Acupuncture is used to control pain and to treat other conditions such as allergies or addiction withdrawal. Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) involves the insertion of acupuncture type needles into the body where muscles have shortened or contracted, or at points where muscle meets nerve. It is problems at these points that are often at the root of long term pain. IMS treatments help release tension in muscles and have known to help reduce pain in patients.