Dry Needling Resource

IAOMA is an organization that “holds as our purpose the betterment of the profession of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine and seeks to promote the health and safety of the Iowa public through educational, supportive, and/or legislative representation of the Licensed Acupuncture Profession and will continually seek high standards of clinical excellence.”

As such, we feel it is our duty to provide a resource for practitioners, patients and the general public alike regarding the controversy surrounding a needling therapy some refer to as “dry needling” or “intramuscular manual therapy.” Please follow the links below to find more information on this subject and spread the information we’ve gathered to your friends, family and colleagues.


What is “Dry Needling?”

10 Facts You Should Know

Iowa’s Process to Ban Dry-Needling

International and National Position Statements and Laws Against Dry Needling

Dry Needling Risks



Donate to IAOMA

Have you been injured by a physical therapist practicing dry needling in Iowa? File a formal complaint with the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy here.