Dr Ma’s System of Integrative Dry Needling

Modernization of Manual Medicine

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

Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling textbook and course Changing Your Professional Life

“Ever since I took Dr. Ma’s dry needling course it has taken off in my practice!
I can no longer support the number of patients that are asking for it and they have to wait several weeks to see me. We actually had to build a new 7,500 square foot clinic
to accommodate all of our patients!”

Tony del Angelo, DC  www.gonstead-nm.com

“I decided to take Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling course based on its reputation as
‘the Best Dry Needling Course’ in the nation and also because it is a pain-free method of needling. This course exceeded my expectations and I feel 100% confident to treat my patients.
The addition of dry needling has brought faster and more effective recovery to our patients.”

Jon Seeamen,
The center for spine, sport & Physical Medicine, Lone Tree, co

“Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling has opened an immense world of new opportunities before us. I have used the Neurologic Dry Needling learned in Dr. Ma’s course almost daily with our soldiers. It has certainly led to faster recovery and improved overall function of our soldiers.
It is an invaluable modality.”

Ryan Decarau, , PT, DPT, scs, ATc, cscs,  contract physical therapist with US special operations

“Thank you so much for your Neurologic Dry Needling courses. I have learned so much and I realize that it is only because I was taught by someone who is so kind and such an excellent teacher! Also thank you for all the knowledge you have given to me, my staff and the entire medical field. We are indebted to you.”

Natalie Semon, , PT, MPT, CSCS, Camelback sports Therapy, Phoenix, AZ 85018 camelbacksportstherapy.com

“Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling energized my practice and revolutionized my treatment plans. I use NDN with 70% of my patients and MY BOOKS ARE FULL.”

Catherine Hodges, DPT,, MsPT co-owner of BodyIntel, denver, co www.bodyintelco.com


“Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling course has changed the way
I treat very difficult patients, the ones with chronic pain who almost give up.
I get patients who are fearful of needling after experiencing painful Trigger-Point dry needling. After one treatment using Dr. Ma’s technique, these patients, can’t get enough of needling! Dr. Ma’s neurologic approach and new information on microcirculation changed forever my practice and the way I understand pain/inflammation.”

Brandy Johnson, , PT, DPT Gillette, WY

“I have attended more than 50 seminars in the last 5 years. Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling has been the most informative course that I have ever been to”

Eric M. Clark , DC, c Trinidad, CO

“I am honored to call Dr. Ma a mentor, teacher, and friend.
Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling has equipped so many with a powerful tool that enhances both the neurological and musculoskeletal components of the movement system throughout rehabilitation, performance training, and the recovery process. His approach is based on a sound, scientific rationale and, combined with movement correction activities, allows Physical Therapists like myself
to optimize our treatments and make positive impacts
in all of our athletes from recreational to elite.”

Robbie Ohashi, PT, DPT, ocs, ATc, cscs President/Performance Physical Therapist Performance in Motion
Chicago, IL

“Practicing dry needling for the past 7 years I have studied with numerous teachers and practitioners around the world. Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling techniques are consistently the most effective, efficient, patient-centered and straightforward. Neurologic Dry Needling has revolutionized the way that we treat pain and dysfunction and will continue to do so. Being able to share Dr Ma’s knowledge and expertise
is one of the most valuable learning experiences in my career.”

Derrick Hines, DPT, Owner – Acadiana Pain & Performance rehab Lafayette, LA




Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling system and athletic performance: My personal experience


Athletes are committed to achieving their best performance and they push their bodies to the physical limit in training and com- petition. They do this for not just a day, but for years and years in their daily workouts. I was not an exception. When some- thing does not feel right in the body, even just a small feeling of discomfort, it lowers the quality of the movement and either causes a deficiency in the movement, or requires a compensat-

ing movement. repetition of such a wrong movement can cause injury. even if the performance goal is achieved, the athlete may pay a cost, even to the point of having to end their athletic career.

Athletes begin to lose their capacity to recover when they reach the age of 30, and from a biologi- cal standpoint, this capability has surely deteriorated by the age of 35. Many athletes feel these limita- tions and start considering retirement during this period. Just as a piece of metal gets weakened when it is made to bend repeatedly in the same way, it is the repetition of certain movements that causes per- sistent fatigue and injury to the body, and this is how the athlete’s performance deteriorates.

dr. Ma’s neurological dry needling system is not a trial-and-error approach, but is supported by evidence from scientific and clinical research. I can guarantee that it has a huge effect on an athlete’s rate of recovery in their daily routine and it is the best system for mitigating chronic deficiency and dam- age. obviously dr. Ma’s ndn system is beneficial not only to athletes but to anyone who suffers from soft tissue injury, whether acute or chronic.

since this is an anatomically-based neurologic approach, in contrast to the traditional Trigger-Point method, it can be customized for the specific movement problems that arise in different athletic disci- plines. I have personally experienced the results: muscle tone was balanced so my movement became better coordinated and more efficient.

My discipline is Hammer Throw, in which the athlete grasps a handle which is attached to a 16- pound metal ball by a wire, then turns around 4 times and releases it. At the moment of release, the ten- sion in the wire may reach 750 lbs. I had been practicing this sport for more than 25 years, and it was becoming increasingly difficult for my body to recover from the fatigue and damage. However, the sit- uation completely changed when I met dr. Ma. I earned a world championship at the age of 36, becom- ing the oldest IAAF men’s world champion in history, and I won an olympic bronze medal when I was 38, having almost given up the hope of olympic medals when I passed 35. Until I retired in 2016, I won the Japanese national title for 20 consecutive years.

I believe these achievements were accomplished by improving the quality of my movement with the help of a Physical Therapist and recovering steadily by using dr Ma’s ndn method on a daily basis.

Athletes cannot waste a single day while preparing for a competition. every day of training is like a competition. It is a matter of great concern that when an athlete develops any health issue, they may not be able to attain their best performance. If you can apply your best effort every day, it will lead to a good result. If not, you will not achieve your goal.

According to the saying “more haste, less speed”, the best way to achieve a goal is to work on high quality program with a proper allowance for recovery, both physical and mental, even though this takes time.

Finally, this is not only about high performance but can also be applied to healthy life in general. It is often said that athletes can be role models for health promotion, but this is not always the case as some athletes have achieved great performances in competition but their life is poor in terms of health. High- profile athletes have the responsibility of being active role models to inspire people, especially the young generation, to live with a healthy lifestyle. Effective training should include adequate time for recovery. The more generally healthy an athlete can become, the more sustainable will be their athletic career. There are many athletes who continue to suffer from injury even after their careers are over, and I believe that dr. Ma’s neurologic approach has the capacity to bring gold medals not only in sports but also in everyone’s life.

I am confident that dr. Ma’s neurologic dry needling system will be a centerpiece of the condi- tioning and physical therapy industry for many years to come.

Koji Murofusi, PhD, Director, The Tokyo organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games, 2020

20 times national championships title (Japan)

PhD in sports Biomechanics, Professor and chief of sports science center at Tokyo Medical and dental University sports

 ATHLETICS: Hammer Throw—
• 2004 olympics gold medal
• 2012 olympics bronze medal
• 2001 IAAF World championships silver medal
• 2003 IAAF World championships bronze medal
• 2011 IAAF World championships gold medal • (1995–2014) •

Medals of Honor in Japan/Medals with Purple ribbon (2004) • World Fair Play Trophy (2011)