Why Use Dry Needling?

Dry Needling releases trigger points to ease musculoskeletal pain and improve range of movement.

Sonoma Acupuncture Integrative Health is the only provider in the Las Cruces, New Mexico area with extensive training and experience in both Dry Needling and Orthopedic Acupuncture.

An initial consultation with Dr. Janet Quintanilla is required to find out if you are a candidate for Dry Needling. If you are determined to be a candidate, we can perform your first procedure the same day.

What Is A Trigger Point?

A trigger point is a local contracture or tight band in a muscle fiber that can disrupt function, restrict range of motion, cause pain or muscle tenderness.

How Does Dry Needling Help?

When Dry Needling is applied to a muscular trigger point, it can decrease banding or tightness, increase blood flow, and reduce pain & muscle tenderness.

Is Dry Needling The Same As Acupuncture?

Dry Needling is not the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on Eastern medicine, whereas Dry Needling is rooted in Western medicine and the evaluation of pain patterns and movement impairments.

What To Expect

With Dry Needling

Quick & Painless

Dry Needling is quick and painless, you’re in and out of the office in 30 minutes.

Treatment Course

The number of procedures you will need will vary based on your specific condition, the amount of time you’ve had it, etc.

Accurate Evaluation

Once you are evaluated, Dr. Janet Quintanilla will analyze your presentation and give you an estimate of the number of treatments likely needed based on clinically evidence based data.

The Process

The Dry Needling process is repeated 2-4 time a week until maximum improvement is seen. Then a maintenance regimen is often prescribed to prevent recurrence. Maintenance may be as little as 1-2 times per month.

Absence Of Symptoms

Dry Needling can and often results in a complete absence of symptoms, even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years.

Effective When Paired With Acupuncture

Dry Needling Therapy is most effective when paired with Acupuncture Therapy simultaneously.

Conditions We Treat

With Dry Needling

Back & Neck Pain

Degenerated Discs
Dehydrated Discs
Facet Arthrosis
SI Syndrome

Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff
Tennis / Golfers Elbow


Migraine & Tension Types

And More

Hip & Gluteal Pain
Knee Pain
Achilles Tendonitis
Plantar Fasciitis
Muscular Strains
Ligament Sprains

Common Questions About Dry Needling

Am I A Candidate For Dry Needling ?

Patients suffering from any kind of pain, stiffness, soreness, limited range of motion, tight muscles, or to prevent injury are considered as candidates for Dry Needling.

I've Had Surgery, Can I Still Get Dry Needling Therapy?

Yes! Dry Needling is used post operatively everyday across the world. It actually helps you to heal faster. Studies show acupuncture and dry needling can speed up healing by 5 times.

Is Dry Needling Covered By Insurance?

We are out of network with all insurance companies and do not bill third party or private insurance directly. We can provide you with a super bill that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. The good news is, that you are the one in charge of what procedures you get, not an insurance company, and acupuncture treatment is very affordable.

Are you ready to start living pain free?

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Sonoma Acupuncture Integrative Health
141 N. Roadrunner Pkwy
Suite 226
Las Cruces, NM 88011

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