Reference List for Dry Needling Safety Practice Supports

  1. Brady, Sarah, et al. "Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: a prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists." Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (2014).
  2. College of Physiotherapists of Alberta. “Dry Needling Competency Profile” Author (2007) Retrieved 2014/09/02
  3. Cummings, M., R. Ross-Marrs, and R. Gerwin. "Pneumothorax complication of deep dry needling demonstration." Acupuncture in Medicine 32.6 (2014): 517-519. Retrieved 2015/02/17
  4. Ernst, Edzard, Myeong Soo Lee. and Tae-Young Choi. "Acupuncture: does it alleviate pain and are there serious risks? A review of reviews." Pain 152.4 (2011): 755-764.
  5. Ernst, G., H. Strzyz, and H. Hagmeister. "Incidence of adverse effects during acupuncture therapy—a multicentre survey." Complementary therapies in medicine 11.2 (2003): 93-97.
  6. Ernst, E. and Adrian R. White. "Prospective studies of the safety of acupuncture: a systematic review." The American journal of medicine 110.6 (2001): 481-485.
  7. European Commission Enterprise and Industry Directorate General. A guideline on summary of product characteristics (Author) September (2009) Retrieved 2014/09/02
  8. Health Quality Council of Alberta. The safe practice of dry needling in Alberta. Author (2014) Retrieved 2014/11/26
  9. Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). Guidelines for Safe Acupuncture and Dry Needling Practice. Dublin, Ireland: (Author): 2012 Retrieved from ISCP office
  10. MacPherson, Hugh, et al. "A prospective survey of adverse events and treatment reactions following 34,000 consultations with professional acupuncturists." Acupuncture in Medicine 19.2 (2001): 93-102. Retrieved 2014/09/02
  11. McEvoy, Johnson. Trigger point dry needling: safety guidelines. in Dommerholt Jan, and Fernandez-de-las-Penas, César. Trigger point dry needling: An evidenced and clinical-based approach. Churchill Livingstone-Elsevier 2013
  12. Melchart D, Weidenhammer W, Streng A, et al. Prospective Investigation of Adverse Effects of Acupuncture in 97 733 Patients.Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(1):104-105. doi:10.1001/archinte.164.1.104.
  13. Physiotherapy Alberta - College + Association. "Practice Guideline Disclosure of Treatment Risks" Author (2015) Retrieved disclosure_of_treatment_risks.pdf
  14. Physiotherapy Alberta - College + Association. “Practice Guideline Informed Consent” Author (2013) Retrieved 2014/09/02 informed_consent.pdf
  15. Physiotherapy Alberta - College + Association. “Practice Standard Client Centred Care” Author (2013) Retrieved 2014/09/02 client_centered_service.pdf
  16. Physiotherapy Alberta - College + Association (2013) “Practice Standard - Performance of Restricted Activities” Author (2012) Retrieved 2014/09/02 of_restricted_activities.pdf
  17. Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association. “Practice Standard Clinical, Financial and Equipment Maintenance Records” Author (2013) Retrieved 2014/09/02 equipment_maintenance_ records.pdf
  18. Wheway, Jayne, Taofikat B. Agbabiaka, and Edzard Ernst. "Patient safety incidents from acupuncture treatments: a review of reports to the National Patient Safety Agency." The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 24.3 (2012): 163-169.
  19. White, Adrian, et al. "Adverse events following acupuncture: prospective survey of 32 000 consultations with doctors and physiotherapists." Bmj 323.7311 (2001): 485-486. Retrieved 2014/09/02 from
  20. White, Adrian., Cummings, M. and Filshie, J. An Introduction to Western Medical ,Acupuncture London, England: Churchill Livingstone –Elsevier, 2008.
  21. White, Adrian, et al. "Survey of adverse events following acupuncture (SAFA): a prospective study of 32,000 consultations." Acupuncture in Medicine 19.2 (2001): 84-92. Retrieved 2014/09/02
  22. Witt, Claudia M., et al. "Safety of acupuncture: results of a prospective observational study with 229,230 patients and introduction of a medical information and consent form." Forschende Komplementärmedizin/Research in Complementary Medicine 16.2 (2009): 91-97.Retrieved 2014/09/02 from
  23. Yamashita, Hitoshi, et al. "Adverse events in acupuncture and moxibustion treatment: a sixyear survey at a national clinic in Japan." The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 5.3 (1999): 229-236.
  24. Zhu, Hong Zhen. Running a safe and successful acupuncture clinic. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2006