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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2009;4(1):1-4.
Published online January 30, 2009.
Past, present and future of IMS
Kang Ahn
Chronic Pain Institute, CHA Hospital, Medical School of CHA University, Seoul, Korea. kangahn2003@gmail.com
Abstract
IMS is more than a needling technique. It has a background
based on physiology, and needling depends upon a detailed knowledge of anatomy. The rationale conforms to Canon's law of denervation supersensitivity. Thus, IMS is a theoretical model that has the support of western physiologists. IMS worked by desensitizing supersensitive body segments. Therefore the technique needs detailed physical examination on segmental innervation area and needling skill to find accurate needling point. IMNS (Interventional Microadhesiolysis and Nerve Stimulation) works for hypersensitive joint soft tissue and FIMS (Fluoroscopy guided Interventional Microadhesiolysis and nerve Stimulation) works for hypersensitive nerve root, whereas classical IMS works for nerve stimulation due to muscle needling. In the future, we can adopt these techniques for brain disease according by Canon's law.
Key Words: Canon's law, IMS
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