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To compare acupuncture with dry needling because they use the same tool is absurd. I have had both modalities performed on me and they are in no way similar other than the mechanism of delivery. Acupuncture is directed at energy flow and typically is a needle placed just below the skin- this is based on meridians and chi. Dry needling is targeting a much deeper source. It is not intended to block, enhance or do anything else to the bodies energy flow. It is targeting muscle groups and is a very effective way to get the job done.
I am not a physical therapist, I am a patient and can speak very strongly to the benefits of both practices. I use acupuncture for anxiety and dry needling for the muscle issues that the anxiety causes.