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Dry Needling and Acupuncture

Dry needling is a modern, science-based therapy in which fine needles are inserted near the nerves or into the myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles) to stimulate the neural/muscular/connective tissues to relieve the neuro-musculo-skeletal pain syndromes.


There are many health benefits that come with massage dry needling. The insertion of needles helps to restore muscle function by increasing blood flow to the area, reducing pain and inflammation, and decreasing muscle tightness.


Acupuncture is a part of ancient Chinese medicine that was developed over thousands of years. This is a whole body approach to good health and will be provided through thorough consultation with an experienced therapist.


It requires taking your pulse, observation of tongue, complexion and posture, palpation and asking your medical histories. Then, several acupoints will be selected according to your body’s needs. As part of this process, for targeted treatment, we also use dry needling. These two types of needling techniques support your inner health and physical wellbeing.


If you’re looking for dry needling and Chinese acupuncture near me, come see the team at Intertreat Health for acupuncture on Sunshine Coast. We have over 15 years’ experience in providing holistic therapies designed to improve your overall health and quality of life.

Conditioning Neuromuscular problems

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture: what’s the difference?


Dry needling is different to acupuncture in that it is a science-based therapy which focuses on reducing pain by targeting certain trigger points in the body.


Acupuncture is a more traditional approach which focuses on restoring the flow of Qi energy.

Simple 3-step approach that will change your whole health condition!

Which conditions can be treated with Acupuncture and Dry Needling?


At Intertreat Health, in each session we provide integrative healthcare services based on your individual health and changing needs. Acupuncture and dry needling can be used to treat a variety of health conditions, such as:

Skeletalmuscular disorders directly affect the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. The most common cause of musculoskeletal pain is an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments.


For example:

  • Back pain

  • Neck or Shoulder pain

  • Headache and Migraines

  • Tendonitis 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Joint stiffness

  • Tennis elbow 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Sports injuries/ Sprains, strains, and tears

  • Unresolved pain from trauma

  • Repetitive stress injuries

  • Work related injuries 

  • Car accident injuries 


Neuromuscular disorders is a condition where nerves have been impacted by failing to communicate with voluntary muscles. Related condition and symptoms include:

  • Muscular weakness /loss of strength

  • Muscle wastage

  • Muscular cramps

  • Muscle spasticity (stiffness), which later causes joint or skeletal deformities

  • Muscle pain 

  • Difficulty using one or more muscle groups

  • Numbness, tingling, or painful sensations

  • Problems walking, balance and frequent falls


Conditioning related issues: 

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Stress related tensions

  • Fatigue and sleep disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Rotator cuff tears related issues

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Post operation support /rehabilitation 


We also support many other conditions related to your inner health & adjusting your energy flow through Gua Sha, Tui Na massage, and more. Get in touch today to book an appointment.

Discover Chinese Acupuncture Near Me Today


If you’re looking for acupuncture near me, look no further. Here at Intertreat Health, our team has over 15 years’ experience in both Western and Chinese medicine with a range of holistic therapies – from acupuncture and dry needling, to cupping therapy, moxibustion, Tui Na massage, Gua Sha, and more.


Book now. You can call on 0476 062 915, email,  or visit us at 26 Dorian Crescent, Sippy Downs QLD.

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