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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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7/22/19  8:30 pm
Commenter: Jennifer Atkinson, patient of dry needling

In favor of dry needling

I am in favor of dry needling. I have permanent, long term neck and shoulder injuries from a car wreck in 2002. Dry needling has been my lifesaver in pain relief, mobility, and decrease in debilitating headaches. 


Dry needling and acupuncture are two completely different practices. To favor one over the other is unfair and ignorant. People are treated for different ailments and one treatment (dry needling) is better for that patient than acupuncture. And the reverse can be the same.

But to completely get rid of dry needling is taking a major step backwards in health care. 

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