- Klinikken Nørreport
At the clinic, we master three different forms of acupuncture, which we use both as an independent form of treatment and as a supplement to the chiropractic treatment. The combination of specific joint treatment and acupuncture has proven to be highly effective for various pain conditions in or originating from muscles and joints. Acupuncture has become more and more recognized within the established treatment system, and there is increasing research evidence for effectiveness in several pain conditions.
Classic traditional acupuncture
Acupuncture is a 4,000-year-old Chinese form of treatment based on the theory that pathways (meridians) of electromagnetic energy, also called Qi, run in the body. Qi is the energy that makes everything in the organism function optimally. If Qi is blocked (for physical or psychological reasons), there is an imbalance in the body, which can manifest itself in many different ways, e.g. headaches, sciatica pain, weakening of the immune system or problems with the skin etc. Treatment with needles is part of acupuncture and is used to remove these Qi blockages so that the body's own healing is optimized.
Evidence-based acupuncture uses natural scientific explanatory models based on anatomy, physiology and the doctrine of disease known in Western medicine. The method is gaining increasing popularity as a pain treatment among doctors in Denmark.
Dry needling is strictly speaking not a form of acupuncture, but a very effective and relatively painless way to treat tense and painful muscles. The needle is inserted directly into muscle knots (myoses), which then tend to disappear after just a few seconds. Dry needling as a form of treatment arose after attempts were made to treat these muscle knots with blockades. It was discovered that needles alone without blockade were often as effective as injections with blockade. Considering that the effect is the same and you avoid all the side effects of blockades, dry needling is an obvious supplement in the treatment of muscles and joints. "The dry needles" thus alludes to the fact that they are unblocked. Dry needling is particularly useful in acute conditions, where the muscles may be so tense that joint treatment cannot be started immediately. It is also useful in the few patients who, for various reasons, cannot tolerate chiropractic joint treatment. Dry needling is used as a supplement to treatment at the clinic by all the clinic's chiropractors and our physiotherapists.