Dry Needling is a technique, which involves the use of either solid filiform needles
(Also referred to as acupuncture needles) or hollow-core hypodermic needles for alleviation of chronic muscle pain including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome through Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS).
For the acupuncture treatment, stainless steel filiform needles
Physical therapists have been treating trigger points and myofascial restrictions with their hands for decades, and the filiform needle
is simply an extension of this," argues dance medicine specialist Erika Johnson.