1. What works better, Chiropractic or Acupuncture?
It depends on the condition. Sometimes chiropractic works better and sometimes acupuncture works better in treatment. It also depends on a person's response to either treatment, and their personal goals.
2. What is Dry Needling? How is that different from Acupuncture?
Dry needling is the process of inserting a needle into the muscle belly and stimulating the muscle in order to release trigger points. The goal is to reduce muscle tension and normalize dysfunction at the motor end plates, the site at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles.
With acupuncture, needles are inserted along meridians (energy channels). They are not stimulated for an extended amount of time, allowing the patient (and the muscles) to relax.
Both dry needling and acupuncture are effective techniques.