, along with treating the locally affected area, dry needling and acupuncture allow pain relief and prevention through the use of proper self-care tools and maintenance. 

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Our team at Trinity understands that changes in habits are an important step in establishing healthy patterns, which will lead to increased overall health. During our sessions, we treat you with the most effective, proven techniques, and equip you to make daily decisions that will reinforce the treatments we administer.

We at Trinity want you to retain your treatment effects. We want to see real, lasting change in your health and quality of life. The patients we serve in Torrance and the surrounding cities of Gardena, Lomita, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach commit to taking an active role in their health by learning about what treatments they receive and will always find supportive listeners in our providers. We walk with you through your healing process and provide practical recommendations that you can implement in your daily life. Get started TODAY by calling 310- 371-1777 for a consultation with one of our caring, compassionate, expert practitioners.