Frequency Specific Microcurrent (or FSM) is a non-invasive and painless, low-level electro-medical therapy. FSM has been found to accelerate healing by potentially increasing the production of the substance ATP in injured tissues by as much as 500%! While awaiting biopsy research on FSM therapy, clinicians frequently observe reduced painful trigger points and softening of scars.
Each of our cells has an ideal specific resonant frequency. When your body experiences an injury, trauma, stress, or increased inflammation, the regular resonant frequency of that tissue changes, and we experience symptoms of pain or dysfunction in the body. Frequency Specific Microcurrent (or FSM) works on the principle of biologic resonance. Specific carrier frequencies with microcurrent improve the healing of muscles, discs, ligaments, tendon, fascia, and bone.
The goal of Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy is to return the tissue to its regular frequency. As your trained FSM chiropractor, I will help determine if Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy is the right fit for your condition. Get excellent results today by integrating FSM as part of your overall chiropractic care experience.
FAQ for Frequency Specific Microcurrent
After your initial consultation, we will be able to design a treatment program for your condition. You will be lying on a treament table during the treatement. The doctor will place a moistened towel over the neck, back, knees, or feet to allow proper conduction of the current.
Although patients have had long term changes in one treatment, the average number of visits needed depends on the complexity of the problem. We recommend 6 visits as a minimum per condition.
I am glad you asked! After your medical doctor treats your injury, we use FSM to reduce swelling and healing period. Results are even better if treatment occurs within the first 4 hours of injury.
Drink at least 1 Liter of filtered water before and during the day or treatment.
Plan to stay between 30 to 60 minutes per visit.
Bring a change of clothes if you plan to go elsewhere as the moist towel will likely wet some portion of your clothing.
You can still use your mobile phones during the session. Many will take the opportunity for a quick nap.
While being very useful for a wide variety of conditions, FSM has an excellent safety track record. It applies only about a thousandth of the strength used in TENS. In other words, you cannot feel the current. The voltage of the FSM is similar in strength to that produced by the cells.
There is no known risk. The side effects mentioned below are thought to be brought about by the body's way of removing long-stored waste products, similar to the side effects of massage.
Though RARE, side effects can last for 4 to 24 hours, and can include:
• Occasionally an increase in pain
• Euphoric feeling due to the increased endorphins
• Achilles tendonitis
• Acute (sudden) and chronic (long-term) musculoskeletal injuries
• Acute and chronic neuropathic (nerve) pain
• Back pain
• Chronic fracture and bone pain
• Disc injuries/disc and facet related pain
• Carpal Tunnel syndrome
• Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
• Diabetic neuropathy
• Fibromyalgia associated with a cervical spine injury
• Fractures (Slow Healing Fractures)
• Frozen shoulder / Shoulder Pain
• Headaches /Migraine
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Kidney stone pain
• Lymphedema / Swelling or Water Retention in Hands or Legs
• Migraine headaches
• Myofascial pain
• Neck Pain
• Neuromuscular pain and inflammation
• Neuromas (overgrowth and scarring to a nerve after an injury)
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Post-herpetic Neuralgia
• Post-surgical pain
• Plantar fasciitis (pain in the heel and foot)
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
• Scar tissue
• Kidney stones
• Spinal Disc Pain
• Sports injuries
• Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
• Torticollis (the head tilts to one side)
• Tendon and ligament injury or pain
• Tendinopathy (inflammation and swelling of the tendon)
• Tension headaches
• Tennis elbow
• Viscerally-referred pain (Pain originated from organs)
While Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) works by blocking the pain signals temporarily, FSM works on a whole different level.