Acupuncture has been used in China to relieve pain for more than 5,000 years. The Chinese believe that health is determined by a balanced flow of chi, pronounced Kuy, which is the vital life energy that exists in all living organisms. The most common use of acupuncture in modern times is for back, joint and muscle pain relief.
Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is an acupuncture technique that is very effective for relaxing overactive muscles. To put it simply, we needle a muscle’s trigger points without injecting any substance and this relieves pain from those muscles by clearing their trigger points.