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Western Acupuncture (Dry Needling) In Chelmsford

Improves Muscular Pain & Promotes Tissue Healing

Western Acupuncture (dry needling) focuses on specific trigger points in order to provide therapeutic relief.

How Does Western Acupuncture (Dry Needling) Help?

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting thin needles into the skin and underlying tissues to release trigger points, improve muscular pain and dysfunction, and promote tissue healing.

  • Relieves pain: Dry needling releases tight muscle tissue, decreases spasms and stimulates the body's natural pain relief system, providing relief from muscular tension, tightness and spasms.
  • Improves range of motion: Dry needling reduces myofascial restrictions and muscular tightness, thereby restoring normal range of motion.
  • Improves circulation: Dry needling stimulates the muscles and their associated connective tissue to promote increased blood flow and nutrient exchange in the area, improving overall circulation.
  • Reduces inflammation: Dry needling helps reduce inflammatory markers, improving tissue healing and providing relief from swelling and pain associated with inflammation.
  • Accelerates recovery from injury & illness: Dry needling helps restore muscle balance and improve tissue healing, promoting faster recovery from injury or illness.
  • Enhances sports performance: Dry needling helps reduce muscular tension and tightness, improving flexibility and allowing athletes to perform their best in the field.

Dry Needling & Pricing

30 Mins Acupuncture with Sports Massage: £47
45 Mins Acupuncture with Sports Massage: £58
60 Mins Acupuncture with Sports Massage: £70
45 Minutes Osteopathy + Dry Needling £75
30 Minutes Osteopathy + Dry Needling £60
45 Minutes Osteopathy + Dry Needling £65
30 Minutes Osteopathy + Dry Needling £54
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The Principles of Dry Needling

The principles of dry needling are based on Western medical principles and research, which include the use of thin needles to stimulate trigger points, improve muscular pain and dysfunction, reduce inflammation, facilitate tissue healing, restore muscle balance and optimize sports performance.

Additionally, it is believed that dry needling can help reduce nerve sensitivity and improve overall quality of life.

How Does Dry Needling Differ From Eastern Acupuncture?

Although dry needling and Eastern acupuncture use similar needles, the technique is different. Dry needling focuses on specific trigger points in order to provide therapeutic relief, while Eastern acupuncture takes a more holistic approach that aims at restoring balance and energy flow throughout the body.

Additionally, dry needling is based on Western medical principles and research, while acupuncture is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine.

Furthermore, acupuncture focuses on the flow of energy within and around the body while dry needling seeks to target and release specific points of pain and tension.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23
Went for a first appointment for RSI with Chris. Simply incredible. Listened carefully, very calm and then offered helpful advice. Worked on my back and shoulders and arms and explained connections between different parts. Provided exercises via video and Youtube (for a secondary issue which he was kind enough to offer help on as well even though the session was meant for RSI). Already booked a 2nd appointment and feeling super happy.The receptionist was lovely and kind and the atmosphere of the place is superb as well. 10/10 overall for everything.
guy oliver
guy oliver
11:50 25 Jul 23
It's such a welcoming atmosphere in the clinic, and the team at Forte are outstanding! Very knowledgeable and they work with you to support your injury/condition! Highly recommend!!
Tom Regan
Tom Regan
20:55 03 Jul 23
I've seen Niro on and off for a few years now when needed and would highly recommend. I even took my 11 years old daughter who's Autistic to see him, he was amazing with her. His manner is professional but friendly. I've previously had a negative experience with another well known clinic in Chelmsford, felt as if they were just interested in the money and doing more treatments than needed, i have never had this with Niro. Great staff, lovely place, highly recommended.
Verity Roberson
Verity Roberson
18:37 24 Jun 23
Great first appointment, Chris listened hard and responded with appropriate treatment
Lynne Taylor
Lynne Taylor
10:55 06 Jun 23

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Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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