Agencies | Governor
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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7/17/19  11:15 am
Commenter: Yawye ltd

Must not delete the statement “clearly statement:dry needle is not acupuncture “

The whole difference between dry needling and acupuncture is safety issue. The acupuncture is systematically reducing risk of damages from needling. Dry needling is only used by certain situations such as emergency or there is no any other alternative safety treatment. For the above reason anyone practicing Dry needling should get clearly consent from the patient : dry needling is facing exposure of body damage and is not acupuncture which has much high level of body protection.

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