Dry needling may look like acupuncture but beyond both using thin needles to break the skin. There are significant differences with the intention that the needles are used.
Acupuncture has been around for centuries and based around ancient Chinese medicine. Acupuncture’s goal is to relieve pain by altering or restoring the body’s energy flow.
If you’re still having questions it’s always best to consult with your local physical therapist or health care provider that is familiar with the Dry needling and the specific issues you’re having. At Activade Health we work with athletes and the active population in Charlotte, NC who have suffered from an injury or are dealing with a chronic pain condition through the use of dry needling in conjunction with other physical therapy treatments to correct the problem and get our clients back to doing the sports and activities they love most!
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By Dr. Ken Corcoran, PT, DPT, SCS, CEAS