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Acupuncture & Dry Needling

MYTH #1: DRY NEEDLING IS NOT ACUPUNCTURE FACT: Dry needling techniques are a subset of techniques used in orthopedic or myofascial acupuncture systems. Dry needling uses acupuncture needles, and originators of dry needling identify it as acupuncture. This said, not all techniques being promoted as dry needling would be considered safe and competent by trained acupuncture practitioners, and the public should be wary. MYTH #2: PHYSICAL THERAPISTS ARE QUALIFIED TO PERFORM ACUPUNCTURE/DRY NEEDLING BECAUSE THEY HAVE ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING IN ANATOMY FACT: While physical therapists are highly trained experts in their field of physical rehabilitation, their education does not effectively

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