|Action||Practice of dry needling|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/26/2019|
Dry needling is sports acupuncture. We needle trigger points or “ashi” points to fasciculate muscles using filiform solid needles. However, Acupuncturists train for 2000-3000 clinical hours under DIRECT supervision of a master teacher/licensed practitioner. We then must take a rigorous licensing exam to practice. PT can train over a weekend and needle patients. If Government is in the business of keeping consumers protected, this would be negligence. I strongly oppose this measure.