With its underpinnings in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points in the skin or muscles in order to facilitate the body’s natural healing processes.

At Sportswise, another more contemporary form of acupuncture, Intramuscular stimulation, or IMS, is available. Also referred to as Western Acupuncture or dry needling, IMS is used to reduce pain by releasing muscular trigger points, areas within muscles that have become contracted and shortened, and are often the cause of musculoskeletal pain.