Acupuncture has been around for centuries. Widely practiced, Chinese acupuncture has been tried by the sick and the ailing. Claiming to treat problems from Blood pressure to muscle pain, from Thyroid diseases to Insomnia - Chinese acupuncture has had its share of practitioners who swear by the effects of needling to balance the Qi - in order to cure or alleviate the symptoms of a disease in patients. The last 50 years has seen the birth and the rise in the practice of Western Medicinal Acupuncture, now popularly called Dry Needling. It is called so, since there are no medicines or liquids injected through the acupuncture needles into the patient’s body - therefore “Dry” Needling. Although the needles used in both schools of acupuncture are largely alike, differences lie in their approaches.
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