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Muscle aches are extremely common, almost everybody has likely experienced discomfort in his or her muscles at some point. Dry Needling Acupuncture is also known as “Intramuscular Stimulation”(IMS). Dry Needling Acupuncture is a latest concept of Hands - on technique that is used to treat musculoskeletal pain which is generally caused due to trigger point formation, which is the most painful or irritable point in a muscle. In US and India, it is now a better substitute for pain relief in muscles for fibromyalgia or myofacial soft tissue release.

Penetration in a normal muscle is painless however a shortened, supersensitive muscle will ‘grasp’ the needle in what can be described as the “latent twitch response”. This twitch response is a positive sign which means that the procedure has been effective.

Nerve irritation as well as inflammation of ligaments, tendons and joints occurs due to shortening of the muscles which is the main goal of Dry Needling Acupuncture. It is thus beneficial in desensitization of supersensitive areas, lengthening of shortened muscles and increased range of motion around the joints. Dry Needling Acupuncture is very effective for releasing shortened muscles which can commonly cause conditions such as: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Epicondylitis and Fascitis.

Ankle pain, planter facitis, pain in calves, knots in calf muscles, biceps pain, golfers elbow, muscle pain in weight lifters, tight or taut muscles, hamstring pain, pain behind the knee, patella femoral pain, arthritis, stress pain,chronic fatigue syndrome, night pains in muscles, stiff hip joints , ankylosingspondolytis, dish syndrome, traps pain, sports injuries. It’s a quicker option for recovery especially for sports players as a substitute for sports massage. We provide the best dry needling treatment in Delhi.


Dry Needling Acupuncture requires a medical examination and diagnosis by a practitioner knowledgeable in anatomy, neurology and orthopaedics. It originated in USA by a US physical therapist called Janet Travell. Needle insertion is indicated by physical signs and not according to predefined meridians. Subjective and objective effects are usually experienced right after the treatment. The easiest way to think of this treatment is to relate it to a massage. The knots in your muscles that massage therapy often targets are similar areas of treatment for IMS (also known as Trigger Point dry needling acupuncture-TDN).

It is important to understand that the origins of Dry Needling Acupuncture are drawn from Western Medicine principals and scientific research-based conclusions. The technique of Dry Needling Acupuncture has NO historical ties to Acupuncture, which is based on Eastern tradition. Dry Needling Acupuncture effectively treats musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction while acupuncture aims to influence “energy” and “meridians.” The only similarity between the two is that they share a common tool, a fine needle. However, just because the same tool is used doesn’t mean the same job is being performed. For instance, a surgeon and a butcher share a common tool but I know who I would want using that tool on me.


Dry Needling Acupuncture is not a new concept. Although it is not well known in our country, it is quiet renown in western countries.


Dry Needling Acupuncture is practiced all over the world especially in countries like Australia, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands and New Zealand etc. In India, it is more famous in the south-western regions, and is slowly getting renown in Delhi. PHYWorld is one of the few and first reputed Physiotherapy clinic in Gurgaon & Delhi where Dry Needling Acupuncture is practiced. Phyworld also provides the best hamstring strain treatment in Delhi. Hamstring strain is a common health issue among people who play sports daily and it is better to seek the help of a professional for hamstring strain treatment. Along with this, they even have best Fibromyalgia Treatment in Delhi.


Many patients report a feeling of weakness directly after the treatment. This is because the newly released muscles are indeed weak. Most people are sore or have a bruised sensation after the procedure, which may last for the next 1-2 hours, though some patients report feeling quite sore for as long as a day. PhyWorld recommends that resting is the main key and fewer painkillers should be used because the above remedies can help you get better without painkillers.


Persistent Neck or Upper Back Pain

Dry Needling Acupuncture can help reduce painful migraines and release the tense tender muscles around the shoulders or neck and can treat neck pain, shoulder pain, guilts in muscles and pain down the arm. The knots in the neck (as in the picture ) which cause repeated headaches which are on one side of the face, pain behind the eye, pain in ears going to jaw, half forehead pain etc, can be sorted in minutes with a session of Dry Needling Acupuncture

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Low Back and Hip Pain

Dry Needling Acupuncture in this region helps restore motion in and around the back which most people forget about after an acute pain episode. It works best in conditions like, performs syndrome, sciatica, claudication ,postural pains , hypo mobility of spine, scoliosis of spine, followed by rx ,The therapist also looks to correct the weakness to ensure that the problem does not return.

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The mainstay of treatment is physical therapy. Optimal physical therapy can only be carried out once adequate pain relief is achieved. Adequate pain relief can be achieved by a combination of nerve medicines to quieten the nerves and safe pain killers, which are continued for longer periods of time. In case you have any queries, schedule an appointment with our specialist for Fibromyalgia Treatment in Delhi.


Many patients begin to feel relief after the first session itself. In some cases the patient does not feel the need to return for any additional sessions at all. In other cases, several sessions (average between 6 and 10) may be required in order to unravel a long history of pain which also gives us a long lasting effect. The number or treatments required is very individualistic and depends on how severe the problem was when the treatment had started. It also depends on the complexity of the underlying problems that might be contributing to the pain.


I am 33 years old and was suffering from back pain that was running down my left leg. I was disappointed and demotivated as I had thought that back pain is an “old man’s problem”. Dr. Vandana convinced me to try just 5 sessions of Dry Needling Acupuncture. I must say that it was like real magic as my pain completely disappeared in just 2 sessions.

I had injured my knee 28 years ago. A few months ago I started using the treadmill again and unfortunately my knee started hurting again. After so many different therapies I thought why not try Dry Needling Acupuncture and I gave my thumbs up for it. I was amazed to see the results as my pain disappeared in a couple of hours. Kudos to Dr Vandana!!!!

I had shoulder pain for almost 6 months after injuring it while playing Badminton. After trying many clinics I heard and was recommended to PHYWorld clinic by a friend. Here, in the clinic they were very patient with me and made sure I understood the entire concept of Dry Needling Acupuncture. Initially I was apprehensive but eventually tried it. In just 5 sessions I was completely relieved from my pain. With rehabilitation after that I was ready to play badminton again. Thanks to the entire staff and a special thanks to Dr Vandana.

I could not walk properly as i was suffering from diabetic neuropathy for the past 6 years but after joining PHYWorld physiotherapy premises, I not only underwent physiotherapy treatment but Dry Needling Acupuncture also which enhanced my progression. Now I can walk 60% better compared to how I used to in just 3 months.

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