What is IMS acupuncture?
Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a form of acupuncture also known as medical acupuncture or dry needling. It uses acupuncture needles to help with myofascial pain conditions that are caused by nerve dysfunction. IMS treatment is based on the anatomy and neurology of the body. It should not be confused with traditional acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine and uses predetermined acupuncture points.
How can IMS acupuncture help?
IMS aims to ease nerve irritation and relax muscle tension and spasm, and so allow the body to recover normal, pain-free function. It can help with problems such as tennis elbow, achilles tendonitis, sciatica, neck and shoulder stiffness.
How does IMS work?
Intramuscular stimulation is a system of examination and treatment of myofascial pain conditions generated by nerve dysfunction. This can lead to muscle spasm, hyper-irritability and pain, and can also cause thickening of the tendons which attach muscle to bone.