Our News

  • Dr Ma new textbook on Contemporary Integrative Dry Needling will be published Summer 2016

Modernization of Manual Medicine

  • Dr. Ma as a co-chair with Prof Shen, MD, Director of Rehabilitation Department, Nantong Medical School, China authoring the nationwide New Program of Modernization of Manual Medicine. Dr. Ma’s students – physical therapists and chiropractors –are actively participating in this program

Dry Needling by Dr Ma

Integrative Dry Needling, Orthopedic Approach™ is a contemporary dry needling therapy developed by Dr Yun-tao Ma (2005, 2010) and based on the works of Dr Janet Travell (1982, 1992), Dr Chan Gunn (1978), clinical evidence, evidence-based research and Dr Ma’s own 40 years of clinical and research experience and neuroscience training.

Due to Dr Ma’s extensive background in neuroscience, pain management and needling practice and research, he has been able both to study and assess the effectiveness of different types of dry needling, such as trigger point dry needling (TDN) – as used by Travel and Simons; intramuscular stimulation manual therapy and the spinal segmental sensitivity (SSS) approach (Dr Gunn’s IMS approach). Dr Ma has been able to synthesize all the different types of dry needling into the unified contemporary system known as Integrative Dry Needling, Orthopedic Approach™.

As a key-speaker Dr. Ma presented his Integrative System at International Symposiums in London, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, Prague, Washington DC, Thessaloniki; at USA Medical Schools.




Imposter from India is putting patients' safety at high risk by fraudulently pretending to teach Dr. Ma's Dry Needling course.
  • Recently we have received inquiries from two countries regarding Mr. Vardham Jain presenting himself as associated with of Dr Ma's Dry Needling Institute. Mr.Vardhman Jain has enrolled as a student in a two 3-day + 3 days courses offered for practitioners by American Dry Needling Institute in 2012 The materials that were presented in these outdated courses constitute only a small fraction of the knowledge required for safely teaching physical therapists to practice DN. Mr. Vardhaman Jain is fully aware that he is illegally (see contract below) presenting a fractured and distorted view of the Dry Needling modality and is thereby damaging DN reputation and endangering the public health. Mr. Vardhaman Jain has neither the requisite knowledge nor the legal right to teach Dr. Ma's system. The American Dry Needling Institute does not endorse this individual in any way whatsoever, and hereby notifies the public of our position and of his fraudulent and dangerous activity. Text of legal TERM and CONDITION that Dr Ma's students are legally bounded. This course, including without limitation all printed, written (including your notes), oral, practical and other material, information and techniques presented herein are proprietary and confidential information of the American Dry Needling Institute. You are not authorized to copy, reproduce, record, teach or otherwise transmit or disseminate any portion of this course, by any means, whether in whole or in part, directly or indirectly. You agree that breach of these terms may result in irreparable damage to the American Dry Needling Institute for which monetary damages will not be sufficient and you agree that if you breach these terms the American Dry Needling Institute will be entitled to seek injunctive relief in addition to its other rights and remedies at law and in equity. By taking this course, you agree to these terms and conditions."