You and other healthcare professionals should talk about the topic of Dry Needling, its impact on the Acupuncture profession, and what true healthcare collaboration means.
We interviewed Jason Sargis, President of NJ Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to learn more about the topic
Recently, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and... release a statement, sharing how "some physical therapists and other healthcare providers have claimed that “dry needling” is “new” and “not acupuncture”, because the point locations and needling style are based on anatomical structures and physiological function rather than on traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture theory.
In fact, licensed acupuncturists receive training in the application of both traditional foundations of acupuncture and modern biomedical theories, and have done so since long before the term “dry needling” was invented".
Because Dry Needling is an advanced and invasive procedure, we should continue to discuss the regulations around dry needling courses, requirements and training.
We hope this interview encourages more conversation around safe and effective quality healthcare and corrects any misrepresentation of Acupuncture. We also hope it motivates healthcare professionals to collaborate and continue practicing as experts in their respective fields.