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It is my opinion that dry needling is nothing at all like acupuncture! In order to practice dry needling an individual must receive a degree in Physical Therapy and complete 40 to 100 hours of additional training to be accredited. In dry needling the needle is injected deep into the myofascial trigger point to breakup the muscle tightness, spasm or scar tissue!
What a relief when that needle enters the trigger point and the knot releases!!!
I have had chronic pain for 33 years. (neck and spine). After years of various PT, pills (ulcer) including 3 yrs on opioids and further damage from a nerve block, in 2003 I found the best ever PT!!! She changed my life with her vast PT knowledge and the use of dry needling!!!
Acupuncture is not a science!! It is simply an ancient Chinese method that is not based on scientific knowledge!!
I see acupuncture "clinics" pop up and close down everywhere. What type of training or certification is required? Are they required a college degree and additional dry needling training? It simply does not seem safe!!
Thank you, Vickie Webb