Dr. Ma integrates contemporary dry needling models into a new systematic treatment approach.
Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) is characterized by unique procedures, concepts and techniques which you can only learn in our seminars.
Have you completed a Dry Needling Course with another organization? Read why Integrative Dry Needling is different and why you should consider taking our course!
Unique Concepts, Procedures & Techniques
- The concept of peripheral nerve mapping, which is the organic integration and expansion of the approaches of Drs. Travell, Gunn and Dung.
- Quantitative measurement of peripheral nerve sensitivity that enables the clinician to predict the prognosis of dry needling treatment.
- One standard systemic protocol, which utilizes three types of neuro-trigger points; (1) Homeostatic points, (2) Paravertebral points and (3) Symptomatic points that allow for individualized treatment plan.
- Clinical procedures for both preventing and treating soft tissue pain.
- Special de-stressing technique enables optimal athletic performance in sports medicine
- Painless needling technique (at least 80% of our needling is painless or with minimal pain sensation.)
- Education in different needling techniques in treating soft tissue trigger points, spasm, radiculopathy, hypersensitivity, tissue edema (such as compartment syndrome), and biomechanical balance.
- Self-maintenance techniques to reduce the physical stress of daily clinical practice that you sustain, which ultimately will prolong your professional career.
Why Integrative Dry Needling Courses are Different
- We do not require you to take an Upper then Lower course where you are limited in only treating those specific muscles or areas until you go back for additional training. After our Foundation course you will learn the IDN system that will enable you to safely treat the majority of neuromuscular conditions from head to toe;
- Our seminar DOES NOT focus only on targeting a specific muscle but addresses neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction (peripheral nerve mapping) as an interrelated systemic issue;
- Our seminar presents the revolutionary transition from needling points to needling the nervous system;
- Our seminar focuses on the neurological features of trigger points and the physiology of sensory nerve modulation, clarifying the common confusion in the myofascial trigger point approach over past 40 years;
- Our seminar teaches techniques that REDUCE the reliance on manual procedures (palpation) that evidence-based research and clinical evidence show is unreliable and maybe unnecessary;
- Our neuro-trigger point system works to neuro-mechanically balance muscle agonist / antagonist relationships improving posture and coordinating movement;
- Our quantitative analysis of neuro-trigger points can be used to predict the clinical prognosis of dry needling efficacy;
- Our seminar teaches UNIQUE skills and techniques that emphasize virtually PAINLESS NEEDLING;
- We respect all needling theories and concepts so for those clinicians with prior needling training and experience we clearly outline how IDN can elevate your clinical application and understanding to the next level;
- Our seminar integrates the benefits of different dry needling approaches, specifically Dr. Janet Travell and Dr. C.C. Gunn’s approach, enhancing the clinical efficacy while minimizing the limitations of each classic approach;
- Our seminar offers a uniquely adaptable approach so that all healthcare professionals, whether from pain management, orthopedic rehabilitation, sports medicine, family practice, occupational or preventative medicine can easily integrate into their clinical practice;
- Our needling approach GREATLY REDUCES the physical stress of clinical practice that manual therapists experience;