Careful palpation of what are called “Ah Shi” points, which often correspond to both trigger points and/or motor points in the myofascial tissue.
Improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation…read more here.
There is some mild to no discomfort with the needle insertion due to the very small diameter of the needle without a central hollow (not hypodermic). There may be a cramping, tingling or aching sensation with a local twitch response when the needle stimulates the muscle.
Please make sure your practitioner is aware of all your current medications and pertinent medical history. Most importantly alert your practitioner if you are taking any blood thinners or have any active infection.