Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. A trusted technique by many, this advanced technique is used to decrease pain and jumpstart your body’s own healing process
Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.
The act of inserting the dry needles + turning the needles + use of electrotherapy application have been shown to be beneficial technique for pain control!
Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. The treatment is not attempting to cause a “shift” in the body’s energy flow. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research