I’m  Anthony Von der Muhll, and in this Shoptalk, I will be sharing with you one of my most useful go-to techniques for treating chronic musculoskeletal pain and disability: needling into joint and ligamentous tissues. 

This is an ancient technique with modern applications that is quite safe, well-tolerated, and works rapidly and effectively for long-lasting improvements in function, not just of joints but also the muscles, tendons and nerves that cross them. 

When I started using this technique about 15 years ago, my success rates went way up, and the time and number of treatments required for lasting outcomes went way down, even for chronic and complex cases that I had found previously very challenging. 

Although this technique was not taught in any of the Masters or Doctorate classes that I attended, with some very basic review of joint anatomy, I found it is quite simple and easy to learn, and even to teach oneself. Tune in to learn more!


Anthony Von der Muhll
I am an experienced clinician and instructor in acupuncture orthopedics and sports medicine. I enjoy providing long-term support for acupuncturists to achieve their professional goals.

I earned my MTCM from the Five Branches University in 2002, my Diplomate from the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics in 2006, and my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in 2020.

I have served as a clinical supervisor for 18 years and taught acupuncture orthopedics at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, the American College of TCM, the Five Branches University, and the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine. I have been a featured instructor at the Sports Acupuncture Alliance, the PSOAS Symposium, and Associations of California, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina.

I also have extensive experience as an expert witness in malpractice cases, and emphasize the highest standards of safety and ethics.



Here are links to Anthony's course on Joint Stabilization and Mobilization Needling and his full list of On Demand Courses with CEU's. And his Live Classes and Webinars.


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