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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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7/19/19  5:41 pm
Commenter: Evan Marcus, Five Actions Oriental Medicine LLC

Dry Needling is Acupuncture, not for PT’s

Acupuncturists has to earn up to 1,000 hours of clinical experience of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in order to become licensed Acupuncturists. We had to learn the correct depth, needling technique, clean needle form, and be supervised until we reached the required hours. It is impossible to learn Dry needling in a few weekend courses. 

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