I’ve been an Acupuncturist that uses Dry Needling techniques for over 12 years now. I use a combination of these therapies to help my patients.
The most common conditions I treat are back pain, neck pain, shoulder tension, acute sprains, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, hamstring strains, calf muscle tension, knee pain, patellar tracking dysfunction & gluteal muscle tension.
As well as these muscular conditions I also treat a number of other presentations that are not related to muscle or joint injuries. These include, sinus congestion, fatigue & migraines.
More recently I have also used Acupuncture & Dry Needling techniques for Cosmetic Acupuncture. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a fantastic therapy which benefits patients who wish to reduce facial lines or wrinkles (see previous post).
The brand of needles I find easiest to work with and are less likely to cause pain or discomfort for my patients are the Seirin brand. The J type needle is a fantastic needle for many of the conditions mentioned above, especially in nervous or sensitive patients.
So why do I recommend Seirin?
Before you ask, No, I haven’t been sponsored by Seirin or any needle retailers.
The thing is that the Seirin needle is different from the copper handle needle.
The J type has a quick release system that allows the needle tip to sit in the centre of the guide tube after it is released. The needle shaft is really smooth, giving you a hot-knife-through-butter feel as you insert it.
Lastly, the guide tube edges are rounded which provide greater comfort for your patients.
As with most good equipment, Seirin Needles are priced at the higher end, but in my opinion are well worth the extra cost.