What is it used for, and what can I expect from it?
By Rebecca Morrow
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a gentle, non-invasive healing modality, which uses electrical energy, in millionths of amps, and frequency outputs that match existing problems and tissues in the body to reduce inflammation in body tissues at an extremely fast rate. FSM increases our cells ability to create more energy (ATP) by 500%. That is a HUGE increase, wouldn’t you say? This means that the healing rate for injuries and other issues can be sped up significantly when you receive FSM treatments.
FSM is FDA approved and classified as a TENS unit, however it works much differently than a TENS unit as it emits a more subtle electrical energy than a TENS unit does. TENS machines generally run in 1,000ths of amps, whereas FSM machine current runs in the millionths of amps, making FSM a much more gentle current. The amperage used in FSM is so subtle that for the most part people receiving a treatment can’t even feel anything at all.
Treatment times range in length depending on the issues you are trying to impact. Typically treatments take between 30-90 minutes. The most common amount of time for a treatment is 60 minutes.
FSM can be used to speed up healing for a wide array of bodily issues. Where I’ve seen it shine the most in my personal practice over the past 18 years, is with issues such as new injuries to soft tissue such as whiplash, sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, and even disc and nerve issues. It can be very helpful for people with pain and complications from fibromyalgia that was caused by cervical trauma. It can also help to decrease recovery time for bone breaks and concussions. In fact, it speeds up healing rates to such a high degree that some professional football teams have personal FSM units for their players to treat themselves while traveling between games.
I for one, just recently broke my foot, and was able to get off my crutches and out of my boot 2-4 weeks before I was supposed to, and I only did 3 2-hour FSM treatments on my foot over a 3 week period.
FSM is great for acute injuries as well as old chronic problems. This is because FSM puts out frequencies that match specific tissues and specific conditions. Each tissue and each condition has its own frequency. FSM can match these frequencies and create “resonate” effect. An example of this frequency match is when an opera singer hits and holds the correct note/frequency, they can shatter crystal with that note. This is because their sound frequency matched perfectly with the frequency of the carbon atoms which make up the crystal.
The really great news about FSM is that there are absolutely no harmful side effects associated with it. The only negative side effect possible is that there can be a detox effect. FSM removes toxins from tissues at a very fast rate, so if you are not properly hydrated your cells can’t release these toxins from your body fast enough so you can get a “detox effect.” This means you may end up with flu-like symptoms such as nausea, headache, fever etc. This detox reaction is not actually harmful to you – just not a lot of fun to experience. If you want to avoid that possibility, be sure to properly hydrate yourself before and after a FSM treatments. It is recommended that you drink 2 quarts of water in the first 2 hours after your treatment. It is always important to be hydrated, and the best rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. And yes, that is a lot more water than the usually encouraged 8 glasses/day, but it is truly the amount we should all strive for according to the experts.
Another great thing about FSM is that you can do a full treatment at the same time as you are getting a massage. If you do both at the same time you get a really good deal on the price, as well as both treatments amplifying the benefits of each other. So you get a greater benefit out of both the massage and the FSM. Win Win. Can’t go wrong with that!
FSM is contraindicated for those who are pregnant and those with pacemakers. For everybody else, including children and animals, it is perfectly safe and harmless. I always say, “The worst thing that can happen to you when you get an FSM treatment is nothing, and with the potential for so much good and no worries of harm, why not try it?”
If you wish to find out more about FSM, how it works, or the data and science supporting its use, visit: https://frequencyspecific.com/microcurrent-experimental-results-5407/about/
If you have questions or would like to try it out, contact Rebecca at Infinity. Ready to book? Click here to make an appointment!
Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The contents are only intended to inform about what FSM is and some of the issues that the author Rebecca Morrow has treated in her practice as a CLMT. Rebecca Morrow is not a medical doctor.