Recently. Physical Therapists have been seeking to integrate what is being named “Dry Needling” into their patient intervention regimens. Dry Needling is identical from stylostixis. yet is frequently based on two or three twenty-four hours seminars. having merely 16 to 24 hours of schoolroom instruction with no needle technique clinical internship preparation being included.

Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture? “Yes. ” harmonizing to all major province and national organisations involved in the enfranchisement. professional representation and educational development of the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ( CCAOM ) states “It is the place of the CCAOM that any intercession using dry needling is the pattern of stylostixis. regardless of the linguistic communication utilized in depicting the technique. ” 1 Medicare agrees. “The lone codification for Medicare that would cover something like dry -needling would be an stylostixis codification. ” said Assistant U. S. Attorney Kevin Doyle. ”

Will Dry Needling pattern affect Acupuncture pattern? Patients do non spot between types of goading interventions. When a patient receives a therapy affecting goading. their perceptual experience is that they have received stylostixis. When stylostixis is performed by practicians without equal schoolroom and clinical instruction. the experience of stylostixis is non optimum. When stylostixis is performed by practicians without goading technique instruction. without Clean Needle Technique enfranchisement. and without needle technique clinical internship. the experience of needling can be risky.

Adversely performed stylostixis negatively impacts all those practicians who are licensed to pattern stylostixis. Negative patient feedback particularly affects the handiness of new patients for Accredited Acupuncturists. It makes good concern sense for practicians of Traditional Chinese Medicine and stylostixis to safeguard. protect and modulate the instruction and pattern of their chosen mending art. Acupuncture.

Alliance for Safe Acupuncture Practice seeks to inform and warn the populace of the health care jeopardies and the potency for serious hurt that exists in undergoing Dry Needling intervention by any health care practicians. including Physical Therapists. who are non besides to the full trained and licensed as Acupuncturists.