What is the Difference Between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?

The dry needling technique uses the same tool as acupuncture, but with a different theoretical purpose..  Although an acupuncture needle is used in dry needling, dry needling is based on traditional reasoning of Western medicine. The sites for the needle insertion are located in specific myofascial trigger points in skeletal muscle, which can differ from acupuncture.

Dry Needling can provide relief from:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cramps
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Migraines
  • Pelvic pains
  • Spinal issues