Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) is a method for alleviating pain through the application of low-level electrical current. This current is targeted to specific areas of the body to alleviate pain.
Frequency refers to the rate at which a sound wave or electronic pulse is generated, measured in hertz (Hz). In FSM treatment, different frequencies can be utilized to potentially reduce inflammation, repair tissue, and decrease pain.
How do Frequency-Specific Microcurrent treatments work?
Frequency-Specific Microcurrent (FSM) works by delivering a low-level electrical current to specific parts of the body using a special device. The electrical current used in this treatment is extremely mild and safe, as it is only one millionth of an ampere, which is similar to the current produced naturally within cells.
Healthcare providers select specific frequencies for the treatment based on the type of tissue involved, aiming to promote natural healing and pain relief. There are frequencies for different types of tissues in the body.
FSM works by potentially increasing the production of Adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP), a substance inside injured tissues that serves as the major source of energy for cellular reactions. FSM can increase the amount of ATP created in damaged cells by up to 500%, aiding in recovery. Additionally, depending on the condition, FSM treatment can loosen or soften muscles, reducing pain and stiffness.
Conditions that Frequency-Specific Microcurrent treatments can help
Shingles, burns, kidney stones, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, disc injuries, fibromyalgia, diabetes-related neuropathy, neuromas (overgrowth and scarring to a nerve after an injury), tendinopathy (inflammation and/or swelling of the tendon), acute (sudden) and chronic (long-term) musculoskeletal injuries, acute and chronic neuropathic (nerve) pain, chronic fracture and bone pain, arthritis, torticollis (the head is tilted to one side), disc injuries/discogenic- and facet-based pain, visceral-referred pain, concussions, headaches, plantar fasciitis (pain in the heel and foot), sports injuries, and wounds.