Practitioners of Acu-Current Therapy are continually impressed by how effective it is in treating pain conditions and other conditions related to restrictions in fascia, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Read on to see what people are saying about the Acu-Current method and the training we offer.
Note: MPT is the original name for Acu-Current Therapy.
The Heart of a Teacher and Healer
Malvin brings the heart of a teacher and healer to his excellent Microcurrent class. Packed with useful and practical information, these classes provide immediate enhancement to any practice. The class I did on hip and back has immediately had a dramatically positive impact on my practice. I now have a way that enables me to treat local points appropriately, while using fewer needles. My patients love it! I recommend this class to anyone seeking to broaden a range of pain treatment options.
A Huge Difference in How I Treat Pain
I use Acu-current frequently in my practice; it’s made a huge difference in how I treat pain. Thanks for some amazing insights and education! (And everyone LOVES the headache point!!)
The Dolphin is probably one of your best tools. Your quick carry, your machine, anywhere you go, you will surprise people. Lots of practices are using it. You almost can help everybody with it.
It’s gonna save your hands
For the people who do bodywork or Chinese massage/ Tui Na – it’s gonna save your hands. Your hands are going to love you because you won’t have to press hard. You can use it on your own hands, which is really great, too. You can, literally, save your hands.
Home treatment with Acu-Current relieves pain and increases ability to function
I’m really fond of Acu-Current as a home treatment program for my patients. I have many, many patients purchasing microcurrent units if they have deep restrictions that are layered and have been there for their entire life. I may not be able to get through that in a session or six sessions. If you get a Dolphin and learn Acu-Current, you can treat yourself every night. This will help you to feel so much better and have so much less pain and be able to function.
A Great Tool for your Tool Kit
I have been practicing PT for 12 years in both a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and on an outpatient basis. In both settings, pain management is one of the primary goals. In the Spring of 2014, I took Malvin’s course on Acu-Current for the neck. Since then I have used it in conjunction with my manual therapy and have found that it is a great tool to compliment what I was already doing.
Malvin’s Acu-Current technique is precise, versatile, allows for quick results and is easily portable. In the SNF it allows you to provide a quick treatment to manage pain (it works faster than pain medication.) Then it allows the patient to participate in their mobility training, so they can return home. In the outpatient setting, patients have been happy with the immediate results. I recommend taking these classes to enhance what you are currently doing and by adding another tool to your tool kit. The class is well organized, hands on and you walk away ready to treat.
Painful neuroma helped with 1 treatment
With Acu-Current, I was able to treat my mom’s neuroma which has bothered her for months. The points around the neuroma were not painful but so many of the other foot and toe points were and she could tell a difference right away.
A Regular Part of My Treatment Approach
I’m thankful that I took classes with you. The Acu-Current techniques have become a regular part of my treatment approach and I’m continually amazed at the results they provide. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Great success with carpal tunnel, Dupuytren’s contractures and trigger fingers
Using Acu-Current, I’ve had some great success with carpal tunnel, Dupuytren’s contractures and trigger fingers. These are conditions that I have never helped before and that I’ve never been able to make inroads in. I’ve also had some really significant wonders with neck and low back conditions.
Really easy to pick up on and use quickly
My name is Janet. I’m a physical therapist for 42 years. But I loved what I learned last year in my first Acu-Current class. I got so excited. I thought it was really easy to pick up on and use quickly. That’s what I liked. It’s not a lengthy treatment, and it does get good results pretty quickly.
I went after that to visit family, and I took the Dolphin with me and treated several family members with Acu-current. My sister-in-law’s wrist was really, really hurting her and I treated her for three minutes and she’s said, “It doesn’t hurt.” She thought it was great.
Strange dizzy symptoms – I worked with what I learned here and it was resolved.
I’ve had multiple cases of crazy, weird, strange, dizzy symptoms that no one could fix. I had a patient come and eight treatments they were 100% better. An ear, nose and throat physician said they didn’t know what it was, it didn’t fit any pattern and I just worked with what I learned here and it was resolved.
Shoulder pain reduced from 7 out of 10 to 1 out of 10 in 4 sessions
I’m Alex. I’m an occupational therapist. I specialize in bodywork. I work in an outpatient clinic in a hospital setting. My patients are loving Acu-Current.
One person who came in, on her fourth visit, told me that, at the beginning of the session, she came in with shoulder pain at seven out of ten, and nothing had been helping her. She stated that Acu-Current was what helped her. She was down to a one out of ten. She was so excited and grateful and happy and thrilled. You know, it’s just so nice to have something be so effective, and to feel like you’re helping people in a timely fashion.
So I love Acu-Current, I highly recommend it, and I’m a huge fan of taking the courses over and over again. It’s affordable, it’s accessible, it’s a great community. There are a lot of people who’ve been through multiple courses. It’s awesome. It’s so cool.
The Dolphin feels like an extension of my hand
My name is John. I’m an acupuncturist in Portland. I’ve been in practice twenty years. I’ve been coming to these classes quite a bit, starting in 2008. I came across Malvin’s presentation and I was very impressed. And I pretty much right away saw changes in my practice – a faster, more significant, more long-lasting response to treatment.
I really love this system. I often feel like this dolphin is a part of me now. I’m just so used to using it that it feels like an extension of my hand.
All my patients get Acu-Current and they love the results they’re getting
I use Acu-Current everyday. I say there’s, maybe, two patients out of my entire lineup of patients that I don’t use it on. Everybody gets Acu-Current and they love the results they’re getting. Cause they’ll walk in with their shoulders as earrings and they’ll walk out with them down back where they belong. So, use it, everyday.
More effective than acupuncture by itself
After 4 1/2 years of incorporating Acu-Current with acupuncture, I am continually amazed at how easily this technique can deal with even the most challenging pain conditions. This combination is considerably more effective for treating musculoskeletal pain than acupuncture by itself. Malvin has something truly great to offer.
I want to thank you for the workshop last weekend. I enjoyed meeting you and getting to know your system. I have to say that I think you undersold it! I have had some amazing results with the Acu-Current work. The stuff I have done so far, both on myself and with clients is incredible. I have not limited myself to the leg/knee/foot either – shoulders, necks and elbows are all getting some action. Thank you again. I look forward to training with you again soon.
Bells Palsy -During treatment, paralyzed mouth raised up to 75% to 80% more normal
My name is Pat Flood. I have a practice in Port Angeles, Washington. I’ve been in practice for 24 years, and my first class was last spring when we did the head/neck/sinus/allergy thing, and I stepped right back into my practice and began to use it. Amazing results. Trigger finger – amazing results. Neck – amazing levels of rotation. First rib release – boy, I’ve seen really cool things happen with releasing that first rib.
I just had a patient this past week who has had Bells Palsy for 25 years, and I literally see her once every seven or eight years. She comes up from Berkeley to visit somebody, so I’ve seen her three times in 15 years. I said, “Let’s just try the Acu-Current,” so I did some of the masseter points around the jaw, and the occipital. I’m looking at her face, and I’m watching her face, her paralyzed side, raise. So I had her get off the table and I said, “You go in the bathroom and look and you see what you see before I say anything.” She comes back in, she’s 86 years old, and she’s practically doing jumping jacks. I mean her whole mouth was literally raised up to 75% to 80% more normal, so that was pretty dramatic.
3 plantar fasciitis patients got better with Acu-Current
Three months ago, I took an Acu-Current class about the knees and feet. I had three patients with plantar fasciitis. Because of the Acu-Current class, I knew which points to treat and which acupressure stretch angles are most effective. I got good results and the patients got better.
Very Positive Effects on Unusual Ear Problem
Just a brief update on my palatal myclonus (whirring or clicking sound in right ear) patient. He came in today and reported he has been symptom-free [for over 6 weeks]. He has reduced his clonazepam to 1.5 mg per night. It had been as high as 2 mg and even 3 mg prior to coming to see me back in October. I am thrilled with this result but more importantly he is also very, very happy. He is now toying with the idea of moving down to 1 mg.
100% of the credit here goes to the Acu-Current and acupuncture combination! Very interestingly, as his symptoms have been lessening, the tight and tender areas have been increasingly difficult to find. This is a major success story in my mind particularly since the Osteopath (MD) who sent him to me (and she is very good) was not able to get anywhere with him. Thanks Malvin, you should be very pleased that your work and teaching is having very positive effects out there in the world.
A tool for patients with lots of chronic pain and lots of medications
My name is Vanessa. I’m a naturopath and an acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon. I work at a large health center in integrated medicine with MDs, other naturopaths, PAs, and nurse practitioners. So, I get a lot of pain referrals, mainly, at the clinic. And this has been a great tool. I’ve only taken one of these classes before, and I think my favorite part is now that I have a tool to use with patients who are so needle-sensitive and in such chronic pain, multiple- I mean, these are people with problem lists this long. Medication list twice as long as that, so. I’ve had a couple pain patients that otherwise I couldn’t work with. That are now having something that helps. So, that’s pretty cool, cause nothing else has helped them.
Treated my sinuses for a cold, and they opened up
Most recently, I came down with a cold. I treated my sinuses and they opened up
Thank you for a wonderful class. Thank you for your clarity, the logic of your approach, your wonderfully clear understanding of anatomy, and your overall clear presentation of useful information.
My Favorite Modality
After taking your head and neck course, Acu-Current has become my favorite modality. Having excellent results all around. Will be seeing you again for another course in the future.
Most Thorough Continuing Ed Class
Your course was the best run, organized, & most thorough Continuing Ed class I have ever taken.
A Miracle in My Life!
I fell some 3-4 years ago and injured my right ankle. Despite multiple doctor visits, treatments, and adjustments, it had gotten progressively worse. There were times, and they were increasing, when I could not put my weight on it. Stairs were a nightmare. My feet seemed to be losing flexibility and function. I was starting to despair of ever finding a solution.
Then Dr. Finkelstein did one Acu-Current treatment and I have experienced an 80% improvement that has lasted for almost three months. It did not hurt at all and it was so effective. How can such a non-invasive, 10-minute technique do so much?! It’s a miracle in my life!
I use the breathing techniques that Dr. Finkelstein taught in his Turning Sound QiGong class every day. I draw in my core when I exhale when stopped in traffic, waiting in line, washing the dishes, etc.
I do the Turning Sound QiGong movements when standing for any length of time as it relieves my low back pain, helps my legs and feet, steadies my balance. I do the full sequence during my water exercises. They are gentle, comforting and I can really feel the difference in my body. I can hardly wait for the DVD to be available so I can do it again with the class.
I am most grateful to have found Dr. Finkelstein and his wonderful techniques and exercises. Some of my issues I have had for 20 years since a major auto accident and subsequent multiple surgeries. Living with on-going pain is no fun and I have tried so many things to bring relief. Now I’ve found something that really works! Thank you!!!!!!!
Skype Sessions are Superb
Skype sessions with Malvin are a superb way to zero in on a specific question. There is nothing like seeing it demonstrated by Malvin.
I use it every day, all the time. It’s totally changed the way that I work.
My name is Shoshanna. I’ve been an acupuncturist around 28 years. My focus is acupuncture sports medicine and rehab work. This is my fifth class and my second time with the pelvic low back region. I use Acu-Current every day, all the time. It’s totally changed the way that I work. I just keep refining it. I love the videos. I can go in and look at my client lineup for the day and it’s like, oh I haven’t done that area of the body, and the videos are really helpful. And so, I’m enjoying that piece, too.
Successful treatment of Migraines, Knees, Low Back, Scars and Trigger Finger
As an Occupational Therapist in a Skilled Nursing Setting, I have found a great variety of applications for Acu-Current. I have been able to successfully relieve migraine symptoms, significantly improve restricted knee ROM and pain, decrease tendonitis symptoms, reduce chronic low back pain, treat scars and trigger finger restrictions and facilitate progress towards therapeutic goals including increased ADL independence, improved functional mobility and safety and decreased pain and ROM restrictions.
My patients’ response to Acu-Current is positive and I have several who request it every time I treat them. Having completed the Acu-Current training program, I use it virtually every day with inpatients and outpatients alike. Acu-Current has greatly enhanced my ability to address underlying performance components and facilitate improved function, independence and overall quality of life for my patients.
Zero in on the Causative Factors
Malvin has an ability to zero in on the causative factors of a patient’s complaint and distinguish the most important issue that needs immediate attention. Malvin is one of the great American acupuncturists of our time.
A lot of people gain, within one treatment, with wonderful results
I’ve had a Dolphin since day one of my practice. As soon as I took the Acu-Current class, I started my practice. I’ve been amazed with it since the first day I’ve been using it. A lot of people gain, within one treatment, with wonderful results. People told me, when I first took this class, that you have to have a Dolphin, you have to get it. Trust us, you’re not going to regret it and I did not regret at all.
I’ve achieved results that I never could achieve with my hands or needles alone
My name is Scott. I’ve been a body worker and acupuncturist for 25 years or plus. I live locally up by Mt. Hood and commute into Gresham. I love this work. When I saw the little brochures come out a year or two before I ever took the class, I thought this is more like what I wanna take. And it took me about a year to do it, and I absolutely love it
I’ve achieved results that I never could achieve with my hands or needles alone, and sometimes right before my eyes. A few things I’ve treated really well and fast have been trigger finger, thumb pain, hip pain. This one guy – I saw him three times and his pain is gone. Unbelievable. Now he comes in just for maintenance.
But the most amazing one I’ve had since the last class. I never treated sinuses with acupuncture ’cause didn’t, just didn’t get it. I didn’t want to put needles there, and I just didn’t do herbs really. So after the second time I took the sinus class, I started to do it. A few people came in. They were old time clients so I was comfortable doing it to them. I had great results with sinuses.
Sinus treatment brings immediate relief
While I was doing the online version of this course, I practiced on my own head and sinuses and found immediate relief and was totally jazzed about that
I Got So Much Out of This Class
I got so much out of this class, I wanted to thank you. I’m an LMT, LAc, and have been using this machine for years, with good results. Adding the acupressure stretches, and understanding which angle to use to release the muscle, has added an amazing level of precision and effectiveness to my work with Acu-Current. I also found the info on the muscle compensation patterns to be extremely helpful. Can’t wait to do more classes, please keep me updated on live and new offerings! Thanks again!
Best Online Class I Have Ever Taken
This is probably the best online class I have ever taken. I want to commend you on the thoroughness of the content and the clarity of the presentation! I am already working with the shoulder information and getting results.
MPT Treatment Was a Small Miracle
My recent MPT treatment with you was truly a small miracle. When I left your office I felt about 90% improvement and incredible elation because the neck pain lasted so long and hadn’t responded to previous chiropractic, massage, or acupuncture from someone else. A few hours after leaving the office I felt compelled to lie down. It’s hard to describe what happened then because the muscles didn’t actually move, but I had a strong sensation they were throwing off or draining off some kind of energy.
After about 45 minutes I got up and had an enjoyable, pain-free day and evening. I know I can look forward to continued improvement with help from you. I have always considered you the best acupuncturist around, but with the evolution of the MPT technique, you now have a tool that takes your work to another level of effectiveness and efficiency. Looking forward to my next appointment.
Great for my acupuncture needle phobic patients
Great, super great for my acupuncture needle phobic patients.
Thank you for another amazing class. I picked up a lot of new information, not just about the specific regions, but just how you use the machine etc., which was really helpful. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your teaching these classes and sharing your insights and developed techniques with all of us who are interested. I think you are really onto something very valuable with the protocols you have developed and I am excited about deepening my understanding of it all.
Great Investment in Your Practice
I can attest to the usefulness of the EPTS micro-current device that Malvin has incorporated into the MPT classes he is offering. In my office we call them “zappers” and they are pretty constantly in use. They cost a few hundred bucks but have paid for themselves over and over in patient satisfaction and increased reimbursement. If learning how to use this simple, effective tool is the only thing you get out of Malvin’s class, you will have made a great investment in your practice.
An Outstanding Teacher
What makes Malvin a brilliant clinician also makes him an outstanding teacher — that is his listening for exactly what the student wants to know, even if the student isn’t sure what that is, and deliver a concise, clear understanding of mechanics, technique, and most importantly, right intention. Malvin is one of the great American acupuncturists of our time.
So Much Information
The Acu-Current live classes present so much information that it is invaluable to to be able to go back and refer to the online videos. I highly recommend these to anyone interested in learning Acu-Current.
Very helpful for acupuncture needle sensitive patients
I find Dolphin to be very, very useful. Especially for acupuncture needle sensitive patients, it’s been very helpful.
I like to use it, especially, with jing-well points (points on finger and toes) and for muscle tension release. It’s been very, very successful and I really enjoy having it.
Knee swelling goes down in front of our eyes
I have been using Acu-Current alone on a patient who injured her knee in a twisting fall. She hates acupuncture needles. She had two or three surgeries to remove bone fragments, install screws and plates and such. She came to me to address the scars, reduce the swelling and aid in recovery. She saw her surgeon a couple days ago and he was amazed at how well she has recovered and how slight the scarring is! He had never heard of Acu-Current before. Now he has. He said to her, “Whatever it is, keep on doing it!”
I have been surrounding the scar tissue, addressing trigger points, and surrounding any swelling. Basically, I address the scars as I would any painful area. I swear, and so does the patient, that I have seen the swelling go down in front of our eyes. She had a lot of referring pain down her tibia both medial and lateral at first, and that quickly went away. Needless to say, she is quite pleased with the results, and tells all who will listen! Another Acu-Current success story.
Better results for low back, hip and knee pain, than the acupuncture that I was doing, previously
With Acu-Current, I’ve seen a better result, than the acupuncture that I was doing, previously. Across the board, low back pain, hip, knee, the whole works.
Acu-Current is awesome for treating scars
I also love Acu-Current for treating scars. It’s awesome for scars. I treated somebody last night and the scar is different this morning.
30 second treatment on a stiff finger or ankle joint. Patient responds: “Oh, my God.” and it’s done
Hi, I’m Cherri Gallison. I’m a local acupuncturist in Southwest Portland. I’ve been practicing about 14 years. Malvin calls me his oldest student. Could be both direction, I don’t know. I got my first ETPS (now called Dolphin), in 2006. We were at a conference, and I’d had surgery on a broken foot, and it was a year later, and it was really bugging me. And they were talking about going back in for more surgery. And Malvin said, “Here, let me work on that scar.” And he spent five minutes on my scar; I stood up, and went, “Oh my God. I love it. How do I get one of these, and what do we do about that?” And we started the trainings ’cause he wanted to get this out there.
I use it all the time. Every patient. My favorite is somebody comes in and you’ll be working on some other part and they’ll go, “Well yeah, and this finger, it’s just not bending.” Or, “My ankle is not turning. It’s stiff.” And you’ll spend two seconds, maybe 30 seconds on the joint and then they go, “Oh my God.” And it’s done.
Rib restrictions and shoulders as earrings-everything sinks into where it was supposed to be during the treatment
I had a couple of patients with rib restrictions and shoulders as earrings . It was so gratifying to use Acu-Current and just feel everything sink into where it was supposed to be during the treatment. The patients were super happy with the results.
Post knee surgery treatment helped with knee extension
Best Run, Best Organized, Most Thorough
Thanks so much! I wish I was closer and more able to attend more of your classes. Your course was the best run, best organized, most thorough continuing ed course I have ever taken. Thank you for all the advance work you do to make the course such a success.
Longstanding sinus patients immediately can breathe better
In terms of the whole body, there’s amazing things we can do. I’ve had longstanding sinus patients immediately breathe better as we release the facial sutures with Acu-Current points. Adding patient self-care using a nasal cleanse, acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary advice, all these other things build into it.
Dramatic Improvement for Patients After Only 1 Class
I got a lot from our class last weekend in Las Vegas and almost everyone I used Acu-Current with this past week experienced rapid, and even dramatic improvement.
My patients love it
Malvin brings the heart of a teacher and healer to his excellent Microcurrent class. Packed with useful and practical information, these classes provide immediate enhancement to any practice. I now have a way that enables me to treat local points appropriately, while using fewer needles. My patients love it! I recommend this class to anyone seeking to broaden a range of pain treatment options.
Intercostal treatment with Acu-Current helps breathing
I’ve been using it for intercostal work a lot, lately. Which is something that is hard to do with acupuncture needles, cause you’re very careful about lungs and everything beneath those intercostals. I’ve been getting great things for people with breathing issues, to get the diaphragm to release, get the intercostals to release. People are like, “I can’t get a deep breath,” and you do some work underneath the ribs and they’re like, “I can breath.”
Acu-Current worked when distal, local and electro-acupuncture did not
I am Mike, and I am from a little town called Yelm. It’s just outside of Olympia, Washington.
I had a 55-year old lady with neck pain. She was a single parent; four kids under the age of 26, going through a divorce with a lot of stress in her life.
I tried distal acupuncture, local acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. I was using herbs. Nothing was working.
So I switched over to Acu-Current therapy. It was like night and day. The moment I treated her neck – her mid-scalenes, the cervicals, and up against the scalp, she just started to melt. It was really nice to see.
Online subscription gives better results for patients
Since I have had the subscription to all of the material on the website, I have run from a treatment room to the computer, checked a point to get a more precise location and run back to the room to treat the patient with better results.
5 treatments for 87 year old man with longstanding neck issues – 50-60% better
I’m currently treating an 87 year old man with longstanding neck issues and, kind of, a shooting pain up in his head and I’ve seen him five times and he’s 50-60% better.
Home treatment with Acu-Current helps people live with less pain
I’m Alex. I’m an occupational therapist. I specialize in bodywork. I work in an outpatient clinic in a hospital setting.
I’ve had a ton of people purchase their own microcurrent tools for home treatment. I feel like that helps them live with less pain.
Best Run, Most Thorough Course
Your course was the best run, organized & most thorough Continuing Ed course I have ever taken.
I’ve used my Dolphin with most of my patients. It’s fantastic.
My first class was a couple of years ago and I’ve used my Dolphin with most of my patients. It’s fantastic.