Sometimes we need a jab to get moving. Literally.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and Trigger Point Dry Needling are treatments that use acupuncture needles to address problems with nerves and muscles.
When nerves are injured or irritated, they become supersensitive, and the muscles they supply become shortened and tight. Dr. Chan Gunn, from Vancouver, found that by inserting an acupuncture needle into the tender muscle, the muscle will contract, and then relax or lengthen. This decreases compression on the nerve, and voilà, less pain.
Not just anybody can perform this treatment. Lisa, our certified Gunn IMS practitioner has been trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain. After a thorough medical history and physical exam, she’ll be able to determine if IMS is an appropriate treatment for you.
Trigger Point Dry Needling creates changes to muscles and connective tissue (fascia) near the needled areas. It also stimulates nerves to help release the body’s own painkillers. Mary is certified in Dry Needling.
Are you interested in trying IMS or TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING administered by our certified practitioners? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at email@example.com.