Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), also known as “Dry Needling”, is a medical technique used to reduce muscle pain. It works by increasing blood flow, and pain-relieving hormone release, to the affected area. IMS is an effective and low risk treatment option, shown to relieve pain quickly!

How Does it Work?
IMS treatment begins with the insertion of acupuncture needles into trigger points of muscle pain. The needle creates tiny therapeutic injury, causing the muscle to grab onto the needle and cramp. This stimulation triggers endogenous hormone release to relax the tender spots. The small wound also increases blood supply to the affected area, relaxing the muscle and signaling the body to heal.

What can IMS be Used to Treat?

1. Tension related headaches and migraines
2. Muscle and tendon pain
3. Tennis elbow
4. Plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel
5. Impaired range of motion