IMS & ACUPUNCTURE
"Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle
to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of
pain and movement impairments.
Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle,fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive
input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure
and function leading to improved activity and participation."
~ American Physical Therapy Association
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of pain of neuropathic origin, that will commonly lead to chronic muscle shortening in the body.
Treatment involves the insertion of acupuncture needles to the affected areas of the body (without injecting any substance). The target of the needles typically involves the tender muscle bands and near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive
Release Muscle Tension
Remove source of irritation
Treatments are usually once a week to allow your body the proper recovery time between sessions. The number of sessions you require is individualized based on your specific injury, the extent and duration of the injury, previous health ect.
Goal of IMS
Frequency of Treatment
Acupuncture & Electroacupuncture
Acupuncture orginated in Traditional Chinese Medicine but has been readily accepted as an alternative treatment method in western medicine. It stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing. Therapeutic effects include:
Improved body function