Myofascial Dry Needling derives from acupuncture and specifically targets trouble spots known as “trigger-points”. These acutely contracted muscle bundles are “deactivated” and released with a super-fine acupuncture needle. This approach is more anatomically based, and focuses on key areas of concern, as assessed by the therapist. Several trigger-points can be treated in a single session, with three to four treatments appropriate to eliminate those that persist. Following a dry-needle treatment, some local pain or tenderness is common, but is easily mitigated with a heat pack. This treatment benefits patients with postural, holding-pattern and chronic-pain problems.