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​What is it and how does it work?
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Therapy is a gentle but powerful form of manual therapy that has been in use for over 15 years. The microcurrent machine uses a very small current, measured in millionths of an amp. This is similar to the body's own current. 

​What is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is an electrotherapeutic physical therapy modality originally developed to improve healing and increase performance in athletes. Microcurrent is measured in millionths of an amp. or microamps. By comparison, a TENS unit uses miliamps, and other forms of electrotherapy use even more. Your own cells make current in microamps.

How does it work?
The body seems to use the Microcurrent energy 
to increase its own energy production. Microcurrent increases the production of ATP, your own cellular energy, by up to 500%. It also increases protein synthesis and waste product removal. 

Why can't I feel it? Will it hurt?
Many people do not not feel the current because it is so low that it does not stimulate the sensory  nerves. Some experience a mild tingling sensation. 

Can't you turn it up?
​This is not a case where more is better. Current levels over 500 to 1000 microamps actually decrease the ATP produced within the cell, as well as protein synthesis. ATP is the energy molecule your cells use to do their work. If there is less energy available, less work gets done, so less  healing and repair take place.

Are there different frequencies?
It has been observed that specific frequencies seem to target specific conditions in the tissues. In many cases the tissues will soften and become less painful when the correct combination of frequencies are applied. 

How do the frequencies work? 
The frequencies appear to work on the principle of biologic resonance. A singer can shatter a glass when the note sung 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. 

What are the benefits of FSM therapy? 
Microcurrent treatment increases the speed of recovery, and often promotes healing in conditions that have not responded to other treatments. The effect are often long lasting making the treatment very cost effective. 
Who uses Frequency Specific Microcurrent?
FSM is a treatment of choice for many professional level athletes and teams. It works equally well to promote healing in other beings, including animals. FSM has been available to licensed physicians since 1997, and is currently being used by medical, chiropractic and naturopathic physicians, as well as dentists and veterinarians. 

What are the side effects?
​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 can be a detoxification reaction after treatment. Some people have a similar reaction after a massage, but the reaction after microcurrent can be stronger because so much is accomplished so quickly. Side effects can include nausea, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, a temporary increase in pain, and flu like symptoms. Side effects may start during or shortly after treatment, and may last up to 24 hours. There have been no lasting adverse reactions reported​. Microcurrent is very safe.

What can i do about the side effects?
You should drink 2 quarts of water in the 2 hours following treatment. Water helps your detoxification pathways eliminate toxic cellular waste. If side effects start to return, drink more water. A healthy diet with lots of green veggies is also helpful. The doctor may suggest supplements to facilitate your body's detoxification efforts. 
Clinical studies have demonstrated effect in:
  • Shingles / Herpes 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Auto, Work and Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Scar tissue and fibroid tissue
  • Rapid pain management
  • Fractures
  • Tendon and ligament repair
  • Wound healing
  • Stimulation of acupuncture points
  • Trigger Point therapy
  • Balance energy meridians
  • Disc pain
  • Joint pain
  • Edema/ Lymphatic drainage
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Post Surgical pain and healing
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Constipation
  • Endometriosis
  • Cystitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Nerve Root irritation 

Demonstrated benefits, more research needed :​
  • Liver toxicity, virus, fibrosis
  • Enhancement of liver detox pathways
  • Pancreatic function
  • Diabetes/ Insulin resistance
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Leaky Gut
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Gastritis
  • Kidney function
  • Lungs and Bronchi function
  • Gallbladder function
  • Immune support
  • Thyroid support
  • Adrenals, improve function
  • Emotional relaxation / balance
  • Depression 
  • Cognitive function

South Kona Chiropractic
Frequency Specific Microcurrent
New Options For Healing

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a new and advanced form of microcurrent therapy developed over the last 15 years. FSM is a breakthrough new treatment option for injury, pain and inflammation.
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