Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to relieve muscular pain. Thin stainless steel needles are inserted into “trigger points” to help release tension, relieve pain, and reduce muscle spasms. The needles are left in the skin for a short amount of time.
The approach is based on western anatomical and neurophysiological principles, and it’s growing in popularity.
It’s important to note that dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine going back hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Dry needling use thin, stainless steel needles that are inserted into the skin to treat muscle pain, tightness, and discomfort. The needles are inserted into the skin but do not inject fluid into the body, thus the name “dry” needling.