The best & briefest way I can describe it is: a Tool to remind or reteach your cells their God-given healthy frequencies.
As an FSM practitioner, here's some of the first & favorite things (areas of improvement) that "jump off my brain" about it:
*Optimize Cell Function (membrane & mitochondria)
*PAIN & Nerve Pain Relief
*Accelerate natural healing from injury or surgery
*Emotional Balance / Improve Mood
*Workout Performance & Recovery
*”Kick the habit”
*Side-effect Relief & Management from Cancer treatment
and so much more..
It stands for Frequency Specific Microcurrent, an energy tool whereby specific frequencies of unfelt electrical microcurrent (millionths of an amp) are transmitted, or resonate, through the water of the body to ‘tune’ the cells for optimal function or otherwise alleviate pain or accelerate the bodies natural ability to heal. These may be transmitted via wet towels or bands as well as via magnets using PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field).
We use programs containing groups of frequencies that run two freq’s at a time on a channel A and a channel B. Channel A (let’s say 40hz) is the condition (in this case inflammation), and channel B (let’s say 116hz) is the part or category affected (in this case skin/immune system or ‘any tissue’). Channel A is performing as labeled to remove inflammation while Channel B is directing that frequency to which body component or system that needs help or balancing.
FSM also increases ATP (cellular energy) production by up to 500%. It’s more common uses are for relieving inflammation and pain, decreasing post-operative recovery time, accelerating the body’s injury healing efforts, and increasing range of motion.
*For FSM's origin/history, see frequencyspecific.com and click the 'About FSM' tab:
FSM was developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin in 1995 using frequencies passed on from an osteopath in Canada who had a practice that came with a machine made in the 1920’s. Dr. McMakin developed protocols for the treatment of myofascial pain in 1996 and presented her clinical data at the American Back Society national meeting in December 1997. In 1998, she published the paper on the “Treatment of chronic resistant myofascial pain in the head, neck, and face” in Topics in Clinical Chiropractic. In addition to other published FSM papers.
Dr. McMakin's textbook "Frequency Specific Microcurrent in Pain Management" was recently published by Elsevier. Dr. McMakin began teaching FSM in 1997 to see if the effects of FSM were reproducible. By June 1997 it was clear that the effects were reproducible and the seminars have evolved into a four-day intensive class in the use of frequency protocols, the differential diagnosis of pain generators and neurologic conditions.
The frequencies were developed in the early 1900’s and were used with funky looking electronic equipment that fell out of use in the 1940’s. Microcurrent was introduced as a battery operated physical therapy modality in the 1980’s in Europe and the USA. Microcurrent devices deliver frequencies and current in millionths of an amp and have been shown in published studies to increase energy (ATP) production in cells by 500%.
Since 1997, hundreds of practitioners around the world have taken the FSM seminar and use this amazing new technique to help patients recover from myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, concussion and many other health concerns. The FSM seminar teaches frequency protocols, differential diagnosis of pain complaints and hands-on use of the microcurrent equipment. Our students evaluate the seminars consistently with 5/5 value approval ratings.