Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. Most people report feeling minimal pain as the needle is inserted.
Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and Functional Dry Needling (FDN) are forms of dry needling. They both use acupuncture needles to help myofascial pain conditions that are caused by nerve dysfunction.