Dry Needling Part 2 – Self Treatment and Placebo Effects

Is it possible to treat yourself with dry needling? In this short story we go over the ins and outs of self treatment, and when it’s better left to someone else. 

 

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Dry Needling Part 3 – Acupuncture for Dogs

Does acupuncture work? See what you think – after listening to this quick story about my dog Milo – his bad hips, and some acupuncture needles. 

 

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Dry Needling Part 1 – Different Types of Dry Needling

Firstly – what is dry needling? The simple definition is that it is any time you get needles stuck into you with nothing injected. 

One of the most common types of dry needling is acupuncture. It has been practised for thousands of years, and comes with a rich and layered history. 

More recently, practitioners are starting to use dry needling on trigger points. Interestingly, many acupuncture points correspond to myofascial trigger points. 

 

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Top Athletes – and how they can Help You Beat Chronic Pain

Here’s a list of the things top athletes do that may help you beat chronic pain.

1. Daily Exercise
Even if it’s walking to the post box and back. Anything to get you vertical and moving.

2. Visualisation

All top athletes use this. Visualise health, natural movement, waking up pain free, returning to do the things you love.

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How to Get Restorative Sleep (Even when you have Chronic Pain)

It can be really hard to get out of the cycle of pain + no exercise + bad sleep = more pain and exhaustion. One of the keys to breaking this cycle is getting proper sleep – and this can be difficult when you’re in pain, but your body isn’t tired because you haven’t exercised. 

This short video gives you some good techniques to ensure you get restorative high quality sleep – even when you’re suffering from chronic pain. 

 

http://lifeafterpain.com/info/general/how-to-get-good-sleep-even-when-you-have-chronic-muscle-pain/

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia – Symptoms and Signs

This new series of videos goes through how to tell if you have fibromyalgia – and then what you can do about it. Here’s the link:  http://lifeafterpain.com/info/fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia-series/

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All You Need To Know About Posture and Trigger Points

As we all grow older, there are many of us who slouch. Be it the weight of the world, long hours of stay in front of a computer or tv screen, reading a number of books, or just lazy habits, that most of us develop less than just a perfect posture.

Here is  where trigger points come in. Posture has played a major role in creating (and preventing) trigger points. For instance, if you are holding your neck at a relatively awkward angle or day, at least one all your muscles are working hard all day, without relief.

http://lifeafterpain.com/info/trigger-point/what-everyone-ought-to-know-about-posture-and-trigger-points/

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