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.

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FRAUD WARNING

Two imposter con-artists from India are putting patients' safety at high risk by fraudulently pretending to teach Dr. Ma's Dry Needling course.
  • Recently we have received an inquiry from Majmaah University, Dept. Physical Therapy, Saudi Arabia regarding Mr. Vardham Jain. According to our records, in 2012, Mr. Vardhman Jain has enrolled as a student in a basic 3-day course from the Dry Needling Institute. The materials that were presented in this outdated course constitute only a small fraction of the knowledge required for physical therapists to practice DN. Mr. Vardhaman Jain is fully aware that he is illegally presenting a fractured and distorted view of the Dry Needling modality and is thereby damaging its 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.
  • Mr. Mihir Somalia (ostensibly from the Mumbai area) -- Dr Ma has never been in direct contact with or had any knowledge of this individual. Therefore, Mr. Mihir Somalia has neither the requisite knowledge nor the legal right to teach Dr. Ma's DN system. The 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.