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What is Microcurrent? 
Microcurrent is measured 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 micro amps

What is MicroCurrent Therapy?
MicroCurrent Therapy commonly referred as MENS (Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation) is a form of electric medicine used to naturally and safely stimulate cell growth, renewal and healing. It uses extremely low amounts of electricity measured in millionths of an Amp that most people can hardly feel. Practitioners of microcurrent therapy introduce a mild electrical current into an area of damaged soft tissue. The introduced current  enhances the healing process underway in that same tissue. The current is applied using electrodes that have been either moistened or coated with a gel.

How do the frequencies work?
The frequencies appear to 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 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 stay in the new configuration

Will I feel anything?
Microcurrent is sub sensory and cannot be felt while it is being delivered because there is not enough current to stimulate the sensory receptors

Are there any side effects?
Microcurrent changes muscle tissue, softens scar tissue, and increases circulation with the effect of 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 so much is accomplished in such a short period of time. The side effects can include nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, or 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 24 hours. Not everyone has side effects. Some people increase range of motion and physical activity so much that they have temporary symptoms in muscles and joints near the treated area. There have been no lasting adverse reactions reported. FSM (Frequency Specific Current) has a history of being very safe.


What can one do about the side effects?
Liver detoxification pathways deal with the by-products from the muscles.  Not only should you be well hydrated with water before FSM, you should drink at least two quarts of purified or distilled water in the two hours following FSM.  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 detox reaction.

What is the difference between the microcurrent and a laser?
Microcurrent provides electrons and in published studies increases ATP production in cells. Lasers provide photons. I am not aware of any research suggesting that laser treatment increases ATP production. Lasers oscillate at set frequencies and provide beneficial results. They are doing it by some other method than frequency specific resonance and ATP enhancement.

What is the difference between microcurrent and ultra sound?
Ultra sound creates ultrasonic vibrations and creates heat by vibrating the water molecules in the tissue. It does not provide current nor does it change ATP status. It provides beneficial results it is just completely different than microcurrent.


How does micro current compare with a TENS unit?
Common Tens units are usually milliamperage devices that may interfere with the healing process. Micro-current is lower
amperage that has been scientifically proven to both alleviate pain and facilitate faster healing. More...

Is MicroCurrent Stimulation FDA approved?
MicroCurrent Stimulation (MCS) is an enhanced adaptation of a FDA approved therapy used by anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and rehabilitative specialists to promote the healing of wounds and transplanted tissues as well as to treat pain.
Microcurrent Stimulation Therapy is considered an "off label" or "experimental" use of an FDA approved medical device. Off label usage of FDA devices and drugs are commonly practiced by doctors to allow them to use treatment in a manner they feel most beneficial to their patients
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