Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin. Though IMS uses implements adopted from traditional Chinese Acupuncture but it is based on very scientific and neurophysiological principles.
Many people who suffer from chronic pain become frustrated and depressed when their doctors cannot help. Some by medication, massages even surgery and don’t find lasting relief.
Everyone must understand chronic pain can occur, even when there is no injury or inflammation. IMS is scientifically proven method of diagnosing and treating it.
The acupuncture needles used is very thin (much thinner than the hallow needle) used to inject medicine or take blood sample-you will not even feel it penetrating skin and if your muscles are normal. However, if your muscles are short and supersensitive you will feel a mild muscle cramp followed by wonderful feeling of relief and relaxation that gives the symptom relief.
Doctors have no problem in treating pain caused by injury (fracture) or inflammation (Rheumatoid Arthritis) – But when you have neuropathic pain and all test will show normal findings.
Tight muscles presses on and irritate the nerve. Releasing tight muscles, decompress the irritated nerve and that’s how IMS works. The super sensitivity and muscle shortening can be painful. Pain killer only mask the pain.
The effect of IMS’s is cumulative. Some patients treated with IMS have remained pain free over 20 years.
The client needs one or two treatments per week. The number of treatment it required depends on duration and extent of your condition. If the pain is recent, one treatment maybe all that is required.