Microstim Acupuncture

What is MPS Therapy?

Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy, or microstim acupunctture,  is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the ANS (autonomic nervous system) and fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS Therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, neural therapy with modern neurology and microcurrent. 

How Does it Work?


The MPS device locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent (2-5 pps) to therapeutically active points (acupuncture & trigger) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision & potency, providing stimulation of all three systems at once — nervous, muscular and endocrine.

MPS protocols are the ultimate in integrative pain protocols. The power of integrating all these healing techniques into one protocol means MPS can produce far superior outcomes over traditional pain therapies or in conjuction with other modalities in less time. No wonder MPS Therapy is now the first choice for  treatment of chronic pain by over 40,000 therapists and hundreds of hospitals worldwide.

MPS has been a remarkable success in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using this approach that complete or substantial relief (60-85%+) from pain often occurs within 1-3 applications. (reference article links below)

Most patients require 2-10 treatments for lasting outcomes, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing daily or bi-weekly applications. MPS protocols may be quickly individualized to any patient’s needs. MPS Therapy is reported to be significantly more effective than many other therapies offered on the marketplace, often providing the only “breakthrough” many pain patients have ever experienced.

MPS can serve as an invaluable tool for superior patient outcomes.

MPS Therapy has also been proven highly effective in the area of scar and adhesion treatment.

My Credentials

I was initially certified in 2007 by Bruce Hocking, the originator of E.T.P.S. (as MPS was then called) and

began using it immediately in outpatient physical therapy with amazing results. Most condistions I treated were pain related, although I also use it for scar release and some neuro as well.  Over the years I continued to use it in outpatient, neuro,  home health and in combination or as a stand alone treatment in massage therapy.  I have also successfuly completed the Ultimate Pain therapy course, Advanced Circuits, Auricular therapy, Advanced Scar Release, a specialized Women's Health course, sensory issues, trigger point, family health, special scars, breast health (i.e. masectomy scars, etc.), and the latest, Lymphatic restorative therapy. That's over 100 hours of training! I have around a 90% success rate, mostly in pain reduction and in some cases eliminating pain altogether.  I am happy to share some of my best success stories!  The best thing about this type of modality is that there no harmful side effects, no drugs, and no surgery.  Often times I will give a free mini sample treatment to see if this type of modality is right for you.   

Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

Antoine Chevalier*, Kelly Armstrong and Raman Gokal, 

Department of Medicine, Royal Infirmary, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, Published: December 07, 2016

Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Lower Back Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Nonspecific Neck Pain

Kelly Armstrong, OTR/L, SIPT, MPP;  Raman Gokal, MBChB, MD, FRCP, FASN;  Antoine Chevalier, PhD, LMT, MPP;  William Todorsky, LMT, MPP;  and Mike Lim, PT

copyright Kelly Armstrong et al., 2017; Published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc

Detailed Autonomic Nervous System Analysis of Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol

Kelly Armstrong, OTR/L, SIPT, MPP,1; Raman Gokal, MBChB, MD, FRCP, FASN,1; Joe Durant, BA(Psy), LMT, MPP,2; Todd Todorsky, LMT, MPP,3; Antoine Chevalier, PhD, LMT, MPP,4; and Bruce FaShong, DAc, MPP, 3

Detailed Heart Rate Variability, Exercise Tolerance, Cortical and Vas Pain Scale Analysis of Two Forms of Electro-Therapy

Applied To A Patient with Chronic Back Neuropathic Pain

Chevalier A, et al.J Cell Mol Biol 2017 1: 001, Antoine Chevalier, K Armstrong and R Gokal

The Successful Treatment of Chronic Pain Using Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Scars

Gokal, R; Armstrong, K; Durant, J; Todorsky, W, and Miller, L

Volume 10 Issue 3 - 2017; Published: December 28, 2017

Pain Relieving Benefits of Massage Therapy Compared to Massage Therapy Combined with Microcurrent Point Stimulation

Volume 4 Issue 5 - May 2018; DOI: 10.19080/JYP.2018.04.5556. 50 J Yoga & Physio

Copyright © All rights are reserved by K Armstrong

K Armstrong*, Antoine Chevalier, W Todorsky, Joe Durant and M Dwyer

International Author & Speaker, Advocate for Health & Healing, USA

Published: May 01, 2018