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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  2:28 pm
Commenter: Sheryl Pyne

Not only acupuncturists are qualified - Don't limit this practice; regulate it.

I believe qualified people should be able to administer dry needling.  I would never have gone to an acupuncturist.  I don't go to chiropractors any more.  I went to people I trusted to fix my pain and they did.  I resisted their advice for dry needling for years. When I finally did allow the procedure it helped.  It's not my first choice - I hate needles.  But there are instances when therapists at ITW helped me by using it.  

I still would not ever go to an acupuncturist.  I don't feel I trust the oversight given to them.  There should be regulation for dry needling. I believe it can be poorly done and probably have seriously debilitating repercussions.  I don't believe that only acupuncturist should practice it.  But any one who does practice it should be thoroughly vetted and licensed.

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