A technique of inserting fine filament needles into the muscle in the region of a “trigger point”. This stimulates the body’s own pain relief system, without using drugs. Dry needling originated from the model of Chinese acupuncture, which has been used safely for more than 2000 years. It was not until new neurophysiology concepts and techniques were identified that it was introduced.
Now, medical doctors and allied health professionals, with a sound background in anatomy and neurophysiology are using this technique all around the world for treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.