Dry Needling, also known as Medical or Western Acupuncture. The term medical acupuncture does not mean that it is a technique to only be used by medical physicians, but is practiced by osteopaths, physiotherapists, doctors and chiropractors. The term is used to convey that the approach, when deciding to use acupuncture is based on the structure and function of the body.
Essential features of dry needling (medical acupuncture):
– Accepted methods of case history and examinations including special tests to gain a diagnosis
– The appropriate dosage of acupuncture tailored to the individual
– Any further treatment is tailored to the response of the patient
Dry Needling (Medical acupuncture) does not claim to treat everything as each treatment is tailored to the specific requirements of the patients and the treatment strategy.