Dry Needling or Acupuncture both involve the insertion of a single use, thin, needle into the skin. The differences between the techniques is where they are inserted.
Acupuncture needles are inserted into different points along the body – known as ‘meridian lines’. Each ‘line’ represents a different body organ and in each meridian, Qi flows. Qi is a natural flow of energy running throughout the meridians. With acupuncture, you treat not only pain, but also other ailments within the body’s organs – such as sleeping problems, digestive problems, sinus problems, stress etc. If you suffer with digestive problems, there are certain points along a specific meridian in the body that correlates with the digestive system. Inserting needles along this meridian can aid in the recovery of the digestive problem by releasing and activating the flow of Qi in this meridian. Acupuncture generally lasts anything from 15 minutes to 30 minutes to allow for the flow of Qi.