The 4th Generation of Dry Needling

We describe our Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) courses as the 4th generation of dry needling because IDN represents the progression of dry needling theory and clinical application. Let me explain. The 1st generation of dry needling is based on the work of Dr. Janet Travell, MD.  Her work introduced the myofascial trigger point model, which is still used today by …

IDN News Release

The Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) Institute is changing the name of their courses to better reflect our teaching approach of dry needling. The Institute will continue to be called Integrative Dry Needling based on how we have integrated the research and clinical expertise of our predecessors into a comprehensive treatment system. The term dry needling can mean different things depending …

The Debate on Dry Needling

It is said that science and medicine advances in disagreement. This is certainly evident among various medical professionals debating on the efficacy of dry needling. (1-3) One debate is between practicing dry needling clinicians and those who do not practice dry needling.   The other is among dry needling clinicians debating on which dry needling technique is the most effective. We …