Dry Needling

Dry needling, like acupunc­ture, uses thin fil­i­form nee­dles to pen­e­trate the skin. Instead of insert­ing these nee­dles into tra­di­tion­al acupunc­ture points, dry needling goes direct­ly into a mus­cu­lar trig­ger point. The nee­dle is then manip­u­lat­ed to elic­it a mus­cu­lar twitch response. This response helps release the trig­ger point and reduce the spasm. Dry needling is used to reduce pain and improve movement.