WHAT IS TDN?
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a technique used to treat multiple muscle related injuries. The most common condition it is treated for is pain from muscle tension or muscle spasms. It is specifically called “dry needling” because there is no solution injected from the needle. TDN is not acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that is used to open up one’s energy flow, or chi. TDN is a western developed treatment and is used to relieve pain and muscular tension. The only similarity that TDN and acupuncture share is the use of the dry, solid filament needle.