Despite the fact that acupuncture needles are used during dry needling, this therapy has nothing to do with the classic form of acupuncture.
Dry exfoliation is a technique with minimal invasiveness, and specific guidelines should be followed during its implementation. Numerous therapeutic models are known, with the most common model of trigger point therapy model. The term „dry trigger points” is understood as myofascial therapy trigger points (MTrPs) with dry needles. Another model in the field of dry needling is the intramuscular stimulation (IMS) described by Gunn.
Both the dry callout of the trigger points and the intramuscular stimulation are referred to as „deep dry needling” (DDN). Another technique is the model of superficial dry needling described by Baldry.