Dry Needling and Fibromyalgia: Reversing Centrally-Mediated Chronic Pain
July 1, 2016
Dry Needling During Pregnancy: The Risks and Benefits
August 10, 2016
There is disagreement among health care professionals and throughout the literature on the safety of dry needling during pregnancy. While some practitioners believe dry needling is safe during all phases of pregnancy, others assert that the modality should be avoided during specific gestational weeks, certain trimesters, or all together.Nevertheless, a 2009 survey revealed that 45% and 55% of midwives, from Canada and New Zealand, respectively, referred women for acupuncture treatments.1 Moreover, acupuncture was found to be the most commonly prescribed complementary therapy by midwives in Germany, with 97.3% availability across 376 professional sites.1
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