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Commonly Asked Questions About
Frequency Specific Microcurrent

“Living matter is highly organized and exceedingly sensitive to the information conveyed by coherent signals… Each cell, tissue and organ has an ideal resonant frequency that coordinates its activities.” -James Oschman, PhD.

What is Microcurrent?
Micocurrent is a physical therapy modality that has been in use for over 15 years. Microcurrent is current in millionths of an amp. By comparison a TENS unit and most other electrotherapies produce milliamps, 1000 times greater. Your own cells make current in microamps.

How does it work?
Your body seems to use microcurrent energy to increase its own energy production. “Microcurrent increases the production of ATP, your own chemical energy, by up to 500%. It also increases protein synthesis by 70%, cell transportation by 40%, and waste production removal.

Why can’t I feel it?
The current is so low it does not stimulate sensory nerves.

Why does the doctor/therapist use the black
graphite/vinyl gloves?
The graphite gloves conduct the current from the machine to your body. The gloves allow the doctor/therapist to feel your muscles and put the current exactly where it is needed. We believe the shape of the gloves makes them a more effective and flexible way of delivering the current to the muscles, nerves and other tissue organs. When the current needs to go to a large area the gloves may be wrapped in a small, wet towel for better conductivity.

What are the pads for?
The pads are a more general way of delivering the current to your body. The pads deliver frequencies to your body that are believed to be good for your whole system, not just the muscles.

Why does the doctor/therapist change the frequencies on the machine?
We have observed that specific frequencies seem to do specific things to the muscles and other tissues. We can’t be certain exactly what the frequencies are doing because we haven’t done any biopsies but the tissue will suddenly soften and becomes less painful when a “correct” frequency is chosen. This softening and the pain relief that comes with it, seems to be long lasting and in many cases permanent.

How do the frequencies work?
We believe the frequencies work on the principle of biologic resonance. A singer can shatter a glass when the note resonates with the crystal structure of the glass. Microcurrent frequencies seem to be able to resonate with biologic tissue when the frequency is correct. Once the tissue is changed and stable, it seems to be able to stay in the new configuration with proper nutritional support.

Do the benefits last?
Every patient responds individually but the changes to the muscles seem to be long lasting. About 60-80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about four to seven days. Your muscles are used to being the way they are and may return to the old configuration if not treated again. Although patients have had permanent changes in one treatment, the average number of treatments depends on the complexity of the problem.

What are some conditions that can be
helped by using FSM?
Most acute and chronic inflammatory conditions in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and organs. Acute and chronic muscle and/or nerve injury and pain. Fibromyalgia. Scar tissue softening. Neuropathies. Gastrointestinal and liver support. Kidney and bladder support.

Is there any risk?
There is no record of any permanent harm being done to anyone treated with Frequency Specific Microcurrent. The current should not be used through the brain or during pregnancy. There have been two patients with spinal cord injuries who went from being numb to being hypersensitive after treatment. If you have a spinal cord injury or a disc bulge pressing on your spinal cord, be sure to tell your doctor/therapist. Patients with pressure on the cord seem to have the normal side effects of treatment greatly magnified. Be sure to tell your doctor/therapist if your reaction is very severe. All of these reactions to treatment have been temporary.

What are the side effects?
Microcurrent changes the muscle tissue, removing long stored waste products and increasing cellular metabolism so quickly that there is often a detoxification reaction after treatment. Some people have a similar reaction after a massage but the reaction after microcurrent is stronger because we do so much in such a short period of time. The side effects can include nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, a temporary increase in pain or a flu-like feeling. The side effects usually start about 90 minutes after treatment and may last from 4 to 48 hours. Not everyone has side effects.

What can I do about the side effects?
Your doctor/therapist may give you some supplements to help your liver detoxification pathways deal with the by-products from the muscles. You should drink at least two quarts of water in the two hours following muscle treatment. If you feel the side effects return, drink more water, take additional supplements and it should pass in about 20 minutes. Some treatment protocols do not produce a detoxification reaction.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please be sure to address them with me. I recommend you relax, drink your water, and enjoy the relief you can receive from this treatment.


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