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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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7/25/19  2:53 pm
Commenter: Qiuxia Sophie Cheng


You are limited to appr Because of its safety and effectiveness for acute or chronic pain management and opioid addition , acupuncture gets more and more popular in U.S.A,  many of  health care practitioner are interesting in practicing acupuncture.
 Currently physical therapy tries to take only 30 or 50 hours training to practice acupuncture needling, It is far less than 300 hours for MD who want to practice acupuncture and 3000hours for license acupuncturist.
 For patient’s safety, we strongly recommend that other practitioner shall meet the same requirement, qualify for NCCAOM certificate and acupuncture state license.

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