DRY NEEDLING VERSUS ACUPUNCTURE]
While both dry needling and acupuncture utilize fine needles for treatment, dry needling stands out for several reasons.
First, it targets specific trigger points in the muscles, which are often the root cause of pain, offering immediate relief.
Unlike acupuncture treatments that follows a more holistic approach based on the traditional Chinese concept of energy meridians in the body, dry needling is more focused, dealing directly with the muscular issues causing discomfort. A dry needling practitioner will usually use anatomical knowledge, rather than meridians, to guide their treatment.
Its westernized, scientific application backed by numerous studies, including localized pain management and enhanced mobility, often makes it a more appealing choice for those seeking fast and effective relief from back and neck pain.