Microcurrent Procedures in Wadsworth and Akron | What is Microcurrent?
Have you tried everything but are still experiencing pain? At Advanced Health and Wellness Center we use a new tool called Microcurrent to help target specific issues in the body, especially in the immune system and nervous system. With small frequencies that your body doesn’t even feel we increase the ATP, or energy production, in the cells of your body. This process dramatically increases the tissue's healing rate. Our patients often notice that scars will soften, trigger points become less painful and swelling drains within minutes. In most situations the changes seen seem to be long lasting and in many cases even permanent. Nutritional support may also help you maintain the improvement by supporting cellular health and detoxification of the tissues.
What is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is a faint electric current that is so small it is measured in millionths of an amp. By comparison a TENS unit and most other electro-therapies produce milliamps, 1000 times greater. Your own cells generate a current in the microamp range and this is why you can’t feel it – the current is so low it doesn’t stimulate sensory nerves. Microcurrent therapy has been in use for over 75 years.
How It Works
In simplest terms, it increases the tissues’ healing rates on a cellular level. In addition, Microcurrent shows a dramatic increase in the amount of blood circulation, collagen and elastin production, which makes it a great anti-aging method as well. In our office, we use specific frequencies to address the various processes required by the body’s tissues. Similar to a TENS unit, Microcurrent blocks the chemical pain responses by stimulating the area as it “numbs” the chemical pain signals. Microcurrent reduces pain by decreasing inflammation, flooding your cells with ATP which is what they use for energy. Needless to say, energy heals and helps the body repair to its natural state.
How We Do It
Sensors will be applied to specific parts of your body and the machine frequencies will be tailored to affect what is going wrong in the body and what specific tissue we are trying to address. Since the current is so small, you will not feel anything. This is important because in order to cause a cellular change, the current has to be so small that you cannot feel it. The machine will be programmed to run through a specific set of frequencies designed for what you have going on.
Do the benefits last?
Every patient responds individually but the changes to the muscles seem to be long lasting. About 60% to 80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about four to seven days. Your muscles are used to being the way they are and may return to the old configuration if not treated again. Although patients have had permanent changes in one treatment, the average number of treatments depends on the complexity of the problem. We suggest nutritional support tailored to your condition to help create lasting change.