|Action||Practice of dry needling|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/26/2019|
Just because I pick up a pipe wrench, I do not become a plumber.
Just because I pick up a hammer, I do not become a carpenter.
Picking up an acupuncture needle does not make the work I am doing acupuncture!!!
Dry needling is a separately structured modality utilizing WESTERN Medicine concepts. We are legally required (in VA) to state we are NOT doing acupuncture and to explain the differences to our clients. We have many hours of education and experience required before we can perform dry needling. With our other education, we ARE trained enough to use this modality safely!