Frequency Specific Microcurrent(FSM)

Advanced New Treatment for Chronic Pain Conditions, Athletic and Trauma Injuries, Fibromyalgia and Many Other Pain-Related Conditions. FSM uses microamperage current to change inflamed, painful and dysfunctional tissue. FSM has been developed to to help patients recover from myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, concussion and many other health concerns. Typically treatments are performed on patients with injuries ascertained through sports or simply by accident in day to day living.
It is low risk, non invasive and incredibly effective.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

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. She published paper on the “Treatment of chronic resistant myofascial pain in the head neck and face.” in 1998 in Topics in Clinical Chiropractic. Dr. McMakin began teaching FSM in 1997 to see if the effects of FSM were reproducible..
The frequencies were developed in the early 1900’s and 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 US. 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%.

Frequency protocol development began in 1995 and Dr. McMakin began teaching FSM in 1997. Since then 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.
Protocols for treating neuropathic pain were developed by Dr. McMakin in 1998. She then developed a protocol for treating the full body pain from fibromyalgia caused by neck injuries in 1999. The paper was published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies in July of 2005. It documents unheard of changes in inflammatory cytokines and neuropeptides with the use of a specific frequency protocol and microcurrent application.

Dr. McMakin has spoken at fibromyalgia conferences and medical and alternative medicine meetings around the US, in England and Australia. She presented the cervical trauma fibromyalgia treatment data at the National Institutes of Health.

“FSM is a passion for me. Our practitioners are helping patients recover from conditions that cannot be treated using any other modality.”

Pain Management

FSM has changed what is possible in pain management. FSM can treat chronic myofascial pain quickly, easily and comfortably. Nerve pain from nerve traction injuries, disc bulges and herniations and herpes and shingles can be treated successfully by FSM practitioners.
There are protocols for kidney stone pain, disc and facet joint generated pain that give rapid and often lasting relief. The protocol for fibromyalgia associated with neck trauma offers pain relief, unprecedented changes in inflammatory cytokines and hope for the 2 million patients who suffer from this condition.
There are never any promises with medical procedures but Frequency Specific Microcurrent offers hope.
You’ll see why our motto is, “It’s easy to walk on water once you know where the rocks are.”
Sports Medicine and Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Throughout the world now athletes from many sports are using FSM in record numbers. The results are impressive and consistent. Chronic injuries clear up in record time. FSM can remodel scar tissue in one sixty minute session that would take months to do manually.New injuries heal in record time.

Imagine these benefits applied to new injuries and you can see why Jeff Spencer takes his FSM training and his FSM units with him when he treats the US Postal team on the Tour de France

FSM treatment fully compliments the manual techniques used initially on many occasions by Therapists


Frequency Specific Microcurrent is a new system of treatment using microamperage current and the resonance effects of frequencies on tissues and conditions to create beneficial changes to symptoms and health. These are answers to some of the most common questions.

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 amp. It is very small; there is not enough current to stimulate sensory nerves so the current flow cannot be felt. You can tell it is running by watching the conductance meter on the machine.

What can the frequencies treat?

The frequencies appear to change a variety of conditions and tissues and change pain and function in a large number of clinical conditions. FSM is especially good at treating nerve and muscle pain, inflammation and scar tissue. There is a kind of fibromyalgia associated with neck trauma that is particularly painful and hard to treat even with narcotics. There is one frequency protocol that is effective for taking away this kind of pain. Shingles is easy to treat. There is one frequency combination that so far is 100% effective in a small number of cases to take away kidney stone pain. The frequencies have created observed effects in asthma, liver dysfunction, 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.
There are no guarantees that any protocol is going to be effective in any given patient on any given condition. In general, the frequencies either work or don’t work and if they don’t work they simply have no effect. As long as appropriate proven therapies are not delayed or withheld, FSM Can’t hurt. Might Help. Every practitioner is trained in the concept that FSM is to be used as an adjunct to therapeutics appropriate to their discipline for the patient after proper diagnosis.

Who can take the training and use FSM on patients?

The course is geared toward medical, chiropractic and naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and physical therapists.

Are there any risks or dangers?

There are none as far as we know. Dr. McMakin has been using FSM since 1994 and has had no ill effects attributable to the use of the unit or the frequencies. There are two effects to be considered. The practitioner is protected from the current by wearing latex gloves and is therefore not affected by the current. The practitioner is in the field created by the frequencies and the resonance effect experienced by the patient. This field can be perceived by some practitioners and is either pleasant or bothersome depending on the practitioner’s ability to process the sensations.
There are no risks to the patient that we know about as long as the practitioner follows the proper contraindications and precautions associated with both FSM and the use of the machine. There are frequencies used to remove scar tissue that should not be used with 6 weeks of the time of a new injury. Sometimes when muscles are successfully treated range of motion increases so much that joints and nerves can become temporarily painful until range of motion goes back down. Practitioners are aware of these possible reactions and are advised to warn patients about them. After muscles are treated there is sometimes a detox reaction that occurs 90 minutes after treatment. This can be lessened by having the patient drink water and take an anti-oxidant combination supplement.

Is there anyone FSM does not work on?

Patients who are dehydrated cannot benefit from FSM. It has been observed that patients who are dehydrated, Athletes with large muscle mass and inadequate water intake and patients over 70 who are chronically dehydrated have the most problems. Every patient is advised to drink at least one quart of water in the one hour preceding treatment. Patients who are chronically dehydrated may need more.
No technique is 100% effective and FSM is no exception. The effectiveness of FSM depends almost entirely on an accurate diagnosis. Shoulder pain can come from muscles, tendons, bursa, discs, nerves or joints. FSM will treat all of these pain generators effectively. But, if you are treating for muscle and the shoulder pain is from nerves or the bursa you may change the muscle but you won t change the patient s pain since it is not coming from the muscle. This analogy applies to every condition.

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