Dry Needling is a technique inspired by acupuncture and utilises acupuncture needles to treat muscle pain or myofascial pain. Specifically it can be used to treat trigger points in muscles. Trigger points are tender spots in tight bands of muscle which cause pain when pressed. Often these areas can be the source of many pains in the body and can even refer pain from one area to another (ie. a trigger point in the hip could refer pain into the hamstring or calf).