What is Microcurrent Therapy?
Microcurrents are very gentle, low frequency pulsed electrical currents in the millionth of an amp range. Microcurrent is the inherent electrical charge of the body’s brainwave and heartbeat. Treatment with microcurrent is sub-sensational, meaning that the current resides below what the sensory nerves detect. Just as we do not feel the electrical charge in our brain and heart, we do not feel microcurrent when applied as therapy.
Microcurrent therapy is not the same as electro-stim acupuncture (EA) or the milliamp electrical stimulation therapy used in physical therapy and muscle reaction tests.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent - FSM
When tissue cells are traumatized, imbalanced or diseased, the frequency of their electrons and photons become disrupted. Consequently, functionality and homeostasis is disordered.
As a therapy, microcurrent has long been used for pain management, rehabilitation and wound healing. In 1910 electromagnetic therapies were used with great success by 50% of U.S. physicians. Unfortunately, by 1935 microcurrent therapies were essentially banned due to rising pharmaceutical interests establishing itself as the Gold Standard treatment of western medicine.
In 1995 Dr. Carolyn McMakin, D.C. began in earnest using frequency protocols handed down to her from a retired Canadian osteopath. Through effort and astute clinical observation she resurrected dozens of treatment protocols. Over the ensuing years Dr. McMakin has expanded the applications of FSM, established clinical research and formally teaches FSM to other innovative health care providers.
Since 2005 Debi Weiss LAc., RN has studied and trained with both Dr. Darren Starwynn and Dr. Carol McMakin. These studies dramatically impacted how Debi approaches Traditional Chinese Medicine as she now frequently combines acupuncture and FSM in her treatments. Through her clinical work she has established a dynamic East-West treatment approach grounded in the time honored experience and wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the modern scientific insight of physiology and Functional Medicine.
THE HUMAN BODY IS AN ENERGY FIELD The Acupuncture-Meridian System: The Body’s Bio-circuitry
All body functions are governed by electrical systems. This is why an electrocardiogram (EKG) is such a valuable and reliable diagnostic tool. The wavy lines of the EKG reveal the heart’s activity, its energy patterns, and thus, its functional status. Likewise, when an EMG, EEG, MRI, CT or PET scan is performed, the body’s energy patterns are being recorded.
The electrical systems of the human body include muscle contractions & relaxations, nerve function, digestion, glandular secretions, brain activity, bone & tissue healing & regeneration, pain perception and so much more. Our body constantly generates internal electrical currents in many ways. These include cellular respiration (the Krebs cycle), organ function and piezoelectricity.
Piezoelectricity is the release of electrical charges when tissues such as bone, fascia and the inner wall of veins are stretched or deformed. When the Liver (as defined by Chinese medicine) and other organs are functioning well, this bioelectricity is smoothly circulated throughout the body. When the Liver is not performing its biotransformation duties well, energy circulation is uneven or retarded, and areas of excessive polarized charge build up in the body. This is a major cause of pain and disease, referred to as Qi Stagnation in Oriental medicine.
By way of the meridian system acupuncture therapy can access these congested areas and initiate a release and balancing of polarization, just as lightening is the release of polarized fields in clouds. While there is no question that traditional methods of needle acupuncture are highly effective in correcting polarities of the body’s electrical fields, utilizing gentle microcurrent or color light stimulation of acupuncture points can, in many cases, facilitate a deeper and more profound rebalancing of energy patterns.
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