Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, is the use of either solid filiform needles (also referred to as acupuncture needles) or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS). Acupuncture is a broad category of needling practices with solid filiform needles. Modern acupuncture notably includes both traditional and Western medical acupuncture; dry needling is arguably one subcategory of western medical acupuncture.
We use acupuncture needles for dry needling instead of hypodermics unless it is more efficient to do so.
Dry needling is very effective for muscle and fascia release. It is less invasive than surgical procedures especially for ligaments and muscle spasms problems.
Proper dry needling of a myofascial trigger point will elicit a local twitch response (LTR), which is an involuntary spinal cord reflex in which the muscle fibers in the taut band of muscle contract.
Dry needling is being performed in our facilities in sterile conditions, adhering to the strictest procedures to avoid risks of infection or side-effects.