Medical Acupuncture /IMS / Dry Needling in Calgary

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Medical Acupuncture /IMS / Dry Needling in Calgary

Medical Acupuncture/ IMS / Dry Needling

A small and thin acupuncture needle is used to relax tight muscles and stimulate the healing of over-sensitive nerves.  It also helps stimulate the body to release its own natural painkillers.

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The Ascent Approach – Get Results with Calgary’s IMS And Dry Needling Experts

Our /Approach is to first get you out of pain quickly, we then help you gain mobility and control so you can move better, after that we focus on building injury resilience so you can stay active for the long term. 

We utilize medical acupuncture techniques, such as IMS therapy and dry needling, in our treatment toolbox to interrupt the inflammation and pain cycle around an injury to provide pain relief and kickstart the healing process.

Medical Acupuncture / IMS

Medical acupuncture involves insertion of solid needles at points based on the traditional Chinese approach as well as points that are anatomically and neurologically connected to your specific source of pain. Another major difference between the two forms of acupuncture is that the western approach may include manual needle stimulation (Intramuscular Stimulation or IMS) or electrical stimulation of the needles.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique similar to Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) therapy where an acupuncture needle is used to relax tight muscles and stimulate the healing of over sensitive nerves. It’s called “dry” because nothing is injected into the body. Our Calgary dry needling experts can help you!

What Does IMS Therapy, Dry Needling & Acupuncture Help With?

Medical Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists find IMS and Dry Needling therapy are effective in treating a number of disorders including:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Chronically tight or weak muscles
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular imbalances
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica


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