Dry needling, sometimes also called Intramuscular stimulation "IMS", is a treatment method in which the physiotherapist uses a special technique to puncture your muscles, so that they relax quickly and for a long time. The treatment is used, among other things, for the treatment of a myofascial pain syndrome, stiffness and pain in the muscles. The physiotherapist uses a 'dry' acupuncture needle, so no fluid is injected into the muscle. Yet it is something completely different from acupuncture. With acupuncture, several needles are often placed superficially in the body, which remain there for some time and influence the 'energy' in the body. In dry needling, the physiotherapist usually uses one needle, with which he briefly stimulates the muscle. He pricks at specific points, the so-called 'trigger points'. So it is not an 'energy treatment'.