Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

 

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is an innovative and non-invasive therapeutic approach that utilizes low-level electrical currents to reach joint and body tissues and address a wide range of health conditions. Developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin in the late 1990s, FSM has gained recognition for its ability to assist in pain management, tissue repair, and various medical applications. Due to it's effectiveness, FSM is also quickly gaining popularity in professional sports including the NFL, MLB, MLS, and more.  

FSM works at the cellular level to treat each layer of tissue involved. Every protocol is individualized based on the location of pain/injury and types of tissues involved (tendon, ligament, joint capsule, scar tissue, fascia, muscles, nerves, etc.) There is a specific frequency needed for each tissue type to promote healing from the inside out. Due to the nature of our body structure, it often takes multiple protocols, using use 2-4 FSM machines, over a few sessions to address each layer. Some individuals feel a noticeable difference in as little as 1-2 sessions while chronic and more complex conditions can take upwards of 12-18 sessions. FSM can be especially helpful when treating conditions that aren't being successfully treated with other modalities. 

FSM being set up on a patient

Key Principles

1. Electrical Frequencies: At the core of FSM lies the concept that different tissues and conditions in the body resonate at specific electrical frequencies. By applying microcurrent electrical stimulation at precise frequencies, it is believed that the body can be encouraged to heal itself more effectively.

2. Subtle and Safe Currents: FSM employs extremely low-level electrical currents, typically in the range of microamperes, which are similar to the body's natural electrical signals. This makes FSM non-invasive and generally safe with minimal risk of side effects.

What can I expect?

Prior to your treatment please drink at least 24 oz of water as FSM is the most effective when you are well hydrated. 

When you arrive, we'll place two damp towels on specific areas of your body, depending on the conditions we're addressing. These towels act as markers for the electrical currents to flow between. We will then attach clips from the FSM machine, and let the electrical currents begin to flow. 

During treatment, you may feel a slight tingling or warmth, but don't worry. Most people find the treatment to be quite comfortable and painless. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities throughout the process.

FSM controller being adjusted

Potential Benefits

1. Pain mitigation: FSM can be an effective therapeutic modality in decreasing both acute and chronic pain, inclusive of musculoskeletal, neuropathic, and fibromyalgic manifestations.

2. Decreased inflammation: FSM has been shown to decrease inflammatory markers, representing improvement in tissue inflammation.

3. Promotes and accelerates tissue healing: Models and new research show improvements in tissue regeneration, increased cell energy levels, and improved cellular functions.

4. Calming and relaxing: FSM is a well-tolerated modality that may have benefits with improving nervous system health. Many of our patients report feeling relaxed during and after their sessions. 

Conditions That May Benefit From FSM:

  • Chronic pain and conditions
  • Endometriosis support
  • IBS or gut dysbiosis¬†
  • Infertility support
  • Inflammation or injury
  • Nervous system support¬†
  • Ovarian cysts¬†
  • Painful or tight scars (especially c-section scars)
  • PCOS support
  • Postpartum wound healing¬†
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Vaginal lacerations and pain from childbirth
  • And more...

We understand that FSM is not as common or familiar as many other modalities. If you would like to review published research on specific conditions or the general effectiveness of FSM, you can view articles here. 

Image of our FSM treatment room

Considerations:

 

While FSM treatments continue to show considerable promise, it is still an area of research scientists are studying. Therefore, it is difficult to promise particular results. The electrical currents used in FSM are low-level and mimic the body's natural bioelectric signals, this makes the therapy well-tolerated by most individuals with minimal risk of adverse effects. However, as with any medical treatment, there may be contraindications or specific situations where FSM is not advisable such as during pregnancy, for individuals with implanted pumps (insulin, spinal pumps, etc.) or pacemakers, and for individuals currently experiencing acute infection.

It is essential to consult with a trained healthcare provider experienced in FSM to determine if the therapy is suitable for your particular condition and medical history.

Pricing: 

 

Initial Consultation: $200

This consultation allows Dr. Cracroft to create your individualized FSM protocol with you! Following treatments will use this protocol.

 

*Uplift For Her has a 48-hour cancellation fee, view details here.

 

Follow Up: $100/ session

 

  

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