Myofascial dry needling (MDN) is the use of single solid, disposable filiform needles. Its purpose is treating muscle pain including pain related to the myofascial system. MDN is a western style principle.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine and is based on the meridians in the body. There are 400 acupuncture points in the body. Each point is specifically mapped out on the body. Acupuncture helps out different pathological conditions such as fertility, gynaecology and psycho-emotional issues.
Atkinson P, Sager E, Alivizatos B; Myofascial Dry Needling and Acupuncture (2014); RMIT University