Dry needling, or DN, is a Western Medicine approach in which treatments serve to aid in the healing process of neuromuscular pain syndromes. The use of sterile, monofilament acupuncture needles (without injectate or anesthetics) are inserted into or near the target tissue including muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia or nerves. Once the needle(s) is/are in place, it can be utilized to decrease activation of trigger points, decrease soft tissue restrictions, improve blood flow and ultimately break the chronic pain cycle. Sometimes, the needle(s) is/are utilized with an electrical current, termed electro-dry needling (EDN), which has shown to produce profound effects of pain control in the short- and long-term timelines.
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