Dry needling is a modern treatment that aims at easing muscle pain. Dry needling is something that has become very popular and it is meant to counter all kinds of pain. It should not actually be compared to acupuncture. One person went through the dry needling process and it was a very painful one. But, the pain eventually went away and they did not experience muscle pain. Dry needling seems a lot like acupuncture, but it’s not.