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Dry Puncture

It is a physical therapy technique in which we use needles similar to acupuncture to eliminate very localized contractures that we call myofascial trigger points. What is achieved with the needle is to destructure these trigger points and trigger a series of mechanisms that will help control pain and improve function. There are several modalities of BP, but the most commonly used technique is the “quick entry and exit” or “Hong technique”, by which we seek to insert the needle several times into the trigger point and provoke local spasm responses. Obtaining these spasm responses indicates that we are at the trigger point and that the prognosis will be good. Currents can also be applied to the needles (dry electro-puncture).

Dry puncture is especially indicated in patients with:

  • Cervicobrachialgia
  • Tension headaches (headaches)
  • Bruxism
  • Fiber breakage
  • Muscle, work or sports overloads
  • Epicondylitis
  • Pubalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis

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