This therapy is called dry needling because in the course of the procedure no substances are injected or withdrawn from the patient’s body. For dry needling, thin needles are used (150-300 micrometers thick). This method involves inserting a needle into a so-called trigger points. These trigger points are hypersensitive areas within a tense muscle that cause local pain due to pressure, stretching or contraction. It is the physiotherapist who decides where to use needling, based on the patient’s complaints, medical history and examination. It is worth mentioning that needle therapy is not acupuncture, even though the needles are the same. In needle therapy, we strive to desensitize painful tissues, while in acupuncture, we strive to unblock energy points (meridians).