Dry Needling versus Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate

@article{Zhou2015DryNV,
  title={Dry Needling versus Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate},
  author={K. Zhou and Yan Ma and M. S. Brogan},
  journal={Acupuncture in Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={485 - 490}
}
  • K. Zhou, Yan Ma, M. S. Brogan
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Acupuncture in Medicine
  • Although Western medical acupuncture (WMA) is commonly practised in the UK, a particular approach called dry needling (DN) is becoming increasingly popular in other countries. The legitimacy of the use of DN by conventional non-physician healthcare professionals is questioned by acupuncturists. This article describes the ongoing debate over the practice of DN between physical therapists and acupuncturists, with a particular emphasis on the USA. DN and acupuncture share many similarities but may… CONTINUE READING
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