About the Founder

Nickolay Lyapko

Founder of LYAPKO medico-production company,
a reflexologist of the highest category,
Candidate of Medical Science, inventor.

Nickolay Lyapko was born on May 13, 1954 in Donetsk. In 1974 he graduated from Donetsk medical secondary school. In 1982 he graduated from Donetsk state medical institute with a degree in "Medical care". Since 1983 he worked as a doctor of "Ambulance" in Maryinsky central regional hospital. In 1989, after the successful termination of courses, he became a reflexologist of Maryinsky  central regional hospital. Later he studied under Doctors K.P. Buteyko, N.A. Kasyan.

Nickolay Lyapko studied such non-traditional methods of treatment as a bee-stinning, bone setting (manual therapy), different types and systems of  healthy nutrition. At the same time he was interested and engaged in radiotronics. On courses of acupuncture  Nickolay Lyapko got acquainted with I.I. Kuznetsov's ipplikators and noted their main shortcomings. For mass consuming Ipplikators Kuznetsov were made of polymer (harmful, toxic and alien to a human body material). For manufacture of exclusive kinds of  ipplikator Kuznetsov metal needles were used (sewing needles; needles from record players), however, they were not safely fixed in a basis, and as a result — fell out. Nikolay Grigoryevich decided to enhance the idea. The first Lyapko applicators were manufactured manually, by means of inner tubes,  needles from record players and squared paper sheet (the inventor by means of a sheet of paper labeled bands from the rubber bag cut on a part assumed as a basis and I placed needles); afterwards he began to use bands made of cloth and combing needles, however, the effectiveness  was insufficient. Modification of a needle in the form of a shoemaking nails with club-shaped and normal heads was even more universal.

Daily medical practice of doctor Lyapko assumed contact with great numbers of patients, sessions of massage and acupuncture. However, to help all of them, using only two human hands seemed not quite real and not very productive. Desire to people has also pushed Nickolay Lyapko to create a device which could replace human hands and carry out reflex, mechanical and galvano-electric influence at the same time. The first Lyapko applicators were very small and process of their production was very labor-consuming (at the maximum effort there were 2-3 products a day). Nikolay Grigoryevich understood that there was a task to develop not only the device, but also technology of its production. After a while there was the first matrix of the device.

In 1996 the first application for the useful model "Lyapko N.G. Applicator» was filed. It assumed the needle with a head made in the form of nails,which had to be of metals or their alloys with various electric potentials. This specially sharpen needle performs the main function in modern Lyapko applicators. Subsequently, Lyapko Applicators have been protected by several patents, basic of which assumed the device representing the needles fixed in an elastic basis. In parallel with improvement of the device, there was an active improvement of unique technology of its production and sale. Nickolay Lyapko was the author and leader of all these processes.  On of the small territory of a former kindergarten the industrial complex, which doesn't have analogs in the world with huge technical capabilities, had grown. In 1997 Nikolay Grigoryevich set and headed Lyapko Medico-production company, a chain of Lyapko Health Centers. In 1999 the first applications on PCT system registration were filed, it was rather expensive process of registration in more than 15 countries of the world. Today Lyapko application devices are approved and by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. These devises were created without attraction of any investments. The enterprise hires about one thousand employees, by own efforts contains more than 80 patents in the different countries of the world, renders the considerable help to other organizations and enterprises, exports products practically to all places of the world. In 2011 Nikolay Grigoryevich defended the dissertation on "Efficiency of complex sanatorium aftertreatment of patients with traumatic illness of a spinal cord", received degree of Candidate of Medical sciences. In 2010 he became the ideologist and the founder of the All-Ukrainian non-governmental organization "For Saving of the People", its idea is improvement of people`s health.


Savitskaya S.V. Fenomen Lyapko: multi-needles applicators. – K.: Phenix, 2009. – 160 pages.

Lyapko applicators were approved by means of carrying out medical tests (Kiev Medical Academy for Post-Graduate Education of P.L. Shchupik) the Protocol of 17.06.1999, complex researches (Crimea state medical university of I.S. Georgiyevsky, Ukrainian scientific research institute of medical aftertreatment and balneology),

Dissertation work "Efficiency of complex sanatorium aftertreatment of patients with traumatic illness of a spinal cord" (it was defended on 27.10.2011).

On materials of the thesis 15 works, including 7 articles, are published in the specialized scientific publications registered by VAK, results of work are introduced in practice of work of medical institutions: DP "Specialized Spinal Sanatorium of the Academician M.N. Burdenko" (Saky), MVS medical rehabilitational center "Burevestnik" of Ukraine (Yevpatoriya),  "Kiev regional hospital" (Kiev) etc.

Patents: about 80 patents in different countries, in particular in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Finland, Norway, France, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mexico, the Euroasian and Ukrainian patents are recieved.

Awards: more than 17 diplomas and awards, there is a diploma for a victory in a competition of 100 best goods of Ukraine (2010) and the Sign "Trust of Consumers" (2010)  among them.

The treatment technique with Lyapko application devices is included in manuals for students and teachers of higher educational institutions of physical aftertreatment, physical training and also for doctors and experts in sports medicine and  kinesiotherapy.



  • Murza V. P. Physical rehabilitation, it is recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Olan, Kiev 2004, chapter 9 "Nonconventional methods of treatment. A reflexotherapy method according to Lyapko N.G." pp. 321-350.
  • Murza V. P. Psychophysical rehabilitation, it is recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Olan, Kiev 2005, chapter 9 "Nonconventional methods of treatment. A reflexotherapy method according to Lyapko N.G." pp. 321-350.


  1. Lyapko N.G. Ways and mechanisms of action of Lyapko metalneedle //Newsletter of physiotherapy and balneology, 2005. - No. 2 – Pages 104-106.
  2. Lyapko N.G., Dzhuzha T. V., Lyapko-Arshinova Y.N. Mioskeletal pain – its prophylaxis and treatment with use of multineedle metal applicators.//Materials of a scientific and practical conference with the international participation "Reflexotherapy in Ukraine: experience and prospects" - Kiev, 2009. Pages – 101-104.
  3. Lyapko N.G., Lutskiy I.S. Lyapko applicators as a way of improvement of the population`s health.//Materials of 2 congresses of reflexologists of Ukraine, devoted to the 30th anniversary of service of reflexotherapy in Ukraine (with the international participation) – Kiev, 2007. – Pages 153 – 155.
  4. Lutskiy I.S., Lyapko N., Dzhuzha T. V., Goncharova Ya. A., the Lutskiy E. I. K To the question of aftertreatment and prophylaxis of myotonic  syndromes owing to working stress at drivers of locomotives and assistant drivers.// Collection of scientific works of employees of NMAPO by P.L. Shupika. Kiev – 2010, release 19, book 2. – Pages 500 - 507.
  5. Kaladze M. M., Lyapko M.G., Lutskiy І. Page, Fedorov S.M., Lyapko-Arshinova Yu.M. Aftertreatment of patients with traumatic illness of a spinal cord// Collection of scientific works of employees of NMAPO by P.L. Shupika. Kiev – 2010, release 19,  book 1 – Page 146 – 155.
  6. Kaladze N.N., Gorlov A.A., Lyapko N.G. Pathogenetic justification of a clinical use of multineedle metal Lyapko applicators //Newsletter of physiotherapy and balneology. - No. 2 – 2006. – Page 73 – 77.
  7. Gorlov A.A., Kaladze N.N., Lyapko N.G., Lyapko-Arshinova Yu.N., Obraztsova N.V. Influence of procedures with use of Lyapko applicators on level beta - endorphine in the patient's blood//newsletter of physiotherapy and balneology, EIRITs - 2. 2006, p. - 121-122.
  8. Kaladze N.N., Gorlov A.A., Lyapko N.G., Lyapko-Arshinova Yu.N. Condition of humoral immunity and its dynamics after  therapy with Lyapko applicators//Newsletter of  physiotherapy and balneology, EIRITs - 2. 2006, p. - 122.
  9. Kaladze N.N., Gorlov A.A., Lyapko N.G., Lyapko-Arshinova Yu.N., Obraztsova N.V. Dynamics of indicators of cellular immunity initiated by influence of procedures with use of Lyapko applicators.//Newsletter of  physiotherapy and balneology, EIRITs - 2. 2006, p. - 122.
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