The DNHS® uses for its application dry needling needles, similar to those of acupuncture, (filiform, solid, not beveled) without introducing any substance into the body. The target structure of the DNHS® technique is the myofascial trigger point, more specifically the dysfunctional motor endplates. The application of the technique may be aimed at improving pain, as it is widely known, but also a decrease in spasticity or improved functionality of the patient with a neurological disorder.

This technique has been applied in different health centres since 2007 as part of the physiotherapy treatment offered to patients who have pain, spasticity, or movement disorders of central origin.

The recommended application guideline is a maximum of one session per week, with more weekly sessions being possible as long as the same muscles or the same areas of those muscles are not needled This periodicity must be respected since the type of neuromuscular lesion caused by the needle meets all the prognostic factors of a good regeneration mediated by satellite cells, which is estimated to occur within 7 days.

In certain cases, it is recommended that the approaches be carried out with ultrasound guide in the interests of ensuring the maximum safety and precision en el abordaje. Este es el caso de ciertos músculos en zonas de riesgo de pacientes que toman medicación anticoagulante.

Ultrasound-guided dry needling to improve safety