What’s the difference between the two? Before we dive in, understand this is a shallow swim. I'm not here to massively sway anyone - I just want people to understand the general difference. By searching online for “what is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture” one finds countless articles. There are articles by both TCM clinics and practitioners of Dry needling (not necessarily just physios but many), in which I feel are often arguing which style of treatment is better than the other and why.