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Frequency Specific Microcurrent is a relatively new type of treatment that is FDA approved for treating pain. Microcurrent uses extremely low levels of electrical current to stimulate specific tissues in the body to create beneficial changes and for your overall health.
In research studies, microcurrent has been shown to increase the energy production at the cellular level of body tissues. Research also shows that microcurrent aids in waste product removal from the cells, helping them to remain healthier in order to function optimally.
Demonstrated effects on clients include decreased inflammation, decreased nerve, muscle and shingles pain, as well as, improved circulation, improved range of motion, improved appearance/mobility of scar tissue and a neuro-protective effect for tissues.
WHAT IS FSM AND WHY IS IT SO UNIQUE?
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a revolutionary therapy that dramatically increases the body’s ability to heal and repair itself. FSM can safely and effectively increase the rate of healing by up to 5 times.
Every function in the human body is electrically based. The electricity made inside your cells provides the power for your body. When microcurrent is applied to the body at a specific frequency, it can have positive effects on the condition of tissues and organs. FSM can help the body recuperate, promote pain relief, relax muscles, dissolve scar tissue and improve healing, all at accelerated rates.
FSM is painless; in fact, you cannot even feel it. FSM provides electric current in the millionth of an ampere, which is below the stimulation threshold of sensory nerves. (Your own cells generate a current in the microamp range.) Although, when probe Microcurrent is applied, there is frequently a “needle sensation” associated with the treatment. The intensity of this tends to be related to the amount of trauma or inflammation in the tissues.
HOW DOES FSM WORK?
FSM works by changing cell signaling. The frequencies change cell membrane receptor configuration back to a normal state and restore cell function and structure by changing epigenetic expression. The water in cells is structured as a semiconductor gel and conducts both current and information. When the frequencies act like the key that opens one specific lock with a specific unique signal.
WHAT ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT FSM?
• Increases ATP (the body’s own chemical energy) production by up to 500%
• Reduces inflammation by 60% • Increases protein synthesis by 70%
• Increases amino acid transport up to 40% • Remodels and transforms scar tissue
• Increases “feel good” beta-endorphin levels
• Helps restore depleted adrenal function
• Reduces fracture repair time by up to 50%
• Enhances immune function
• Enhances neuromuscular recovery rate
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?
• Decreased pain
• Increased rate of healing
• Increased range of motion
• Decreased swelling
• Decreased “downtime”
HOW DO THE FREQUENCIES WORK?
Early research supports that FSM works on the principle of biologic resonance. A singer can shatter glass when the note resonates with the crystal structure of the glass. Microcurrent frequencies seem to be able to resonate with the biologic tissue when the correct Frequency is applied. Each cell has an ideal resonant frequency. When your body experiences any type of injury, trauma, stress or increased inflammation, the normal resonant frequency of that tissue is altered. The desired effect of FSM is to return the tissue back to its normal frequency.
FSM frequencies address a wide variety of physical conditions, reduce pain, and improve function.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE EFFECTIVELY TREATED WITH FSM?
• Sports injuries
• Low back and neck pain
• Nerve/muscle pain/neuropathy
• Fibromyalgia/trigger points
• Tennis elbow
• Back pain
• Surgical scars/residual pain
• Shingles pain—acute and/or chronic
• Carpal tunnel pain
• Spinal cord injuries (incomplete)
• Brain injuries/concussions
• Balance issues
HOW LONG DO THE BENEFITS LAST?
Every patient responds individually but the changes to the muscle seem to be long-lasting. About 60-80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about 4-7 days. Your muscles are often 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.
Treatments also need to be supported by appropriate lifestyle changes. (i.e., if the problem is chronic trigger points due to poor posture, FSM will help treat the trigger points. However, if the postural issues are not addressed the problem will likely recur.)
WHO CANNOT USE FSM?
Those who are pregnant, have cancer or have a pacemaker/defibrillator cannot use FSM. If you have seizures, now or in the past, you need to let your therapist know in advance.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS?
There are no known risks to either the patient or the practitioner as long as the FSM unit is used correctly. Side effects may occur in some, but not all patients. The side effects are related to a detoxification reaction brought about by increased cellular metabolism and the removal of long-stored waste products, similar to the side effects of massage. Any side effects usually start 90 minutes after a treatment and may last for 4 to 24 hours, and can include:
*Occasionally an increase in pain
*Euphoric feeling due to the increased endorphins (natural hormones released in the body to help with pain- nature’s morphine)
“The pain in my hip before I came to Pathways was constant – sometimes worse than others. Walking, climbing stairs and dancing were painful at times. Now I can move more freely without any problem. Also, I had a spot in my neck that was always painful (and headaches). I did deep massage weekly. Now I do not feel like I even need massage. I am very happy with my results. Overall, I have seen 95% improvement since beginning Physical Therapy with Cindy.”