Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy
FSM IS AN EMERGING METHOD FOR TREATING MANY PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
The technique is based on pairs of frequencies, low-level microcurrent and the principle of biological resonance. A pair of electrical frequencies are applied to particular places on the skin of a patient via moistened warm towels. These frequencies have to be precise and specific to the particular body tissue and pathology in order to create resonance and correct the imbalance.
FSM has emerged over the last decade as a reproducible treatment for various somatic and visceral conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, myofascial and neuropathic pain. It has become clear in recent years that it is also effective for the nervous system, adrenal and immune support, inflammatory and gastro-intestinal conditions.
FSM provides clinically verifiable relief from both somatic and visceral issues, and there is widespread acceptance that visceral dysfunctions can elevate somatic muscle tension. For example, flank muscle hypertonicity can arise secondary to renal dysfunction, and trigger points can be activated in acute appendicitis, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis. FSM, acupuncture and other energy medicine techniques document interactions between the epidermis and internal organs.
Relationships between somatic and visceral systems can be described in terms of chemistry (metabolic imbalances in the periphery might impact organ functions and vice versa); in terms of neurology, such as the convergence of visceral and somatic afferent nerves; in terms of structural or fascial relationships between peripheral structures and organs; in terms related to the endocrine system and lymphatic drainage (Chapman’s Points); and in terms of energetic pathways between the skin and internal organs, as theorized, for example, in acupuncture.
How does Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy work?
Each tissue in the body has its own specific electrical frequency, which may be disrupted by injury or disease. Specific frequencies Microcurrent applied to the affected area restores normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in pain, inflammation and function.
At the cellular level, microcurrent therapy stimulates a dramatic increase in ATP, the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body. It also raises protein synthesis, which is necessary for tissue repair and enhances blood flow.
What to expect during a typical treatment session?
When you undergo microcurrent therapy, you lie comfortably while electrodes are placed at strategic locations to direct the currents to the targeted tissues. Warm, moist towels are applied to facilitate electrical conduction. The therapist will sit by your side and where applicable will check the tissues and their response to the treatment.
A treatment course typically involves several sessions, and benefits accrue over time. Microcurrent therapy is safe and has no significant adverse effects. However, it is not recommended for patients who have pacemakers or are pregnant.