Is Needling Alternative Enough?

dry needling coursesThis is only the latest in a long line of sages I’ve tried, so be warned, even as I type this my patience is wearing thin. For a long time I’ve been suffering from pain in my lower back, the result of a sporting injury. I’m a firm believer that science is destroying the environment and the human race in general, so I’m not about to go to some doctor and get medical treatment. That stuff is all a sham. Reiki hasn’t helped much, healing rocks only really did the trick for a day or so (I think I stopped believing and my faith levels caused them to deactivate), and those healing crystals did nothing. I’ve even tried Feng Shui. Nothing works!

Of course, Hayley’s just come back from that dry needling course and she’s trying to practise on me by saying it’s ‘a bit like acupuncture, but way more sciencey’. Wrong choice of words, Hayley. However, despite myself I’ve found myself quite interested in this dry needling lark. True to her words, it does sort of resemble acupuncture, but it’s taught in a number of reputable schools and seems to be on the rise in Australia. Thing is, it doesn’t look very science(y). Based on reputable education things, sure, but it’s not like dry needling needs a lot of whiz-bang equipment. Just a few needles, a person with a bit of pain…lower back pain, for instance…and that’s about it. It just has a rustic air about it that I find appealing, even if I don’t want to. They’re hosting dry needling courses in Melbourne soon, the ones Hayley is attending. So here I am, using the science of the internet to ask…is it all worth it?

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