The Main Difference

The main difference is that acupuncture involves needling points that are mapped to meridian points in order to bring balance and harmony to the body’s Qi. Whereas dry needling involves needling myofascial trigger points identfied through palpation.

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The Equipment

The needles used are similar. However, certain acupuncture points may require thinner needles whilst certain trigger points may require slightly thicker needles.

Who can perform Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is performed by a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. In Australia, a Bachelor or Masters Degree in TCM is required to practice. Also, all qualified practitioners should be registered through AHPRA as well as a TCM professional body.

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Who can perform Dry Needling? 

Dry needling can be performed by allied health practitioners (i.e. Physiotherapists, Osteopath, Chiropractors). Some may require to have undertaken additional training after University to be able to perform dry needling.

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Conditions Treated

Dry needling focuses on mostly musculoskeletal conditions as needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points. On the other hand, acupuncture can focus on musculoskeletal pain as well as other systemic conditions such as stress, anxiety and sleep disturbance. 

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2a Tannock Street Balwyn North 3104

Kobodi Wellness Studio Balwyn North


We are located in Greythorn Central in Balwyn North. 
Address: 2a Tannock Street Balwyn North VIC 3104 


Free public parking is available adjacent to the studio on Tannock Street. 


Phone: 03 9856 3589

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