Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture: Differences & Similarities
Dr. Alex Earl
This short-course is aimed at answering the distinct differences and similarities between traditional Chinese Medicine and Biomedical Acupuncture, also referred to as Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN). Items covered in this course include scope of practice, equipment needed, safety precautions, in addition to the most FAQs patients inquire in chiropractic offices when it comes to dry needling and acupuncture. It is based on the information provided that the creators of this course do, in fact, believe dry needling and acupuncture to be two separate interventions and should not be used interchangeably.
- Learners will be able to clearly define acupuncture and dry needling.
- Learners will be able to articulate the difference and similarities of dry needling and acupuncture.
- Learners will be able to communicate the content of this course clear, confidently and concisely with their patients immediately.
- Learners will be able think critically when using sound clinical reasoning before ever considering insertion of a needle into a patient.
- Learners will be able to comprehend the specific steps they need to take in order to implement dry needling in their practice.
Speaker: Alex Earl
Dr. Alex Earl is a chiropractic physician who specializes in musculoskeletal related rehabilitation with athletes and active individuals. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Rehabilitation (ACRB) and serves as an International Clinical Instructor for Midwest Rehabilitation Institute (MWRI), which he co-founded in 2015. MWRI has taught advanced topics in rehabilitation, sports performance, pain science education, manual therapy, trigger point dry needling and business principles to over five thousand clinicians, coaches and sport scientists.
Dr. Earl is a die-hard Liverpool FC supporter, an avid reader, the proud father to four incredible children, and the husband to the most loving and supportive woman on God’s green earth.
This lecture has been approved by Texas College of Chiropractic and quality control checked by the Florida Chiropractic Association. This lecture has attained approval in the following states: CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, and WA.
- 1.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
- 1.00 General (GEN) credit
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