Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a scientifically proven and effective method for treating chronic pain. Based on neurophysiological principles, IMS involves the insertion of thin needles adapted from traditional acupuncture into muscles that are tight or holding excess tension. The muscle grabs the needle or twitches and then relaxes fully which releases tension and pain and allows a window of opportunity for retraining movement patterns. At Synergy we use IMS in an integrated way to release excessively tight or tense muscles that block you from learning how to use your muscles differently. In this way we treat your pain and teach you new movement strategies so your muscles don’t continue to develop excessive tension and pain. For more information go to www.istop.org.