Dry Needling is another name for a specific style of acupuncture.
The difference is that a person that says they do Dry Needling has not gone through the same training as an Acupuncturist. Most Dry Needlers do a weekend course before they start needling the public. Acupuncturists have a minimum of 1000 hours of needling training over several years of schooling. The technique used by Dry Needlers is part of our training, but due to it’s very aggressive and often painful nature is not used right away in most acupuncture practices.
Most people get results without using aggressive needling. We will do trigger point type needling for our patients if needed.sources: