IMS stands for Intramuscular stimulation. We usually refer to it as a form of dry needling. Dry needling is simply a term, an umbrella term that refers to different forms of needling, which does not involve injecting anything. We use thin filament acupuncture type needles to identify contracted muscle bands. Which usually are a result of what's referred to as neuropathy or I like to think of it as a hyperactive nervous system.
Intramuscular stimulation, otherwise known as IMS, is a technique where we use an acupuncture needle to help release a tight muscle in the body.
If we determine the tight muscles is causing restriction at a given joint, then we can use IMS to help relieve the muscular tightness and then the joint will move better.
This video demonstrates how IMS, or intramuscular stimulation, can help to release tightness and pain in the shoulder area and rotator cuff.
IMS, or Intramuscular Stimulation, is an excellent technique for releasing tight muscles in the neck. This helps to alleviate neck pain, stiffness, headaches pain and pain associated with whiplash or motor vehicle accidents.
Do you have tight muscles that cause pain or limit your mobility? Try IMS, or Intramuscular stimulation, to help release them and get you on track with better health, less pain, and better function.