Vote Against SB1457 SA2 – Amendment to allow Physical Therapists to perform non-surgical, medically invasive techniques in Illinois state.
To: WILLIAM E. BRADY
State Senator, 44th District
p. 309.664.4440 f. 309.664.8597
Hi, Bill Brady,
1. Dry needling is another name of acupuncture. I stayed in eastern China for about forty years (in Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing City, China before 2001), at that region, people call acupuncture Dry needling all the time (esp. Suzhou).
2. Dry needling described by physical therapists in USA actually belongs to one of techniques in acupuncture practice called Ah-yes (Ah Shi) or trigger-point stimulation, which is almost half of acupuncture practice we do everyday.
3. Dry needling use same needles as acupuncturists.
4. Dry needling uses one of languages for acupuncture mechanism explanation. Although acupuncturists use the Qi language, also use western style languages. The language of terms used in Dry needling actually another school of acupuncture.
5. The origin of Dry needling actually from China, after the culture Revolution (1966-1976), there were many (acupuncture) schools/styles. The term or language used in Dry needling was one of them. Using different language to describe the same thing could not as a new stuff. I mean Dry needling is totally acupuncture, not the new stuff other than acupuncture.
6. So, if from the point for protecting the public safety and being fair to each profession which using acupuncture, I strongly suggest physical therapists who like to use so-called Dry needling to spend same learning time/hours as acupuncturists. I mean at least 1,000 hours.