What is Microcurrent Therapy?
Microcurrent Therapy is the controlled application of low-amp electrical stimulus to specific regions of the body. The current is designed to match a similar amount of electrical activity already present during natural cell activity.
How does it work?
All of the cells in our body require small amounts of electricity to perform their functions. Typically, the cells produce this electricity through chemical exchanges on the molecular level. However, sometimes the body’s cells do not all receive what it needs to perform their functions at an optimum level. Microcurrent Therapy provides the cells with a similar charge of electrical stimulus to kickstart the natural processes within the cells, promoting healthy cellular function.
Who benefits most from it?
The primary beneficiaries of Microcurrent Therapy are those who suffer from chronic inflammation and/or pain. The therapy is an effective manager of inflammation, particularly around soft tissue injuries such as strains or sprains, muscle tears, and post-surgical wounds. Because inflammation is the leading cause of chronic pain, Microcurrent Therapy can be a very efficient manager of pain, as well as many other disorders. Microcurrent Therapy is also used in promoting faster healing of bone fractures and injuries.
Does it hurt?
No. The level of electrical stimulus provided by Microcurrent Therapy is too low for the body to register as pain. It is no more shocking than the electricity that your body produces naturally within its own cells. By comparison, a TENS device is approximately 1,000 times more potent in terms of electrical stimulation, because it is designed to directly stimulate muscle tissue. Microcurrent Therapy seeks to operate on a much smaller cellular level, and therefore requires delicate amounts ofstimulation.
Should anyone not use it?
People who have implanted cardiac pacemakers should not undergo Microcurrent Therapy, as the electrical stimulus may tamper with the device’s function. Though nothing has suggested that it is harmful to pregnant women, there has not been study its effects on pregnancy, and therefore is avoided.