What Is Dry Needling
Dry needling is a procedure where filiform needles are tapped through the skin to the target tissue to bring about a therapeutic effect.
No medicine is delivered, thus it is called ‘dry’, compared to injections, which are ‘wet’.
Morphology of needle -
- diameter or gauge is 26(0.22 mm) to 34(0.45 mm)
- length is 13 mm to 125 mmis
Is it same like acupuncture?
No, it is not the same. Acupuncture work’s on meridians but Dry Needling treat the Trigger point. The literary meaning of “acupuncture” is piercing with needle (Latin acus means needle). In Dry-Needling also we are piercing the needle, but physiological background is totally different. Acupuncture is traditional Chinese treatment but Dry Needling is western mode of treatment and has strong physiological background.