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 Ended on 7/26/2019
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7/18/19  12:24 am
Commenter: Hua Shu Shen, AACMA, AAPAS

PT want to do acupuncture but no license so they change the name to dry needle.

PT who want to practice acupuncture but they never have the education and training, so they can not obtain the license. In order to practice,  they change the word of Acupuncture to Dry Needle, then they are able to practice acupuncture ( dry needling ) without a acupuncture license or certificate. If Dry needling ( Acupuncture) is practiced by People such as PT who have not had enough schooling and clinic training will be very dangerous to the public. Therefore I must say no to PT who want to practice Dry Needling ( Acupuncture). 

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