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American Society of Acupuncture Position on Dry Needling

American Society of Acupuncturists Position on Dry Needling

“The American Society of Acupuncturists (“ASA”) opposes the illegal and unsafe practice of acupuncture. “Dry needling” is a pseudonym for acupuncture that has been adopted by physical therapists, chiropractors, and other health providers who lack the legal ability to practice acupuncture within their scope of practice. This strategy allows these groups to skirt safety, testing, and certification standards put into place for the practice of acupuncture. Dry Needling is a style of needling treatment within the greater field of acupuncture. The practice of “acupuncture” includes any insertion of an acupuncture needle for a therapeutic purpose. Acupuncture training has always included both traditional and modern medical understandings.”

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AMA Position on Dry Needling

Dr. Susan Hubbell, AAPM&R Delegate to the AMA, introduced the following
resolution:

Resolution 223: Dry Needling is an Invasive Procedure

– This resolution asked our AMA to
“recognize dry needling as an invasive procedure and maintain that dry needling should only be performed by practitioners with standard training and

familiarity with routine use of needles in their practice, such as licensed medical physicians and licensed acupuncturists.”

Resolution was adopted.

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