FHN Complementary Medicine Monthly Newsletter January 2005
NOT ALL CURRENT IS THE SAME –Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Most of you who have been to physical therapy or a chiropractor have experienced the use of electric current in one form or another. Bioelectric therapy has been around for over a hundred years and all of the different types have their use. In the last 25 years there has been a lot of research done on microcurrent ( a millionth of an amp( uA)) and different frequencies.
We need to know why microcurrent and frequency are important.
ATP production increases five times with currents from 50uA to 1000uA. With currents exceeding 1000uA ATP production leveled and with 5000uA ATP production was reduced. Microcurrent has also been shown to increase protein synthesis and amino acid transport.
The frequencies appear to work on the principle of biologic resonance. A singer can shatter a glass when the note resonates with the crystal structure of the glass. Microcurrent frequencies seem to be able to resonate with biologic tissue and change the structure of the tissue when the frequency is correct. Once the tissue is changed and stable it seems to be able to stay in the new configuration.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent ® utilizes these principles in treatment of many disorders. Some of which are:
· Chronic and Acute Spinal Pain
· Chronic and Acute Low Back and Neck Pain
· Orthopedic Injuries
· Myofascial Pain
· Tendon and Ligament Repair
· Edema/Lymphatic Drainage
· Irritable Bowel
Microcurrent changes muscle tissue, softens scar tissue, and increases circulation with the effect of removing long stored waste products and increasing cellular metabolism so quickly that there is sometimes a detoxification reaction after treatment. Some people have a similar reaction after a massage but the reaction after microcurrent is stronger because so much is accomplished in such a short period of time. This reaction is short lived (less than 24 hours) with water intake helping this process.
Microcurrent treatment is painless, increases speed of recovery, often promotes healing in conditions that have not responded to other treatment, and is cost effective. The effects are long lasting and the healing of tissue is more complete.
Drs. Glenn and Julie Smith