Dry Needling Caused a Collapsed Lung

This isn’t the first time that an unqualified practitioner has injured an athlete with an acupuncture needle.  Licensed acupuncturists are far less likely to cause such harm given the extensive training required.  However, many people believe a physical therapist to have better education and training and are willing to trust them to do dry needling … read more

Would Nixon’s Physician Warn Against Dry Needling, too?

Nixon’s Personal Physician Said Leave Acupuncture to the Professionals This is a piece put together by TCM Directory (www.TCMDirectory.com). I knew the story but not all the facts. Thank you to TCM Directory for pulling up this bit of history… This warning was given more than 40 years ago by Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, the … read more

Dry Needling Trigger Points are Acupuncture Motor Points

I found more info about the training given to PTs and chiropractors on dry needling. Couldn’t believe it! The trigger points (we used the term “motor points”) are just what we used in our training of orthopedic/pain problems at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. The needling technique used to create a “twitch response” is exactly … read more