alfred and will needleThe practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture has been in practice for over 2,000 years. This system places needles around the body according to ancient meridian and energy systems to treat a wide array of medical ailments. Currently western medicine has taken a further look into the benefits of needles puncturing the skin.

Our current system has been re-termed dry needling or intramuscular stimulation, it is a modern skill based on neurological study and anatomical knowledge. It has been discovered through the advent of Functional MRI study that the benefit of creating small lesions with a filament needle has a wide array of benefits. We have seen that inserting these needles has been shown to decrease the pain signal in the brain, increase the amount of endorphins and neutrophils to increase tissue growth, and most importantly has decreased the amount of bradykin, calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-, supastance P, TNF-1, interleukin-1, serotonin, and norepinephrine (AKA chemicals in the body that diminish the function of all those strong muscles you have).

needled footThere are multitudes of studies on the use of dry needling to improve a multitude of musculoskeletal functions. I am proud to say that I have been trained by the American Institute of Dry Needling by Dr. Yun Tao Ma. Dr. Ma not only has practiced dry needling for patients suffering from all multitudes of musculoskeletal maladies for over 40 years but he has been at the forefront of conducting the research necessary to validate the practice. At Fury we know that pain and myofascial restrictions can often get in the way of progress and performance, now we have a tool to help you recover and feel better. We are offering dry needling sessions $40 per half hour session.  Longer sessions are available with specific consultation and appointment. See the Front Desk to book your session or if you have questions, email me