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What is frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM)?
Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) is a technique for treating pain by using low-level electrical current, which is delivered to certain parts of your body to relieve pain.
A frequency is the rate at which a sound wave or electronic pulse is produced. During FSM treatment, various frequencies can be used to repair tissues and reduce pain and swelling (inflammation).
What conditions can be treated with frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM)?
FSM used to treat pain, especially nerve and muscle pain, inflammation, and scar tissue, from the following conditions:
Acute (sudden) and chronic (long-term) musculoskeletal injuries
Chronic fracture and bone pain.
Acute and chronic neuropathic (nerve) pain.
Chronic fracture and bone pain
Disc injuries/discogenic- and facet-based pain.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Neuromas (overgrowth and scarring to a nerve after an injury).
Plantar Fasciitis (pain in the heel and foot)
Tendinopathy (inflammation and/or swelling of the tendon)
Torticollis (the head is tilted to one side).
Viscerally referred pain.
How does frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) work?
We use a special device to deliver a mild electrical current to certain parts of your body. The electrical current used in this treatment is extremely mild and therefore completely safe and not painful. The human body produces its own current within each of your cells.
Specific frequencies will be selected depending on the tissue involved to encourage natural healing of the body and to reduce your pain. There are frequencies for nearly every type of tissue in your body.
FSM works by increasing the production of a substance called ATP that’s inside injured tissues. ATP is the major source of energy for all cellular reactions in your body. Because treatment with FSM can increase the amount of ATP that’s created in your damaged cells by as much as 500%, this treatment may help with your recovery. Depending on the condition, treatment with FSM can soften the muscles, which can help relieve pain or stiffness.
How is frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) applied?
During your FSM treatment, we set the frequencies that are going to be used for your particular condition. In many cases, the frequencies are set at two different levels — for example, one microcurrent channel might be set at 10 Hz and the second at 40 Hz. The current is usually applied with a moistened towel or with skin patches. It’s very important that you’re well hydrated before your FSM treatment. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids leading up to your appointment.
How long do the effects of a frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) treatment last?
Depending on the condition and your level of pain, the effects of an FSM treatment for pain can last several days or longer. For acute injuries, lasting pain relief can often be achieved.
Are there any situations in which frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) should NOT be used?
People with pacemakers.
People with implanted pumps.
People who have uncontrolled seizures.
Certain frequencies also shouldn’t be used in cases of acute infection, new scar tissue (within six weeks) and acute fractures. Make sure to talk about any of these concerns with us before treatment.
What are the risks and side effects of frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) treatment?
The side effects of FSM treatments are usually very rare and mild. If you do experience side effects, they could include:
Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach).