Dry needling allows practitioners not only to defuse pain, but also to help heal many neuromusculoskeletal conditions. In the ‘70s, Karel Lewit, a Czech physician, began the first experiments with hollow-bore needles and trigger points that led eventually to the development of dry needling as a technique. Some confusion exists because dry needling uses monofilament acupuncture needles—but not its philosophy. Read comments by David Fishkin, DC, MPH, founder of the Dry Needling Institute.
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