Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting thin needles into the skin and underlying tissues to release trigger points, improve muscular pain and dysfunction, and promote tissue healing.
The principles of dry needling are based on Western medical principles and research, which include the use of thin needles to stimulate trigger points, improve muscular pain and dysfunction, reduce inflammation, facilitate tissue healing, restore muscle balance and optimize sports performance.
Additionally, it is believed that dry needling can help reduce nerve sensitivity and improve overall quality of life.
Although dry needling and Eastern acupuncture use similar needles, the technique is different. Dry needling focuses on specific trigger points in order to provide therapeutic relief, while Eastern acupuncture takes a more holistic approach that aims at restoring balance and energy flow throughout the body.
Additionally, dry needling is based on Western medical principles and research, while acupuncture is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine.
Furthermore, acupuncture focuses on the flow of energy within and around the body while dry needling seeks to target and release specific points of pain and tension.
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