世界针灸联合会恳请贵组织与我们共同来努力为我们广大的社会人民做好健康安全的守护神，关于针灸医学阿是穴位疗法( 新创名词叫干针) 我们总部有很多资料可以提供，贵组织如有任何须要我们非常乐意协助。我们总部的电话是+86（10）64011210，网站是www.wfas.org.cn，谢谢您的关注。
To whom this may concern:
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has accumulated 5000 years of wisdom and history; it is an essential medical technique that offers healing to billions of people. We are grateful that acupuncture has gradually become well accepted and recognized by the Western world, its ability to diagnose varieties of medical conditions and offer treatments to improve health of the general public has made acupuncture a crucial and valuable medical asset.
World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) is an association that gathers experts from the academia, education and medical societies in the world; it is an international, non-governmental acupuncture organization (NGO) in official relations with the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). Our goal is to establish the international recognition and standard of acupuncture in the medical community, offer protection for human health and save lives, as well as collect forces around the world to strengthen acupuncture research, maintain the quality and reputation of acupuncture education and medical principles.
Recently we hear about the introduction of using acupuncture needle to stimulate “Ashi” points, acupuncture point locations, namely the new creation of “dry needling” technique from certain non-acupuncture medical groups in the US, the creation of this so-called medical terminology is far-fetched from the traditional acupuncture principles. They evade the governmental guidelines of acupuncture education and licensure requirement. They allow the use of such technique only by attending minimal weekend courses, hurdling over the indispensable 4-9 years of acupuncture medical training, ignoring the obligation to US national acupuncture licensure examinations. “Dry needling” is completely lack of acupuncture knowledge and skill set, the use of this under-studied non-regulated treatment is a terrifying, irresponsible, and unethical medical practices.
A comprehensive system has been developed in most states in the US to manage acupuncture education and training; there are fully established government institutions that monitor the strict licensure examinations. The controlled regulation of acupuncture gives pride to the Americans; it is also a great learning objective for other countries. We sincerely invite all relevant units to pay attention to this crucial matter, do not allow a small number of professional groups to destroy the reputation of acupuncture, mislead and threaten the wellbeing of the general public.
World Federation of Acupuncture- Moxibustion Societies genuinely invite the support of your organization, we will collaborate efforts to strive for the health and safety of the general public. Our headquarter provides much information regarding the use of “Ashi” points (so called “dry needling”) for your reference. We will be happy to give assistance for your needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us, our telephone number is 861064011210, headquarters site is www.wfas.org.cn
Thank you for your attention. God bless you!
Prof. LIU Baoyan
President of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion (WFAS)