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

Modernization of Manual Medicine

  • JUNE, 2016, GERMANY. Dr. Ma presented his new Dry Needling course for USA military Special Forces.

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.



Dry Needling comes to China

Dr. Ma’s conducted his first Asian Dry Needling Training Course in Suzhou, China in May 2016. Nantong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nantong Medical school Hospital organized the course. Dr. Ma's students -- Physical Therapists, medical doctors, doctors of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) -- agreed that Dr. Ma’s modern dry needling system offers an unique needling approach and is different from TCM acupuncture. CLICK HERE FOR MORE


An imposter from India is putting patients' safety at high risk by fraudulently pretending to teach Dr. Ma's Dry Needling course. We received inquiries from several different countries regarding Mr. Vardhman Jain, fraudulently representing himself as "teaching Dry Needling under Dr. Ma (American Dry Needling Institute)" CLICK HERE TO VIEW INQUIRIES...

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. CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...