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Olympic Freeskier Attributes Collapsed Lung to Dry Needling

Torin Yater-Wallace, an 18-year-old U.S. freeskier, recently competed in the Sochi Olympics in the event’s first ever men’s ski halfpipe. Though he made the U.S. team, it was a long road. In the beginning of December, Yater-Wallace suffered from a collapsed lung that sidelined him from competitions and led to a weeklong stay in the […]

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Win for Licensed Acupuncturists: New York Physical Therapy Association Will Not Pursue Dry Needling at This Time

The New York Physical Therapy Association advocates the use of dry needling by physical therapists in the state. The Association has spent the last several years developing a plan of action and the State Board for Physical Therapy agreed with the association’s belief that physical therapists should be able to perform dry needling with appropriate […]

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Choosing an Acupuncturist: Why You Should Always Go for the Real Deal

Are licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac,’s) more adept when it comes to the ancient healing practice than any other practitioner performing acupuncture? Based on the training and education needed for licensure, the answer is yes. There are vast differences in the qualifications among “acupuncturists,” which is why it’s essential to seek treatment from a licensed practitioner. To […]

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Acupuncture Under the Media Microscope

A headline in December read, “Amanda Seyfried passed out during acupuncture session on Les Miserables set.” The claim is actually misleading and ties into several themes we’ve addressed on this blog. Acupuncture sometimes gets a bad rap because unlicensed practitioners perform it and the public rarely receives enough information to differentiate between acupuncture and undertrained […]

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