Dry needling has been around for centuries. It is a form of treatment that uses a “dry” sterile needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of overworked muscle, known as trigger points. Reducing the tightness in these trigger points often reduces pain and restores proper soft tissue function.
At this point we must stress that Dry Needling is different to Acupuncture. Dry needling attempts to release tension from knots and pressure points in muscles whereas acupuncture aims to release endorphins and aims to affect the nervous system.