Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling

South Jersey Sports Acupuncture uses trigger point dry needling to release knots and spasms in tight, painful muscles.

Trigger point dry needling (or “dry needling” for short) is a western style of acupuncture treatment. This therapy is sometimes called intramuscular needling, biomedical acupuncture, trigger point needling, or myofascial needling. You may also hear it referred to as dry needle therapy, dry needling acupuncture, or dry needle treatment. All of these different names refer to the same treatment.

Trigger Points

This technique targets the nervous system through neuro-points, trigger points, motor points, and tight tender points in the fascia. In traditional Chinese medicine, these tender areas are called ashi points, and they don’t necessarily follow the Chinese meridian system.

Dry Needling

Dry needling treatments release tight, spasms in muscles anywhere in the body. This type of acupuncture therapy can be particularly effective for addressing and alleviating neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, hip pain, and knee pain, and along the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine. Dry needle therapy is even useful for treating migraines, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis.

Trigger point dry needling therapy, when done by a properly trained acupuncturist, has very few side effects. Soreness after the treatment can occur, along with occasional bruising. If done skillfully, the treatment should not be overly painful, and it will bring about benefits that include pain management and acceleration of the healing process.


  • Todd is truly amazing at what he does! I’ve had “dry needling” before but it was done incorrectly and he honestly knows what he is doing. His prices are above and beyond, more than fair and I was highly impressed with his professionalism and knowledge regarding muscular pain and how it relates to aspects of the body we are not even aware of. I will be a lifetime patient of this practice! (if I ever need the services again!)

    Desiree Miller
  • Todd is amazing! Very thorough and caring. I’ve had dry needling in multiple states by different providers and he is by far my favorite!

    Mindy Evangelisti

My Specialties

Pain Relief

Stuck behind a computer? Bad posture? Maybe you rolled your ankle in a game? Acute pain, chronic pain, headaches, migraines, low back pain, tight muscles, sore joints… Anything from a stiff neck to post surgery… If it’s pain, we’ve treated it.

Sports Medicine

As an athlete, your #1 goal should be to make sure your body is adapting to it’s challenges. Sports acupuncture can be used for sports performance optimization, injury prevention and management, and athletic career longevity.

Health and Well-Being

Don’t forget that acupuncture is best used as a preventative medicine. It is perfect for relaxation, stress relief, and supporting your overall health. You don’t need to be in pain to get acupuncture.

Treatment Methods

Sports Acupuncture

Cupping Therapy

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Rolf Method Manual Therapy