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Why Use 
Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique used to treat trigger point pain and myo-fascial pain. Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include Acupuncture, trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.

We are the only practitioners in Asheville who have extensive training in both Dry Needling and Orthopedic Acupuncture. 

An initial consultation with Dr. Autum Kirgan, DACM, C.SMA 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 on the same day.

What to Expect with Dry Needling

Quick & Painless

The procedure is quick and painless, you're in and out of the office in 30 minutes.

Number of Procedures

The number of procedures you will need will vary based on your pain, injury, amount of time you've had it, etc.

Accurate Evaluation

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


Absence of Symptoms

Effective When Paired With Acupuncture

Dry Needling is often repeated 2-5 times a week until maximum improvement is seen. Then a maintenance regimen is often prescribed to prevent a recurrence. Maintenance may be as little as 1-2 times per month.

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

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

Conditions We Treat with
Dry Needling

Back & Neck Pain

Upper Extremity

Lower Extremity

Migraines & Headaches

  • Chronic Low Back Pain

  •  Degenerated / Dehydrated Discs

  • Stenosis

  • Thoraco - Lumbar Junction Syndrome

  • Facet Pain

  • Arthrosis

  • SI Syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • Sports Injuries

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Rotator Cuff

  • Labrum Injury

  • Tennis / Golfers Elbow

  • Muscle Strains

  • Ligament Sprains

  • Hip, Hamstring, and Gluteal Pain

  • Runner's Knee

  • Patellar Tendinopathy

  • Achilles Tendinopathy 

  • Shin Splints

  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spurs

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Morton's Neuroma

  • Foot Over-Pronation

  • Metatarsal Stress Fracture

  • Muscular Injury & Strains

  • Ligament Injury & Sprains

  • Chronic Pain

  • Athletic Performance

  • Migraine

  • Tension Headache

  • Whiplash

  • TMJ

  • Concussions

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Dry Needling helps with muscular pains and limitations. Get back to moving the way you want to.


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As a professional athlete & artist, I cannot recommend Autum enough. Professional, kind & caring, extremely knowledgeable & passionate, clean & modern - all words I would use to describe Autum & this clinic. 5 star, 10/10 all around best.

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I began treatments with Autum for a shoulder injury that had been causing me pain for years. Western medicine options were surgery or a cortisone injection which was not appealing. After my treatment program my shoulder feels great and has no pain issues even after resuming activities that would normally have caused irritation. Thanks Autum!

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I absolutely love Autum! Love the office! They are so nice and she is the only one who has helped me with my herniated disc!! I have recommended so many people already!

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After beating my body in the military for over 20 years I had zero ideas of the cumulative damage that I had done. It took partially tearing both Achilles to get me to slow down long enough to let Autum figure it out. A year and a half later the Achilles are a huge improvement from the day I hobbled in, now we are addressing other issues that fell by the wayside. Not only does she treat the physical, but she has also treated the mental aspects and genuinely wants to fix the issues. I am grateful I took a chance and got her help!!

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