Frequency Specific Micro Current is a type of therapy that has been around for quite some time. It was used early in the first half of the 20th century in the United States. Because of misunderstanding of it’s function, the Food and Drug Administration stopped its use. However, in Europe the use continued and was developed. As time went by, more understanding of the electromagnetic nature of physiology caused the modality to return to the United States again. The most common use of Frequency Specific Micro Current is a tens unit, which is used for nerve pain. The generator is set on the frequency of a pain active nerve. The electrodes are placed on the roots of that nerve and the machine is turned on and the pain is thereby stopped. Most people who watch sports have seen basketball players and football players who have electrodes placed under the uniforms and would put tens units to work during half time or when they have been taken out of the game for a few minutes.
This pain treatment is only one of the many things that FSM can be used for. Basically, the principles under which the therapy works is that it acts upon resonance. Every physiological function of the body, be it normal or abnormal, has a certain frequency or resonance. It is possible to dial micro current machines to the resonance of the anatomical part or physiological function and assist the body in its attempt to return to normalcy. A number of professional sports teams use micro current as do a number of different medical, chiropractic, osteopathic and naturopathic health centers.
Micro current is used to assist in healing and the prevention of pain. We have been using this micro current for 10 years. We find it to be very helpful for a wide variety of situations. An example of what can be done with micro current is the rehabilitation of the nervous system after concussion. Inflammation in specific body parts, muscles or organs can be treated by setting one of the channels on the frequency that is designated for the body part and the other channel set on the frequency that delineates the type of problem. Because of the resonance, co-operation between the therapist and the patient can also help determine what is wrong and what needs to be done. In short, Frequency Specific Micro Current is sub sensate in that other than resonance, mild vibration, pulsation or some heat the patient has no uncomfortable sensation.