Neurofunctional Acupuncture

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Neurofunctional Acupuncture

Work In Progress is committed to providing cutting edge services to our clients. One of the most popular procedures we perform is neurofunctional acupuncture. The method includes stimulating the needles either manually or with electrical current. Acupuncture is considered a trigger point therapy, which is designed to address pain in your muscles and ligaments.

There are many practitioners of trigger point therapy in NYC, but you’ll find that the therapists at Work In Progress are some of the best in the city. We combine millennia-old traditional practices with modern Western medicine for the best results. Respected organizations like the CDC and American College of Physicians acknowledge that these practices are well-suited for many applications including pain management

Description & Benefits

E-stim enhanced acupuncture has also been shown to reduce inflammation, increase range of motion and improve motor function. Electroacupuncture stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides in your peripheral nervous system. These ultimately work their way into the central nervous system and help to block pain signals.

The people who benefit most from trigger point therapies often have been injured in some way. For instance, a sports injury or the lingering effects of a car accident might be clinically healed, and yet they will still have pain. While the physical damage has healed, it is believed that there can be residual disruption between the affected tissues and your nervous system. This is one scenario where contemporary medical acupuncture is optimal. Work In Progress uses our means-tested therapies to reset the relationship between the affected areas and your central nervous system.

Dry Needling

Another type of therapy available to those looking for alternative pain management is dry needling. Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling and intramuscular stimulation, is a practice that uses short, thin needles to stimulate and subsequently relax muscles that are irritated, knotted, sore, or in some other way malfunctioning. Dry needling is considered a trigger point therapy as it treats the affected area directly at the source, unlike traditional acupuncture that relies on an interconnectedness of acupoints that can be stimulated simultaneously to create a feeling of wellness and relaxation. Instead, dry needling involves focused insertion over a shorter period of time, or repeated insertion known as pistoning or sparrow pecking, at the point causing discomfort to relax the area and release pain-relieving endorphins. The type of dry needling you receive will depend on your condition and the recommendation of one of our licensed acupuncturists. While acupuncture has been around for millennia, dry needling in NYC is a relatively new practice. Research of this practice is still ongoing, however initial findings show it can be an effective treatment for sports injuries, fibromyalgia pain, and other intramuscular pain. If you are suffering from intramuscular pain or a chronic pain condition that is showing little relief with other forms of therapy, then discuss dry needling with one of our acupuncturists. We’ll consider all the options available in order to relieve your symptoms and leave you pain-free. Contact us today for a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: There are many different methods to the centuries-old practice of acupuncture. Dry needling is a trigger point therapy. NYC residents want to know: what are dry needling and trigger point therapy?

A: The short answer is that dry needling NYC clinics like Work In Progress provide is a method used to directly stimulate and then relax muscles that are knotted and sore. Dry needling uses short, thin needles that are virtually painless. That is the definition of trigger point therapy.

Q: Since there are differences between the methods used in acupuncture, what makes dry needling a unique trigger point therapy? New York City offers many different alternative treatments, so what makes this one special?

A: Trigger point therapies like dry needling are different because, unlike other acupuncture methods, they directly address the affected area. That is what separates dry needling. New York City residents are more used to other forms of acupuncture that address interconnectivity and flow.