Dry needling is the use of thin needles without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim of treating pain and dysfunction caused by muscle, joint or even neural problems.
It is not the same as acupunture. Acupunture is part of chinese traditional medicine, whereas dry needling is a western medicine technique, which needs to have a medical diagnosis.
There is clear scientific understanding of dry needling. Dry needling works by changing the way your body sesnses pain (neurological effects) and by helping the body heal stubborn muscle spasm associated with trigger points (myofascial effects).
There are additional electrical and chemical changes associated with dry needling therapy, which assists in the healing process.
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