ACUPUNCTURE AND INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION

ACUPUNCTURE AND INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION


 

Restore Your Physiological Function

Originating in China thousands of years ago, acupuncture involves the insertion of single-use, sterilized needles into specific areas of the body. It targets meridian points along the body to promote proper blood flow and chi. The needles are inserted for 15-20 minutes and electrotherapy may be used in conjunction. Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) can help release or lengthen muscles that are causing chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain. Very fine needles (the same ones used in acupuncture) are inserted directly into the affected muscle to cause a muscle twitch, in order to stimulate healing. This is also known as “dry needling”. 

Acupuncture or IMS can often aide in treating pain stemming from:

  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis

We have who physiotherapists are certified to deliver acupuncture or IMS services to our patients at both of our locations. Please note that as our acupuncture services are provided by registered physiotherapists, they will be billed as a physiotherapy service.

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