What is microcurrent
is a physical therapy modality that provides frequency to the body at 1/1000th
of 1/1000th of an amp, or a millionth of an amp, the level at which the cells in
your body produce energy. The
current level is so low that patients often do not feel it as it does not
stimulate sensory nerves, however it can be very effective precisely because of
this low level of current.
Why is the microcurrent
belief is that the Microcurrent is able to provide your cells, tissues and
organs with the appropriate frequencies that they require to function optimally.
Microcurrent increases the production of ATP the primary fuel source
for all your cells by up to 500%. This
allows the cells to function more optimally, increases protein synthesis and
enhances waste removal. When ATP is
increased your cells are better able
to perform all of their necessary functions.
the frequency delivered to the body?
a Microcurrent treatment will involve the use of either pads or graphite gloves.
The pads allow the currents to be delivered to the entire body and are
used for general healing support. The
graphite gloves are used to deliver frequencies to specific muscles and allow
the doctor to feel the muscle tissue and the changes that may occur during
treatments. Occasionally a pad and
glove combination may be used during a single treatment.
the frequencies work?
believe the frequencies are effective due to the principle of biological
resonance. Microcurrent frequencies
seem to resonate with biological tissue and change the structure of the tissue
when the frequency is correct. Once
the tissue is changed and stable it seems to be able to maintain its new
long do the benefits last?
person is different and will respond to treatment in their unique way.
Effects will vary depending on how long someone has had a condition and
to what degree they are working on their overall health.
Many patients experience some change after the initial treatment and
often will retain 50 80% of the changes until the next treatment, about 4
7 days. The treatments are
cumulative and ultimately the goal is to discontinue treatment once the function
is restored to an optimal level.
there any side effects?
Microcurrent changes the muscle tissue, removing long stored waste products and
increasing cellular metabolism so quickly there is often a detoxification
reaction after treatment. The side
effects of this detox can include nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, a temporary
increase in pain, and a flu-like feeling. The side effects may start following
treatment and last from 4 24 hours. If
you do experience side effects there are some gentle homeopathic and botanical
remedies that can aid in this process. Increased
water intake is always encouraged as it will aid in the bodys detoxification
there any contraindications?
no record of a patient suffering permanent harm due to treatment with Frequency
Specific Microcurrent. Microcurrent
may not be used over a pregnant uterus or across the brain and may on occasion
aggravate a spinal cord injury or patient with a disc bulge.
Otherwise, anyone may benefit from treatment.
often and for how long is treatment recommended?
will depend on the specific condition being treated, however, typically
30-minute treatments once a week for 4 6 weeks is an initial treatment
timeframe. Occasionally, only a few
treatments are required to produce long-term results.
Each case is evaluated individually.