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Frequency-Specific Microcurrent

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What is Frequency-Specific Microcurrent (FSM)?

Frequency-Specific Microcurrent, or FSM, is an intervention for injury, pain, inflammation, and other disturbances in the body. Each type of tissue in the body produces electromagnetic energy and resonates at a specific frequency. When cells in the body are injured or diseased, the vibrational frequency of the electrons are disrupted in that tissue. Different conditions such as inflammation, stress, shock, injury, toxicity, etc all respond to different frequencies. FSM matches the specific frequency of the tissue involved and delivers two channels of microcurrent therapy. The applied external electric fields reorganize cytoskeletal and cell membrane structures providing pathways for cell surface receptors to migrate and provide profound changes in cellular response.

Preparing for FSM Treatment

The treatment is not painful and the patient will either be sitting in a chair or lying on a table for about 45-60 minutes. It is recommended to avoid applying lotions, creams, oils, perfumes, or scented personal products to the skin prior to the appointment. Drinking a quart of water (especially with salt or electrolytes) prior to treatment also improves the efficacy. The currents are delivered to the body through clips attached to a damp towel. Most do not feel anything, though some may feel a tingling, warming, softening, or relaxing sensation.

Why try FSM?

FSM encourages natural healing of the body by increasing the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the major source of energy for our cells, which reduces pain and inflammation while repairing tissue. Patients may see improvement immediately following the treatment or within 24 hours of the FSM session. The effects of an FSM treatment can last several days or longer and the effects can be cumulative with additional treatments. The earlier one initiates treatment after an injury, the more effective this can be. FSM may require a number of treatment sessions to have a lasting effect, which is similar to other types of therapy. In chronic or complicated cases, it may take 4-6 treatments to see benefit. This is a great option for those who do not like needles!

How long has microcurrent been around?

The use of microcurrent technology in healthcare has been around for decades. Most people have heard of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator or TENS unit which is a single frequency stimulator designed to overwhelm the passage of pain sensation through nerve pathways. TENS stimulators operate with an output in 10 thousandths of amperes. Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) operates in the millionth of amperes (the same as in human cells) and supports the healthy function of the type of tissue being treated. With FSM, the frequency is modulated by the person performing the therapy to affect individual tissue types such as muscle, tendon, cartilage, liver, etc. The frequency can also be adjusted to treat the underlying cause such as inflammation, stress, infection, shock, injury, toxicity, etc.

​Some of the mechanisms by which FSM has a proven action include:

  • Improves oxygenation and cellular repair

  • Reduces inflammatory chemicals in tissues

  • Increases feel-good endorphin levels

  • Increases cellular energy (ATP) levels by up to 500%

  • Boosts protein synthesis by 70%

  • Restores depleted adrenal function

  • Repairs the regulation of nervous tissue

  • Boosts immune function

  • Accelerates healing acute injuries up to 200%


Beyond physical injury, FSM has many benefits for mental health and can help patients relax, reduce anxiety, improve mental clarity and improve focus.

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Concussion and TBI

  • Depression

  • Diabetes-related neuropathy

  • Disc injuries

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Generalized Inflammation

  • Headaches

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Kidney stones

  • Menstrual pain, ovarian Cysts

  • Nerve Pain

  • PTSD

  • Shingles and herpetic pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Wounds

Other conditions that may experience improvement with FSM:

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