Frequency Specific Microcurrent
What is microcurrent?
Microcurrent is a physical therapy modality that has been in use for over 15 years. Microcurrent is an electrical current in millionths of an amp. By comparison, a TENS unit and most other electro-therapies produce milliamps, 1000 times greater. Your own cells make current in microamps.
How does it work?
Your body seems to use microcurrent to increase its own energy production. "Microcurrent increases the production of ATP, your own chemical energy, by up to 500%. It also increases protein synthesis and waste product removal."
Why can't I feel it?
The current is so low it doesn't stimulate sensory nerves.
Why does the doctor/therapist use the black graphite/vinyl gloves?
The graphite gloves conduct the frequencies from the machine to your body. The gloves allow the doctor/therapist to feel your muscles and put the treatment exactly where it is needed. We believe the shape of the gloves makes them a more effective and flexible way of delivering the current to the muscles, nerves and other tissues or organs. When the current needs to go to a large area the gloves may be wrapped in a small, warm, wet towel for better conductivity.
Why does the doctor/therapist change the frequencies on the machine?
We have observed that specific frequencies seem to do specific things to the muscles and other tissues. We can't be certain exactly what the frequencies are doing because we haven't done biopsies, but the tissue will suddenly soften and become less painful when a "correct" frequency is chosen. This softening and the pain relief that comes with it, seems to be long lasting and in many cases permanent. Your doctor or therapist may use frequencies that are thought to be good for your whole system not just the muscles.
How do the frequencies work?
We believe the frequencies 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 when the frequency is correct. Once the tissue is changed and stable, it seems to be able to stay in the new configuration with proper nutritional support. Animal research confirms that the frequency to reduce inflammation reduces inflammation by 62% in a mouse model. Prescription drugs reduce inflammation by 45% in the same mouse research.
Do the benefits last?
Every patient responds individually but the changes to the muscles seem to be long lasting. About 60-80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about four to seven days. Your muscles are used to being the way they are and may return to the old configuration if not treated again. Although patients have had permanent changes in one treatment, the average number of treatments depends on the complexity of the problem. We suggest nutritional support tailored to your condition to help create lasting change.
Is there any risk?
There is no record of any permanent harm being done to anyone treated with Frequency Specific Microcurrent. The current should not be used through the brain or during pregnancy. If you have a spinal cord injury or a disc bulge pressing on your spinal cord, be sure to tell your doctor/therapist. Patients with pressure on the cord seem to have the normal side effects of treatment greatly magnified. Be sure to tell your doctor/therapist if your reaction is very severe. All of these reactions to treatment have been temporary.
What are the side effects?
Resonance appears to change the muscle tissue, removing long stored waste products and increasing cellular metabolism so quickly that there may be a detoxification reaction after treatment. Some people have a similar reaction after a massage but the reaction after microcurrent is stronger because we do so much in such a short period of time. The side effects can include nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, and a temporary increase in pain or a flu-like feeling. The side effects usually start about 90 minutes after treatment and may last from 4 to 24 hours. Not everyone has side effects. Some people increase range of motion and physical activity so much that they have temporary symptoms in muscles and joints near the treated area.
What can I do about the side effects?
Your doctor/therapist may give you some supplements to help your liver detoxification pathways deal with the by-products from the muscles. Please be well hydrated prior to treatment, at least 16 oz. water, which will create comfort and optimum effects during treatment. You should drink at least two quarts of water in the two hours following treatment. Remember, other liquids, such as coffee, soda or juice do not count as part of the two quarts. After treatment, if you feel symptoms return, drink more water, take additional supplements and discomfort should pass in about 20 minutes. Some treatment protocols do not produce a detox reaction.
If you have any other questions or concerns, be sure to ask your doctor/therapist. We recommend you relax, drink your water, and enjoy relief you can receive from Frequency Specific Microcurrents. More information can be found on the internet at frequencyspecific.com at Dr. Carol McMakin's website.
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