Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is an electrical, therapeutic treatment modality providing current in millionths of an ampere (the same as a human), used to treat a wide array of conditions, including acute injuries, chronic pain, inflammation, stress and anxiety. FSM greatly increases the production of ATP which is used to transport energy to cells for biochemical processes, including muscle contraction and enzymatic metabolism. It also increases protein synthesis which is necessary for tissue repair. This dramatically increases the rate of wound healing while minimizing the production of scar tissue.
History of Microcurrent
Electromagnetic therapies were used by 50% of physicians in 1910. These therapies were nearly driven out of existence in the 1930’s by competitive influences that favored emerging pharmaceutical and technological advances. In 1995, Dr. Carolyn McMakin began using microcurrent in her practice. Impressed by the results achieved, she began clinical research and educating other healthcare professionals in FSM training seminars worldwide.
It is now widely use by healthcare practitioners who realize the benefits of a more natural healing modality that, in some cases, is actually more effective. It has become extremely popular with professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, NBA, as well as Tour de France cyclists and marathoners. It is even being used to treat race horses.
How Microcurrent Works
All matter is made of atoms. Negatively charged atomic particles called electrons vibrate and spin in orbits around the nucleus of atoms and, in doing so, produce electromagnetic energy. Because water is a conductor of electromagnetic energy and because the human body is approximately 70% water, people are susceptible to electromagnetic field changes. Each tissue and organ in the body has its own unique frequency, as do specific conditions and pathologies. Healthy tissues conduct a bioelectric current throughout the body that is altered in the presence of injury or disease. The abnormal vibration is not only determined by which tissue is afflicted (muscle, fascia, tendon, bone, etc.), but also by the type of condition (inflammation, injury, infection, stress, toxicity, etc.). Frequency Specific Microcurrent matches the frequencies of the tissue involved and the condition in order to neutralize the frequencies that are incorrect, and restore normal frequencies within the cells.
Some people may experience a dramatic change immediately after treatment, or in some cases, up to 24 hours later. The results and the duration of benefits vary from person to person and are longer lasting with each subsequent treatment. Though early intervention generally enhances favorable outcomes with FSM, good outcomes have also been observed when using FSM for longstanding symptoms, even when other treatments have failed. For acute injuries or surgeries, optimum results are achieved when treatment is done within a 4 hour window.
What You Can Expect During a Treatment
Microcurrent frequencies are delivered through electrode pads and moist towels placed on the area to be treated. The therapist may also use thin, graphite gloves allowing a hands-on approach to feel the response of the tissues and to target more specific areas. Massage and bodywork techniques may be applied at the same time as microcurrent. The use of microcurrent during a bodywork session greatly enhances the outcome by helping to release adhesions, soften tight muscles, release trigger points, reduce inflammation, treat joint pain, and the removal of cellular waste.
There is no discomfort during the treatment. The amount of current used in FSM is approximately the same level as what the cells in our body normally produce. Therefore, the sensory nerves are not stimulated so you do not feel a thing. Microcurrent delivers current in millionths of amperes (the same as human cells), allowing frequencies to resonate with the body’s energy. Other traditional electrotherapy devices, such as a TENS unit, deliver current at a much higher output and can cause muscle contraction.
FSM is FDA approved and safe for most anyone. It is not recommended for people with pacemakers or who are pregnant.
For optimum results you must be very well hydrated. We recommend that you drink 1-2 quarts (32-64 oz.) of water within 1-2 hours prior to your treatment. Please avoid applying any lotions, creams, oils, or perfumes before your appointment. Drinking water after your treatment is recommended to help flush out toxins that are being released from cells due to normal function being restored.
Proven Benefits of Frequency Specific Microcurrent
- Improves oxygenation and cellular repair
- Reduces inflammatory chemicals in tissues
- Increases feel-good endorphin levels
- Increases cell energy (ATP) levels by up to 500%
- Boosts protein synthesis by 70%, accelerating tissue repair
- Restores depleted adrenal function
- Repairs the regulation of nervous tissue
- Boosts immune function
- Accelerates healing of acute injuries up to 200%
Conditions for Which Others Have Reported Benefits with FSM
Achilles tendonitis – Adhesions –Allergies
Anti-aging Skin Care
Back pain – Bronchitis – Bursitis – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Concussion – Emotional Issues – Endometriosis
Fibromyalgia associated with cervical spine injury
Fibrosis – Fractures – Frozen Shoulder – Goiter – Gout
Herniated Discs – Interstitial Cystitis – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Joint Replacement – Kidney stone pain – Lymphedema –
Migraine headaches – Myofascial pain – Osteoarthritis
Neuroma – Neuromuscular pain and inflammation
Peripheral Neuropathy – Plantar Fasciitis – Post-herpetic Neuralgia
Post-surgical pain – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Restless Leg Syndrome – Rotator Cuff injuries
Scar Tissue – Sciatica – Shingles – Sinusitis –Skin (anti-aging)
Spinal disc pain – Sports injuries – Sprains/Strains
Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)
Tendon and ligament injury or pain – Tension headaches
Tennis Elbow – Whiplash – Wound healing
Rates | Microcurrent
Pricing varies depending upon treatment.
As a courtesy to other clients and the therapists, please give advance notice of at least 24 hours to cancel or reschedule an appointment. There will be a charge for missed appointments that are not cancelled within 24 hours.