Two organizations, the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and KinetaCore have scheduled trainings in "dry needling" in New Mexico for the beginning of 2017. NMSAAM supports the statement by the American Society of Acupuncturists that: "Dry needling is a pseudonym for acupuncture that has been adopted by physical therapists. We are asking concerned individuals to donate so that we may defend acupuncture from being practiced by unlicensed individuals. The NMSAAM board of directors is available to answer any questions you may have, please direct correspondence to info@nmsaam.org