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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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7/21/19  11:44 pm
Commenter: Yarong Baker

If dry needling is not acupuncture, spaghetti is not pasta!

Dear Governor Ralph Northam:

The people who said dry needle is not acupuncture don't understand what acupuncture is. Acupuncture points are not only meridian points, but also A-shi Acupressure Points that are special points just in muscle . The man who first came up with the  term "dry needling"  is an acupuncturist from Taiwan. He came to America  took "Ashi points" as well as theory renamed it "dry needling" in order to sell it to Americans to make money. 

Physical Therapists could do dry needling (acupuncture) if they get proper acupuncture training, and not  say "dry needle is not acupuncture" in order to avoid the necessary training and take a potentially dangerous short cut. 

Before you sign, pledge for the safety, responsibility, for the sake of American patient.


Yarong Baker

 Yarong Baker

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