What is it?
Trigger point therapy and Dry Needling refer to the treatment of muscular and myofascial trigger points using acupuncture needles, acupressure, deep tissue massage or laser therapy. Trigger points are irritable and hypersensitive areas in muscles, tendons or connective tissue. This irritation can cause the affected area to shorten, tighten, spasm and become weakened. Causes of trigger points include some of the following: