Needling therapy is a mechanically irritating treatment of structures active in the functional pathology.
For these structures it produces an extremely strong stimulus, with the characteristics of the shock tissue. It seems that only in the form of a mini local shock, one may provoke an effective afference in pathologically active fields. Inactive structures, even irritated with a needle in accordance with the principles discussed here, do not cause pain, they are not subject to a local shock, they do not provoke the expected afference. This means they are not involved in the clinical picture and are functionally healthy.
This treatment, with a clear advantage of reflex effects, also brings biomechanical changes in the joints, expressed in noticeable improvements in the joint play resulting in subsequent improvement of the physiological mobility of the joints. This phenomenon is particularly important in the case of reflex therapy disorders of the spinal joint mobility. In this way can have a significant impact on the treatment of syndromes of motor units of the spine and the effects of their disorders. It plays an important role also in the treatment of the effects of dysfunction of the peripheral joints.
The reflex significance of needling therapy can be also observed in alleviating the clinical symptoms caused by an active root-disc conflict in the lower area of the lumbar spine. Therefore, it may prove effective in helping relieve acute root conditions.