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Dry Needling Services In Katong, Singapore

Dry needling involves the use of a sterile, fine filament needle. The needle is inserted into areas of the muscles known as trigger points. Trigger points are often hyperirritable spots and by inserting a needle into said trigger point, it can eilict a local twitch response from the muscle, causing a cramping-like sensation.

  • Chronic Pain including endometriosis, pelvic pain and painful periods.
  • Neck / Back / Wrist / Knee Pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip and Gluteal Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Overtime, trigger points can develop in muscles due to injury, changes in the way you use your body or as a protective mechanism. This can result in a reduction of blood flow to and from the area leading to a buildup of chemicals resulting in pain, weakness and loss in mobility. Dry needling allows for a local twitch response to restore said blood flow, promoting the muscle regeneration process and reducing tension in muscles.

While both techniques might look similar, the fundamental belief differs greatly. Dry needling focuses on treating myofascial pain by eliciting a local twitch response from trigger point areas, while acupuncture focuses on treating an illness that is usually a result of blocked or interrupted Chi energy. Dry needling a trigger point may last up to 15 seconds, whereas in acupuncture needles may be left for up to 20 mins or longer.

Some patients may complain of muscle soreness or bruising for up to 48hrs post treatment. On some occasions there may be some bleeding due to the puncturing of capillaries.

There is no additional charge.

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November 8, 2021

My healing journey at Embrace started exactly 2 years ago, Jan 2021. I saw Preet for DR and other pelvic matters. Preet had excellent bedside manners and I was always comfortable with her. Shortly after, I was able to join the pilates group class taught by Brenda. As I was already a patient, Brenda had access to my condition and was able to check on me each class. Slowly but surely, I was given the go ahead to start running. I felt safe in all my exercise classes at Embrace because Brenda is attentive and had my progress in mind. Even my recent classes with Deborah are just as thoughtful and beneficial. When I had a bad fall late October 2022, Alex helped me through the months of recovery. She identified my "moving injuries" and explained clearly what I had to do to get better. She also has a great sense of humour! My 2 favourite ladies, Su and Alicia, are super cheerful and helpful in scheduling appointments and texting reminders. They are superstars! It's always comforting to step into Embrace. Thanks guys!

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January 14, 2023

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