Dry Needling Vs Acupuncture: What does Your Body Need?


Dry needling and acupuncture might feel like two similar things but are widely different. Both practices use needles to relieve pain and muscle tightness. And that is all the similarities that you can find. Both dry needling and acupuncture are differentiated using unique qualities and methods. And if you need help understanding the difference, we are here to help. 

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a modern technique that came to light a couple of decades ago and ever since, its popularity has grown. The primary aim of dry needling is to relieve muscle cramping and may also help with improving the flexibility of the body. The practitioner inserts several filiform needles into the skin. These needles are short stainless steel needles and do not inject fluid into the skin, hence the term ‘dry’.

These needles are placed in all the trigger points in your body muscles and tissues. These needles stay in your skin for a short period of time. 

Benefits of Dry Needling

Apart from relieving muscle spasms. Dry needling can also be used to:

  • Accelerate body’s natural healing process
  • Increase the blood flow
  • Help with migraines and severe headaches

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of medical treatment that has been used for thousands of years now. Acupuncturists insert needles below the surface of your skin to release endorphins and affect your nervous system. Typically it is used to align a person’s chi or energy flow. Medical acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles below the skin’s surface. 

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help relieve many symptoms including:

  • Nausea
  • Allergies
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Labor pains

Dry Needling or Acupuncture? What should You Choose?

Both dry needling and acupuncture are effective in getting rid of muscle pains and body aches. Acupuncture is a carefully regulated treatment. Needles are put at certain spots throughout the body that helps stimulate the flow of energy. Acupuncture is commonly accepted as an effective treatment for a variety of conditions.

Dry needling is a relatively new technique and people claim that it has helped with muscle soreness and physical pain. 

The Way Forward with Anodyne Spine

Anodyne Spine is one of the best fitlife clinics in Delhi. Our team has experience in Neurological Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Pre and Post Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Dry Needling. We can also help you with  Back Pain, Neck Pain, Knee Pain, Sports Injury, Sciatica, Slip Disc, Cervical Spondylosis, Disc Bulge, Frozen Shoulder, and Arthritis. 

Give us a call at +91-9718437110 or email us at Hitesh1physio@gmail.com

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