Frequency Specific Microcurrent
What is it?
Microcurrent is an electrical treatment tool that uses a low amperage current to penetrate through the skin and into the underlying tissues. It feels and functions differently than a TENS unit which many people are familiar with. The microcurrent machine is most often attached to the body with adhesive electrodes but can also be clamped to a conductive material that touches the body. This treatment is low risk, not invasive, and causes no pain. The sensation it produces is relatively subtle, and may feel like a light tingling or prickly feeling.
The microcurrent works by changing a cell’s signaling. The electrical frequency actually changes the cell membrane receptors back to a normal, healthy state. Basically, damaged or abnormal cells start to recover. Tissues (skin, muscle, tendons, etc.) can remold and transform faster. This helps to speed up healing from injury and decrease pain. Microcurrent has also been shown to increase oxygenation of cells, improve immune function, and increase protein synthesis.
What is it used for?
Frequency specific microcurrent has been used to treat a multitude of conditions and injuries. These include:
- Sprain and strains
- Chronic and acute injuries
- Muscle soreness from intense workouts or sport
- Inflammation reduction (particularly when applied shortly after injury)
- Joint stiffness
- Scar tissue reduction
- Post-operative pain
- Back and neck pain
- Skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and burns
- Gastrointestinal conditions such as IBS, constipation, and Crohn’s disease