Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) is a technique for treating pain, by using low-level electrical current. The current is delivered to certain parts of the body in an attempt to relieve the pain and inflammation.
A frequency is the rate at which a sound wave or electronic pulse is produced. This measurement is registered in hertz (Hz). In using FSM to treat pain, it’s been found that various frequencies can be used to potentially reduce inflammation (swelling), repair tissue, and reduce pain.
FSM is applied to the body with a device that deliveres a mild current. Microcurrent is an extremely mild electrical current (one millionth of an ampere). The human body actually produces its own current within each cell. In FSM, depending on the tissue involved, specific frequencies are selected to encourage natural healing of the body and to reduce pain. Frequencies have been identified for nearly every type of tissue in the body.
One of the ways FSM works is by potentially increasing the production of the substance ATP in injured tissues. ATP is the major source of energy for all cellular reactions in the body. Because treatment with FSM can increase ATP production by as much as 500% in damaged tissues, this may help with the recovery process. Depending on the condition, treatment with FSM can ‘loosen’ or soften the muscles, which can help relieve pain, inflammation and/or stiffness.
FSM is most often used to treat pain, especially nerve and muscle pain, inflammation and scar tissue.
As a result, a range of conditions can be treated with microcurrent, including: fibromyalgia, tendinopathy, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, acute and chronic neuropathic pain, arthritis, disc injuries, sports injuries, inflammation, etc.
At least three FSM sessions are needed to increase the outcome of the treatment. FSM is often provided in conjunction with Remedial Massage Therapies.
There are currently 150 therapists in Australia and New Zealand who are using Frequency Specific Microcurrent, and Pauline (Polly) is one of them. So, please feel free to give Polly a call to discuss whether Microcurrent would be useful for you, and what the expected treatment costs would be.