Dry Needling is a very successful treatment, based on Western medical principles and research. It is not Acupuncture, and is always used in conjunction with other treatments.
Very thin needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at certain trigger points.
When the needle is inserted, endorphins are released, easing the pain and inhibiting inflammation. Local blood flow to the injured area is also stimulated.
Often times an immediate improvement is noted. A There may be some residual muscle soreness for a couple of days after treatment.