Saskatoon INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION

Advanced Dry Needling & Electrotherapy Acupuncture Wtih Dr. Xin Zhong

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique that Dr. Xin Zhong CMD, D.Acu has certification in. It is often used to 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, in order to stimulate healing. This is also often referred to, or known as, dry needling.

Dr. Xin Zhong may use this and other treatments based on his assessment and your concerns. 

Dry Needling Vs. Acupuncture

What is the difference between Dry Needling & Acupuncture?

The base philosophy and teachings are different but the actual treatment is very similar.  A Needle is used to penetrate the skin to the muscle where the issue is.

While many practitioners have short add on Dry Needling courses as it is very trending in our healthcare system - Dr. Xin Zhong has years of training making his assessment and treatment effective and accurate. 

What Can Dry Needling Treat?

Trigger point dry needling is used to manage discomfort and to stimulate muscle function. With a highly skilled manual therapist like Dr. Xin Zhong these treatments can have very good results that last a long time.

  • Neck pain

  • Back pain

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Pelvic pain

  • Myofascial pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic pain

  • Movement disorders

  • Muscle strains and sprains

Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions of skeletal muscles, fascia, and connective tissues. It reduces or restores impairments of movements, of function, and body structures. 

Electro Acupuncture & Dry Needling Saskatoon

ELECTROTHERAPY

Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. In medicine, the term electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments, including the use of electrical devices, such as a tens machine. The term has also been applied specifically to the use of electric current to speed wound healing.

Health issues that can be treated

  • Referred Pain

  • Chronic Pain

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Swelling

  • Nervous System Disorders

  • Chronic Health Conditions

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