Dry needling

Myofascial dry needling involves the direct insertion of an acupuncture needle into a trigger point. The trigger point, which is an area of hyperirritability within a muscle, is then manipulated with the needle.

 

Myofascial trigger point needling does not stimulate the meridians as it would when receiving an acupuncture treatment, rather, the needle enters the trigger point which is then deactivated by manipulating the needle.

It is this stimulation that encourages the natural healing power of the body to target the treated site, hence promoting healing.