A new treatment is available for more than three million fibromyalgia sufferers in the United States and millions more worldwide. Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) treatment, initially developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin in 1995 to treat muscle pain in the head, neck and face, is currently being used by more than 700 qualified practitioners in the U.S. to relieve the suffering of chronic pain sufferers.
Conventional Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is thought to be influenced by various factors including sleep disorders, injuries, autonomic system dysfunction, genetics and gender. Traditionally, fibromyalgia has been treated with pain medication, antidepressants, massage therapy as well as many other remedies.
While these treatments have been somewhat effective at decreasing painful symptoms, they have not been as beneficial as the early results of frequency specific microcurrent therapy. For patients suffering from chronic fibromyalgia, the treatment offers a spectacular reduction in symptoms such as pain and tenderness in the neck, face, back; stiffness; and tingling sensations.
What is Frequency Specific Microcurrent?
Microcurrent treatment was first used in the 1980s in Europe to treat injured sports athletes. Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration and reviewed in medical journals, FSM therapy works by applying electrical stimulation to patient’s muscles via electronic equipment.
A doctor administers the treatment using specialized gloves that can detect electron frequencies in a patient’s body. It is called “frequency specific” because a doctor, using the gloves, locates abnormal frequencies in the muscular tissue and utilizes a micro-current to neutralize them. FSM has undergone clinical testing and has been proven to be a safe and non-invasive therapy for fibromyalgia, asthma, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, endometriosis, shingles, herpes, and sports injuries.
Benefits of FSM FSM has been shown to help improve circulation, increase energy, repair damaged tissue and detoxify the body. While some patients have reported immediate total recovery a few hours after their first session, others have needed extended therapy (more than one session) to completely eliminate their pain. In a fibromyalgia study of 160 people conducted from 1999 to 2003, patients said their pain reduced from a high pain point of 7.3 to a low pain point of 1.3 after their first treatment.
Potential Side Effects of FSM
As the body detoxifies, the patient may experience side effects such as nausea, fatigue, temporary pain and drowsiness. These side effects can be felt during the actual treatment and for up to 24 hours after treatment. Patients are advised to take antioxidants before treatment to neutralize released toxins and to drink two quarts of water following treatment.
Cost and Availability of FSM
FSM is available from qualified practitioners in health clinics throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Available throughout the U.S., the cost of FSM treatment will vary from $100 to $200 dollars for a one-hour session. Ask your doctor if you are a good candidate for this treatment and if they can refer you to a qualified FSM practitioner.