Dry “hand”ling – is the twitch response with manual compression the same as #DryNeedling?

  What?!  You can elicit a Localized Twitch Response (LTR) without a needle? Sounds pretty Mr. Myagi hands-on healing to me – but it’s true. Makes me ponder if we have the same neurophysiologic effect from a LTR elicited manually as asserted by the NIH Shah studies; or if the Spontaneous Electrical Activity quieting at… Read More Dry “hand”ling – is the twitch response with manual compression the same as #DryNeedling?

Not all Dry Needles are Created Equal

Many months ago I came across a paper published in Acupuncture in Medicine by Xie et al discussing the quality and consistency of commonly used stainless steel acupuncture needles. After reading it, two things became apparent to me. First, the amount of variance and quality between current acupuncture needles is crazy, and second, there has to be… Read More Not all Dry Needles are Created Equal