Physical Therapists:  In many jurisdictions, dry needling is within the scope of practice for physical therapists, while acupuncture may not be.  Given that dry needling is identical to one of acupuncture’s more powerful techniques, we’ve designed Trigger Point Acupuncture: Acupuncture Informed Dry Needling to maximize your effectiveness by including many of the safe and effective techniques that acupuncture has to offer, while remaining within the boundaries and scope of dry needling.

There are many well-established acupuncture points that are also myofascial, cutaneous, ligamentous, diffuse, and empirical trigger points, and that can be highly effective in treating pain and other disorders. Drawing on these points, we present dry needling within it’s conventional context, augmented by some of the most important and powerful point combinations and techniques acupuncture has to offer. You will acquire the skills needed to successfully treat many neurological and musculoskeletal pain, and functional disorders commonly seen in practice.  Due to the variety of regulations regarding acupuncture and dry needling from state-to-state and country-to-country, we can design Custom Trigger Point Acupuncture Courses to meet specific requirements for various jurisdictions. Contact us for more information.

Nurses, Midwives, Physician Assistants, and Other Allied Healthcare Professionals:   The regulations regarding the practice of acupuncture vary greatly by jurisdiction and by license.  While needle insertion may or may not be within your scope of practice, non-invasive acupuncture techniques like acupressure, cupping, gua sha, laser, electro-stimulation, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, are often allowed.  Whether your scope includes needles or non-invasive techniques, our programs give you the tools you need to utilize all the acupuncture techniques in your bailiwick.  Check with your state licensing agency to determine which of these modalities are within your scope, and feel free to get in touch with us for assistance in determining which of our courses might best fit your needs, among our live classroom seminars, online classes, or hands on, weekend intensives.