There is lots of evidence to support it being useful to help with pain and relaxing muscles. Dry needling techniques can be used to relax overactive muscle areas called trigger points, which can often be sore and prevent us moving properly. Once these muscles have let go, you can start learning to use the right ones, moving and feeling better. Acupuncture also strongly influences various nerve endings in your body and can change how your brain senses your sore bits. Clever brain! This can lead to you feeling much less pain or none at all. The science behind it all is very clever!