Philadelphia dry needling
A definite second place belongs to the popular triggerpoint theory (our bodies expression of pain by hypersensitive knots in striated muscles). Unlike the endorphin theory, this theory has caused a lot of debate amongst acupuncturists and the so called dry needling therapists about ownership. Basically acupuncturists are familiar with treating pain spots or “Ashi”points as it is defined in the original theory. Deactivation of myofascial trigger points resolves stiffness and pain. This can be achieved by specific needling techniques.