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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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7/16/19  9:30 pm
Commenter: Behnam Goudarzi, MD, FCCP, Pulmonologist

Dangerous dry needling

I have seen two pneumothoraces secondary to dry needling. just like other medical professions, the board should have higher standards in allowing invasive procedure to be done. Acupuncture is a rather invasive procedure that requires years of education and training not just a few days or weeks of courses. in the Right contest and in the hands of right people, acupuncture is very useful but dry needling usually is dangerous and usually has done by people who lack adequate training.

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