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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Action Practice of dry needling
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 7/26/2019
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7/17/19  9:56 am
Commenter: The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Dry needling should never be allowed to practice by phototherapist

Dry needling is clearly comes from Acupuncture treatment techniques. It is used mainly for treating certain pain related illness. Acupuncturist spend long time to learn broad acupuncture knowledges and techniques,dry needling treatment is a small piece of technique from the idea of  Ashi acupoint treatment. If let physiotherapist use so called dry needling treatment, it is totally unfair for acupuncturist.

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