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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  5:45 pm
Commenter: Li P Bartlett

Against PT practice the unprofessional acupuncture-Dry needling!

Dry needling is only a minor part of acupuncture which only involves the local acupuncture points ( some one pain points). The practicality of allowing PT to practice Dry Needling is equivalent to allowing Nurses who are not qualified as MD to practice as a GP or surgeon. Consequently it has raised some safety issues  and damaging the reputation of acupuncture. For the benefit of the general public,  I am strongly against that Dry needling being separate from acupuncture and the PT practice of acupuncture is consequently half baked. 

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