The College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia defines acupuncture as
the use of fine gauge, dry needles that are inserted into the body at specific points selected as determined by meridian and chi theory. Dry needling refers to the use of fine gauge, dry needles that are inserted into the body at specific points based upon segmentally myofascial, trigger points theory. Dry needles are solid, thin needles that have no ability to inject or withdraw fluid.
At Trailside Physio, acupuncture is practised by our physiotherapists, trained and certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes.