Dry needling technique involves palpating dysfunctional and overused tissue and inserting a monofilament needle directly to cause a muscle twitch and a reflexive relaxation and lengthening of the muscle. It can also desensitize pathologically sensitive sensory nerve receptors. Research has shown that it can return the electrical and chemical environment within the muscle to its normal state. Needled points draw white blood cells and plasma cells into the area and create a healing response. In addition, trigger points are known to exhibit an altered PH and altered rate of neurotransmitter firing. Most appropriate for pain management, recovery and sports performance enhancement.