Microcurrent therapy

Nowadays certain diseases and disorders can be treated with microcurrent therapy. Microcurrent therapy is also called Microcurrent Neuromuscular Stimulation (MENS). This therapy involves the use of a very low-voltage current of electricity that is passed through trigger points in the body to stimulate the healing process. The current used in Microcurrent therapy is microamperage current. This means it is smaller than any other current that was previously recommended current for clinical treatments.

The electrical current is provided in millionths of an ampere. The theory behind microcurrent therapy is that the body has an electrical current that gets disrupted when one is injured. The therapy brings the current back into balance as it stimulates and restores it back to normal. Microcurrent therapy can not be felt. The sensory receptors are not stimulated so the nerves are not affected. The current stimulates at the cellular level and the production of ATP is increased by up to 500%. ATP is a primary molecule that produces the energy in the cells of the body. The cells are stimulated back to their own natural energy flow with microcurrent therapy. Resistance to the natural energy flow of the cells can be impeded or stopped when injury occurs. When the energy flow is restored to normal it will normally stimulate healing.

Specific frequencies can be used to treat various tissues and conditions. Pain can be decreased and tissues can be softened with microcurrent therapy. The result is permanent pain relief can be accomplished which can greatly relieve chronic pain conditions. Myfascial pain and fibromyalgia pain is greatly reduced or eliminated by microcurrent therapy. Sports injury, torn ligaments and tendons, inflammation and swelling can all be reduced by microcurrent therapy.

When a person receives microcurrent therapy the treatment duration is about 60-90 minutes. The therapist will administer the current to certain parts of the body. Electrodes or vinyl graphite gloves are used and the duration of the current varies depending on the severity of the pain. Some people are completely pain free after about two weeks of therapy. Others may take up to two years to be pain free.

Microcurrent therapy can even help when trying to overcome addictions of various kinds. This therapy can be done alongside behavioral programs. There are also some antiaging benefits. The therapy can also stimulate collagen and the excretion of waste products like heavy metals from the cells and other toxins. It has also been found to help restore metabolic processes. This therapy also allows better nutrient absorption by the body because it distributes he

functioning of the body’s cells and tissues are restored. For better results of microcurrent therapy, the physical therapist may recommend mild aerobic exercise and a change in the diet plan.

Microcurrent therapy is more effective than other electrotherapy procedures. In this technique, the current is so small that there is no tissue resistance, which is observed in case of electrotherapy. Consequently, the patient rarely feels the current while undergoing the treatment. However, microcurrent therapy is not recommended for those people who have pacemakers and who cannot tolerate electromagnetic fields.

Though microcurrent therapy is safe for people of all ages, its use is quite controversial, mainly because of its unpredictable results. In some people, it is more effective than the traditional acupuncture method; whereas, in others the clinical results are not so satisfying. As of now, there are no significant side effects of microcurrent therapy.

Last updated on Dec 17th, 2009 and filed under Alternative Medicine. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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