The Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture

Similar to Acupucture, Dry Needling uses needles to penetrate myofacial trigger points in the muscle. This technique helps release knots by allowing more blood flow and relieve muscle pain.

A big difference between Acupunture and Dry Needling is Dry Needling focuses exclusively on treating musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain by releasing trigger points. Acupuncture restores energy flow, while dry needling targets dysfunctional muscle trigger points.

Dry Needling uses less needles than Acupuncture, and often times is paired with electric stimulation to enhance the effects of the treatment.


With Insurance

If you choose to use insurance, the charge will follow you chriopractic benefits. An additional $5 materials charge will be added on top of the visit charge. For example, if you have a $20 copay, your visit will be $20 + $5 Materials charge=$25.

Without Insurance

If you choose to not use your insurance, we do have special charges as follows:

  • Strict Dry Needling- $40
  • Dry Needling with Stimulation- $65
  • Dry Needling with Adjustment or other therapies- $85

If you are unsure of which deal you would like, Dr. Linder can help guide you.

Please let the front desk know you want Dry Needling when scheduling your appointment.