What’s the difference?

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?

Acupuncture is part of a complete system of Chinese Medicine which focuses on the whole
person (mind, body and spirit)  diagnostically and not just trigger points. Chinese Medicine
diagnosis is applied and very specific points are selected to work on the symptom/s and
underlying cause at the same time. Precise needling techniques are used to elicit various
changes in the body.
Acupuncture is not dry needling, which is practiced by physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage
practitioners as an adjunct to their practice and only treats local trigger points. Trigger points
help the muscle/s relax. Acupuncturists at times will needle trigger points in combination with
acupuncture points.
Acupuncture requires a minimum of 3 years studying while dry needling courses vary from 48 -
72 hours.
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What’s the difference?

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry

needling?

Acupuncture is part of a complete system of Chinese
Medicine which focuses on the whole person (mind,
body and spirit)  diagnostically and not just trigger
points. Chinese Medicine diagnosis is applied and very
specific points are selected to work on the symptom/s
and underlying cause at the same time. Precise needling
techniques are used to elicit various changes in the
body.
Acupuncture is not dry needling, which is practiced by
physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage practitioners
as an adjunct to their practice and only treats local
trigger points. Trigger points help the muscle/s relax.
Acupuncturists at times will needle trigger points in
combination with acupuncture points.
Acupuncture requires a minimum of 3 years studying
while dry needling courses vary from 48 -72 hours.