Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) was developed by Dr. Gunn in the 70’s. The treatment utilizes acupuncture needles to treat acute and chronic pain usually of neuropathic origin. The needles penetrate deep within the muscle tissue which specifically targets injured muscles that have become shortened from injury. The goal is to release the pull of shortened muscles which decrease the pain the in area.
Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT)
Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT) is a dry needling technique to aid in the treatment and management of myofascial pain release. The dry needling technique is performed transversely to release the trigger point allowing the muscle to lengthen and thus decreasing spasm and pain.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
With Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Chinese believe in a Life Energy called Qi (pronounced chi) which is present in every living creature. This energy travels throughout the body in pathways called Meridians. If there is a disharmony in the body for example the Qi is not flowing or is at low levels, this causes pain and illness. Acupuncture harmonizes the body and restores the flow of Qi throughout the body.