Introduction to Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy (MRAT)

Sep 27, 2023

Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy (MRAT), also known as Shallow Needling and Fascial Release Therapy with Mini Blade Needles, is an innovative minimally invasive treatment method that has evolved from traditional nine-needle acupuncture and modern acupotomy therapy. This therapy specifically targets trigger points within the fascia, muscle spasms, and adhesive scar tissue to effectively address various soft tissue injuries, pain, nerve compressions, and functional disorders. It has proven to be a groundbreaking approach in the realm of minimally invasive treatments.

Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy (MRAT) is guided by four core theories: the Theory of Abnormal Tension, Scar Adhesion Theory, Trigger Point Theory, and Three-Dimensional Meridian Theory (involving both long and short chains), incorporating principles from both Eastern and Western medicine. These theories help explain the origins and progression of pain, the sources and transmission of abnormal tension, and ultimately, how the therapy restores tension balance, reduces inflammation, enhances blood circulation, provides rapid pain relief, alleviates nerve compression, and delivers immediate as well as long-lasting benefits.

Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy (MRAT) falls within the spectrum of minimally invasive procedures, bridging the gap between surgical and non-surgical interventions. It seamlessly integrates fundamental concepts from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with core principles of Western medical surgical anatomy. This fusion of Eastern and Western medical knowledge yields a treatment approach that combines the benefits of acupuncture needle stimulation with the precision of surgical blade incisions. This therapy not only capitalizes on the advantages of TCM, such as regulating qi and blood circulation, relaxing tendons, and addressing urgencies, but also leverages surgical techniques to directly remove pathological adhesion tissues. This results in relief from compression on soft tissues, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles, ultimately resolving inflammation.

The applications of Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy (MRAT) primarily target conditions related to the cervical and lumbar spine, joint disorders, soft tissue injuries, various types of neuralgia, and nerve compression disorders. Its notable advantages include simplicity of operation, minimal tissue damage, short treatment duration, and freedom from environmental or logistical constraints. Patients readily embrace this therapy, as it provides immediate and long-term treatment benefits that are not attainable through conventional acupuncture or massage therapies.

Dr. Huang Guojian has been engaged in clinical practice activities for Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy (MRAT) for nearly a decade. He has treated thousands of patients with various types of pain at the Ankang Acupuncture Healing Center (Winnipeg). Particularly, he has achieved remarkable results in patients who did not respond to conventional acupuncture, massage, chiropractors, and other therapies, earning widespread praise and recognition from his patients (RateMDs).

Furthermore, Dr. Huang Guojian has been actively promoting this technique in both Canada and the United States. He has trained nearly a hundred students, including acupuncture therapists, massage therapists, and physical therapists, all of whom have benefited significantly from his training.