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need·ling

(nēd'ling),
Discission of a soft or secondary cataract.
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need·ling

(nēd'ling)
Discission of a soft or secondary cataract or opening of a blocked glaucoma filtering bleb with a needle puncture.
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Patient discussion about needling

Q. I am thinking are there any other ways to pressurize or use these points apart from needles? hi all…I was advised by my practitioner to pressurize on the acupuncture points regularly using needle and it is painless. I am thinking are there any other ways to pressurize or use these points apart from needles?

A. Yes…there are some other techniques available where they can excite the points for the same effect as acupuncture points which may give some additional benefits. Techniques used are moxibustion, essential oils and now even laser biostimulation is gaining popularity.

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In an assessment of trigger point dry needling as a treatment for orchialgia, an analysis of self-reported improvement data from 2009 to 2016, as well as NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) data, showed that 85% of patients who underwent pelvic floor trigger point dry needling as a component of physical therapy (PT) indicated their orchialgia improved.
Comparison of the short term outcomes between trigger point dry needling and trigger point manual therapy for the management of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.
Pintado-Zugasti, "Effects of myofascial trigger point dry needling in patients with sleep bruxism and temporomandibular disorders a prospective case series," Acupuncture in Medicine, vol.
In addition to physical therapy, SSPT also offers running assessments, bike fits, Pilates, and trigger point dry needling.
However, fol lowing the four sessions of myofascial trigger point dry needling in our case report, the patient reported a 32-point change on a 100-point scale in her neck disability index score along with a 28-point change on a 100-point scale in her headache disability index score.