Frequency Specific Microcurrent
At Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is an FDA-approved therapy used to treat many clinical conditions including nerve and muscle pain, inflammation, and scar tissue. It uses a low-level electrical current. The amount of current used is one-millionth of an ampere, which is analogous to the current produced within human cells. The frequency, or the rate at which the electronic pulse is produced, can be altered to affect different tissues as well as different conditions.
How Long Has FSM Been Used?
Microcurrent technology was used successfully in the 1920’s to treat numerous ailments, but it became somewhat lost in modern medicine. The use of microcurrent was revived in the 1980’s and is currently being used by medical doctors as well as dental surgeons, chiropractors, and physical therapists. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic has several licensed physical therapists and doctors using FSM in their practice.
FSM has become extremely popular over the last decade with professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, and NBA, as well as Tour de France cyclists and marathon runners due to its acceleration of healing time and significant reduction of muscle soreness.
How Does FSM Work?
FSM works by changing cell signaling. The frequencies change cell membrane receptor configuration back to the normal state. Frequency Specific Microcurrent works by increasing the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is the main source of energy for all cellular reactions in your body. Because treatment with FSM can increase the amount of ATP in your damaged cells by as much as 500%, the increase in cellular energy can help with your recovery.
Microcurrent has also been shown to reduce the cytokines that cause inflammation as well as increase Substance P, which reduces pain. It can also restore cell function by changing epigenetic expression. The water in cells is structured as a semiconductor gel that conducts both current and information. When the frequencies change genetic expression, the cell changes its state. FSM frequencies act like a key fog that opens the specific lock with a specific unique signal.
Application and Treatment
During your FSM treatment, we will first set the frequencies that are going to be used for your condition. The current is applied with skin patches or a pulsed electromagnetic field converter. It is very important that you are well-hydrated before your FSM treatment. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids leading up to your appointment. Patients who are dehydrated cannot benefit from FSM. Every patient is advised to drink at least 1 quart of water in the two hours before treatment. People who are chronically dehydrated may need more water for treatment to be effective.
Side Effects of FSM
The side effects of FSM treatments are usually very rare and mild. They may include nausea and drowsiness. People who should not receive FSM treatment include those who have pacemakers, implanted pumps, uncontrolled seizures, and women who are pregnant. In addition, notify your doctor if you have an acute infection, new scar tissue (within 6 weeks), and acute fractures.
Conditions that FSM Can Help
FSM is especially good at treating nerve and muscle pain, inflammation, and scar tissue. It works well for lower back pain, upper back pain, neck pain due to all causes, sports injuries, bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, and even fibromyalgia.
Some other clinical problems where FSM can be helpful include:
ENT: allergies, sinus problems
Respiratory: bronchitis, asthma, COPD
GI: colitis, irritable bowel syndrome
Gynecological: endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic pain
Urological: kidney stones
Neurological: shingles, post-herpetic neuralgia, neurogenic pain
Lower extremity: plantar fasciitis, diabetic neuropathy
Wound healing, burns and scars, post-operative care