Muscle Channel Technique (MCT) is a unique style of acupuncture in
which needles are inserted at access and anchor points along 12 regular
muscle channels to correct pathology and restore health.
It differs from regular acupuncture in that it uses muscle channels
and not the organ channels normally used in acupuncture. The chosen point
will be mostly on the ankles, knees, elbows and wrists. Some needles
will be inserted perpendicularly, others horizontally. Electricity will
be hooked on the needles, and left for 20 minuets. Some of the needles
will be retained for longer period to provide constant Qi arrival and
maximize the therapeutic effect.
The needles send Qi and blood to open the blockage and nourish the injured
tissues, joints or organs which lack circulation.
Sometimes the patient will go home with a needle taped to the limb.
This technique is extremely effective in treating sports injuries, injuries
of the upper and lower extremities and spinal problems:
Stiff neck, whiplash injury, TMJ, arthritis of the fingers, tendonitis,
shoulder problems, tennis or golfer' elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, early stages
of trigger finger, finger dislocation, post-surgical reductions, spinal problems,
hips, knee pain, post knee surgery, ankle sprains, shin splints, plantar
fasciatis, achilles tendonitis, inguinal hernia, sciatica, foot problems are
some of the problems treated with this amazing technique.