IMS in Burnaby
What is Acupuncture/IMS?
In acupuncture, the nerves in the skin and muscles are stimulated by the penetration of thin, metallic, solid needles at anatomic points also known as acupuncture points or acupoints and this produces a wide variety of effects. One of these effects is to cause the system to increase the release of natural painkillers. These natural painkillers, endorphin and serotonin, are released in the pain pathway of the brain and the spinal cord causing the pain signals to be modified and ultimately reduced.
How does it work?
IMS is a relatively new technique developed within the last 30 years or so. It involves the use of an acupuncture needle but instead of “sitting still” the needle is manipulated by the therapist within the tight muscle(s). The effect can be fairly dramatic and immediate in releasing chronic muscle shortening and improving range of motion. When combined with manual therapy and exercise (which is how we do it), the combination of techniques are quite effective for restoring pain-free range of motion.
What are the consequences of IMS?
The effects of IMS are cumulative. every needling consultation stimulates a positive amount of healing until subsequently the condition can extra fully recover and pain dissipates as muscle tissue loosen. it is often a success in breaking the persistent cycle of ache because it permits accurate analysis of muscle shortening in deep muscle mass. It provides lasting alleviation and has few side results.
Access IMS treatment today
If you think you’ve got a situation where IMS may help, call Performax Health Group in Burnaby to make an appointment. We will assess and provide you with recommendations on the method for your treatment. We will also be able to answer any questions that you may have.