Recently, the acupuncture profession has found itself defending against PT’s and Chiropractors who practice something called Dry Needling: that is, inserting acupuncture needles into points in the body. Our profession as a whole is strongly against this practice. PT’s receive a mere 200-300 hours training, compared to the 4000 hours that an acupuncturist receives. State after state, across the country has fought against this practice. Recently, Kristin Horner Warren, an acupuncturist in Colorado investigated and then wrote about this egregious practice. Please read it and learn why you should only allow a nationally certified and licensed acupuncturist to insert acupuncture needles into your body.
When I’m in Philly visiting family and friends, I always make time in my schedule to head on over to Six Fishes Healing Arts! This group of compassionate, helpful healers is top notch, the best in town! This week I had fantastic and energizing Acupuncture (Cara) and a completely incredible and soothing multi-modality massage (Rachel) that chased all of my stress and pain away! Just walking in to the entry makes me feel less anxious and I know I’m in the hands of the most educated, capable, caring and talented practitioners in Philadelphia. They do their research and know their herbs and topicals. They’ve made great suggestions that traditional medical practitioners don’t mention. Don’t hesitate to make your first awesome appointment today! You’ll be really glad you did!