5 Health Benefits of Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy
MAY 2023 | Dr. Ashley Southern
What is Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)?
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) therapy is a non-invasive energy treatment that uses low-level electrical currents to help improve cellular function, promote healing, and support pain relief within the body.
Depending on symptoms and the condition being treated, these currents can be administered at various frequencies and applied directly to specific areas of the body using moistened towels, conductive gloves, or gel electrode patches.
FSM is highly effective at treating a wide variety of conditions associated with chronic and acute pain, inflammation, and nerve-related disorders, including (but not limited to):
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
- Myofascial pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel
How Does Frequency Specific Microcurrent Work?
Frequency Specific Microcurrent devices deliver electric currents so small that they are approximately one millionth of an amp; these low current dosages not only make FSM treatments safe and typically painless, but also hold the key to their effectiveness. Every cell in our body communicates with other cells via electric frequencies – we are therefore energetic beings, especially at the cellular level. All vital functions our cells perform, including converting nutrients into energy and producing ATP, generate their own micro electric frequencies.
When the body experiences injury, trauma, stress, or inflammation, the homeostatic resonant frequency naturally produced by the cells is altered. FSM works to return these innate resonant frequencies back to normal. The frequencies used in FSM treatments mimic those naturally produced by the body, and in doing so gives our cells the energetic communication they need to boost functionality, improve tissue regeneration, and encourage our body’s innate healing processes.
Health Benefits of Frequency Specific Microcurrent
FSM has quickly proven to be a highly effective treatment with a long and varied list of health benefits. Different energetic frequencies resonate with different cellular functions, which is why FSM is so effective at supporting so many different symptoms and conditions. This article will focus on five fundamental benefits that can help improve the foundational function and health within the body, which can improve the overall quality of life.
1. Provides Pain Relief
One of the most well-known benefits of Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy is its ability to provide effective pain relief. Studies show FSM is highly effective in reducing both acute and chronic pain. The electrical currents delivered during treatment help to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and promote the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
In cases of chronic pain, research shows that FSM can reduce pain intensity by up to 50%. This makes FSM an effective treatment that can be used to treat chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and back pain. It has also been used with great success to reduce acute pain caused by injury or surgery while speeding up healing and recovery times. In cases of acute pain, FSM has been seen to accelerate the rate of healing by up to 200%.
2. Improves Circulation
FSM can help improve circulation in injured areas by increasing blood flow to the affected tissues. Increased blood flow delivers more oxygen and vital nutrients to the cells, which can promote healing, improve nerve signalling, and reduce inflammation that impede proper circulation throughout the body.
Improved circulation can also help to reduce muscle tension by encouraging relaxation in the muscles. Optimizing circulatory health is key for supporting cardiovascular health, brain health, energy levels, and overall bodily function.
3. Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation is a natural physical response to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of health problems, including arthritis and heart disease. Frequency Specific Microcurrent can help to reduce inflammation by promoting the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines and other inflammatory responses.
Studies show that FSM reduced inflammation markers by an average of 25% in patients with chronic inflammation. This shows that FSM can be a particularly beneficial treatment for conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, and carpal tunnel.
4. Improves Nerve Function
FSM can improve nerve function and reduce nerve-related pain. The electrical microcurrents delivered during treatment can reduce nerve irritation, promote nerve regeneration, improve nerve signalling, and increase nerve conductivity.
This can be particularly beneficial for supporting symptoms associated with nerve-related dysfunction, including neuropathy and sciatica. Specific frequencies have also been seen to stimulate the peripheral motor nerve system, which helps to improve communication and nerve signalling between the brain and the body.
5. Reduces Muscle Tension
Frequency Specific Microcurrent is an effective therapy in relieving muscle spasms and reducing muscle tension. Because FSM can get into the cellular level of the muscles, it is able to target tension at the source of dysfunction more effectively than other manual therapies. Muscle and tissue softening occurs at the level of deeper, skeletal muscles, which many manual therapies like massage are not able to access.
Studies show that FSM can help to promote relaxation by reducing muscle tension and muscle spasms by an average of 30%. The electrical currents delivered during the therapy can help to stimulate the muscles and promote the release of tension.
During treatments, muscles and tissues throughout the body can be seen to relax and soften almost immediately once the frequencies are applied. This can be particularly beneficial for muscle spasms, tension headaches, frozen shoulder, and TMJ disorders.
FSM has also been seen to improve range of motion, sleep quality and reduce symptoms associated with anxiety and depression, which can also help to alleviate muscle tension throughout the body.
Closing Thoughts on FSM
FSM is a non-invasive, safe, and highly effective therapy that can provide numerous health benefits. It is rarely contraindicated and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions and can provide pain relief, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, improve nerve function, and reduce muscle tension. If you are considering FSM as a treatment option, don’t hesitate to book your free FSM consultation with one of our qualified healthcare professional today to discuss whether Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy is right for you!