Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.
What is difference between acupuncture and dry needling?
Dry needling is focused on using strong stimulation on the muscles to get them to release. Acupuncture, on the other hand, does not use strong
stimulation and it is based on channel theory and using points to heal the body naturally. Dry needling is a Western medical technique that is evidence based, while Acupuncture is an Eastern (Chinese) medical technique that is energy based.
What are the benefits of dry needling?
Dry needling can increase range of motion, decrease pain and inflammation, relax the muscles, boost blood flow, and initiate a healing response!