Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Frequency specific Microcurrent

What is Frequency Specific Microcurrent

FSM is an emerging method for treating many pathological conditions.

A pair of frequencies of microampere- level electrical stimulation are applied to particular places on the skin of a patient via combinations of conductive graphite gloves, moistened towels or gel electrode patches.

FSM has emerged over the last decade as a reproducible treatment for various somatic and visceral conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and myofascial and neuropathic pain.

The technique is based on pairs of frequencies, low-level microcurrent amperage currents and the principle of biologic resonance.

FSM practitioners consistently observe a profound and easily palpable change in tissue texture within seconds of applying frequencies appropriate for a particular disorder. This “state change” can usually be detected anywhere on the body when one has found the correct frequencies and placements of the conductors (conductive graphite gloves, gloves wrapped in moist cloth, or gel electrode patches), provided the patient is hydrated. The softening is not superficial, as in the epidermal layer, but is in the deeper skeletal muscles.

FSM provides clinically verifiable relief from both somatic and visceral issues, and there is still 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 rises protein synthesis, which is necessary for tissue repair. The subsequent enhancement in blood flow and decrease in inflammation leads to reduction in pain and muscle spasms, as well as increased range of motion.

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.

Unlike the more familiar TENS units, which also use electrical currents to relieve pain, microcurrents therapy uses very low level electrical current that is not detectable by the person treated.

The therapist will sit at the side of you 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.

Which Medical Conditions can be treated with a Frequency Specific Microcurrent?


Diabetic ulcers




Neck and back pain

Myofascial pain



Sciatica and any other nerve pain

Slow-healing wounds

Sports injuries

Tendon and ligament pain

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