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What is Dry Needling

Dry Needling, like acupuncture, uses tiny needles in the treatment of numerous conditions.  While Acupuncture takes an eastern medicine approach to care, Dry Needling takes a western medicine philosophy focusing on anatomical structures.  The needles are used to create micro lesions in the soft tissue that will elicit your body’s natural healing response in that area.  This helps speed up recover, decrease pain levels, and decrease tissue tension.  Advanced forms of Dry Needling can also incorporate electrodes to turn on or off certain muscles and tissues to help with sports performance, active rehabilitation, and training.

The technique is called “Dry” Needling because there is no fluid used in the treatment.  On the contrary, using a syringe to inject someone with a medication (aka, getting a shot at the hospital) would be considered “Wet” needling.