According to www.frequencyspecific.com:
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is an exciting new way of treating nerve and muscle pain and many other conditions using specific frequencies and micro amperage current. There are hundreds of practitioners in the U.S., Australia and Canada using FSM to create miraculous changes in patients to reduce pain and improve health. Most of the time, FSM produces immediate dramatic changes in tissue that make it an indispensable tool in treating pain and many other health concerns.
What is Microcurrent?
Micro current is current in millionths of an ampere. An ampere is a measure of the movement of electrons past a point. Microamperage current is the same kind of current your body produces on its own within each cell. This is current in millionths of an ampere. It is very small, and there isn’t enough current to stimulate sensory nerves so you cannot feel the current flow.
Microcurrent was first used in the 1980s by physicians in Europe and the U.S. for stimulating bone repair in non-union fractures. There are numerous studies published on the effects of microcurrent showing that it increases the rate of healing in wounds and fractures.
What can FSM treat?
FSM is especially effective at treating nerve and muscle pain, inflammation and scar tissue. There is a kind of fibromyalgia associated with spine trauma that is particularly painful and difficult to treat. There is one frequency combination, and only one frequency combination, that has been observed to eliminate pain in patients with this condition. Shingles responds very well to only one frequency combination that eliminates the pain in 20 minutes and causes the lesions to dry up and disappear in approximately two to three days. There is one frequency combination that so far has been 100% effective in eliminating kidney stone pain. This frequency combination does nothing to remove the stone; it only eliminates the pain. The frequencies have created observed effects in asthma, liver dysfunction (reducing elevated liver enzymes), irritable bowel and many other conditions. It has been observed that patients who are treated within four hours of a new injury, including auto accidents and surgeries, have much reduced pain and a greatly accelerated healing process.
Conditions Which Have Reported Benefits with FSM:
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Carpal Tunnel syndrome
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Fibromyalgia associated with cervical spine injury
Irritable bowel syndrome
Kidney stone pain
Neuromuscular pain and inflammation
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Restless leg syndrome
Spinal Disc Pain
Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
Tendon and ligament injury or pain
Some patients have reported significant benefits immediately after or within 24 hours following a single FSM session. These reported benefits can be permanent; or they may last between four days to a week, with the duration of benefit lasting longer with each subsequent FSM session. Other patients, particularly those with long-standing symptoms, have reported benefits after six treatments. Though early intervention generally enhances favorable outcomes with FSM, good outcomes have also been observed when using FSM for long-standing symptoms, even when other treatments have failed.
Frequencies and the Development of FSM
In the early 1900s, before 1934, medical physicians and osteopaths were using electromagnetic therapy devices and frequencies to treat patients. There were thousands of physicians using these therapies to treat patients and doing research and sharing the effects of frequencies in articles and books. The Electromedical Society and its journal, Electromedical Digest were founded by Dr. Albert Abrams, a medical physician in San Francisco. In 1934, the American Medical Association (AMA) decreed that electromagnetic therapies were “unscientific” and that drugs and surgery were the accepted tools of medicine and anyone using electromagnetic therapies would lose their license to practice, which at the time was granted by the AMA. Electromagnetic treatments and research gradually declined. The equipment stopped being manufactured and, by the mid-1950s, was removed from the market by the FDA. The frequencies were still available in books and articles and in the manuals that came with the old devices.
In 1994 Carolyn McMakin, DC, began using frequencies obtained from Dr. Harry Van Gelder, a retired osteopath, on her family and on volunteer patients and friends. Once it was determined that a frequency producing no benefit also produced no harm, they were used on Dr. McMakin’s chiropractic patients to see if any positive effects could be observed. The results were immediate and fascinating. The frequencies appeared to do exactly what they were alleged to do. The frequency said to “decrease inflammation” reduced redness and swelling but had no other effect. The frequency to “reduce scar tissue” increased range of motion and softened tissue but had no effect on inflammation, redness or swelling. The frequency to stop bleeding reduced bleeding in the menses and reduced or eliminated bruising if used immediately after an injury or surgery, but had no effect on inflammation, scar tissue or range of motion. Eventually frequencies were added from the writings of Dr. Albert Abrams and from a list obtained from Dr. McWilliams.
After treating patients and observing these effects for over a year, Dr. McMakin first taught the technique in January 1997 to determine whether the effects were reproducible. Did the technique actually have a real effect or was this some apparent effect produced by the patient’s mind or reaction to something else in the clinic environment? By June 1997, it was apparent that students were achieving the same results as Dr. McMakin, especially in the treatment of myofascial pain from trigger points. In 1998, frequency combinations were first used to successfully treat nerve pain such as sciatica caused by disc injuries. Only one frequency combination was effective in reducing nerve pain. In 1999 one frequency combination was found to eliminate the full body pain associated with fibromyalgia caused by spine trauma. Those cases were published in 2005 in a peer reviewed article titled, “Cytokine changes in fibromyalgia associated with cervical trauma.” Classes continue to be taught around the U.S. and in Ireland so that practitioners can bring these effects and the relief they achieve to patients.