Full disclaimer. I am a licensed Acupuncturist. And, after a wonderful weekend with Sue Falsone's Structure and Function Dry Needling class, I am also a Dry Needler. To be honest, I have always been both...and BOTH is best!
Acupuncture is founded in Eastern Medicine. As an acupuncturist, I speak of Qi and meridians and a holistic approach to your health and well being. I treat your constitution and your underlying imbalances.
Dry Needling is founded in Western Medicine. As a dry needler, I speak of neuromuscular tissue, trigger points and motor points. I treat your kinetic chain and fascial trains.
Here's the thing. The sweet spot has always been a combination of all of the above! Happily, I practice both.