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FSM Therapy: Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Updated on October 30, 2012

Whether it’s for muscle problems, neurological issues, or to help with detox, frequency specific microcurrent may be something that can help you when other traditional and alternative treatments have failed.

This article will attempt to leave behind the technical talk associated with frequency specific microcurrent therapy (FSM) and will look at some of the ideas behind how FSM is believed to work. I will also give you my impressions, results, and thoughts on my own experience with frequency specific microcurrent therapy.

The Basics

  • FSM uses different frequencies to send electricity into the body using wires.
  • FSM therapists will describe different settings and frequencies such as detox, PTSD, or spinal cord inflammation which are settings for specific conditions.
  • It’s often expensive-my treatments range from $140 to $160 per hour long treatment.

-After Effects-

Each person will react differently to each treatment. Some people feel great after and some feel detox symptoms such as headache and fatigue for days or weeks. This makes since because electronic stimulation can cause an increase in muscle and organ activity which can lead to the sudden detox of stored toxins and also nerve irritation.

Studies have been done that demonstrate FSM therapy increases ATP production in the skin and lowers inflammation.

How Does FSM Work?

There are so many ideas and theories about how FSM works and what it can treat, cure, or prevent. Does it turn on dormant electrical pathways allowing the brain to regain function? Does it jump-start biological tissue or nerve repair processes and allow the body to take over? Those are just a few questions that haven’t yet been answered. There are many frequencies available that are labeled for things like depression and tendon inflammation. Each frequency can demonstrate a physical reaction in the area it's meant to cure or heal.

I have personally experienced long lasting headaches (2 weeks+) after FSM treatment but other people do not have any lasting side effects.

FSM may be beneficial for people who have not been able to move or exercise. The body needs movement for the nervous system to function properly. The FSM microcurrent basically forces the body and the brain to deal with information (electricity) from an outside source rather than from motion.

Frequency specific microcurrent is still a very unheard of therapy even in the alternative medicine world, but for people who have tried other things and still are not better, FSM is something worth looking into.

Personal Experience

FSM machines range in cost from $1,000 to $2,600 for personal use units, but it is important to try out the therapy with an experienced FSM therapist before buying a unit. The room I have my treatments in looks like a standard massage room with a massage table. After taking my shirt off and laying down on my back, the therapist places a warm, moist towel under the neck and back. The towels are used to conduct the electricity, sometimes gloves are used too. The machine can be adjusted in many different ways-gentle or strong- and it's your job to tell the therapist what you are feeling, good, bad, relaxed, tense, etc.

The first appointment I had was 30 minutes and I was able to strongly feel all the different frequencies. At first the feeling was relaxed but then I would start to feel, well, electrocuted, like I was filling up with electricity.

-Therapy Outcomes-

  • 1st 30 minute treatment I felt tired after and dehydrated. Same day as treatment I felt more alive(aware) and had clearer vision, second day I slept in for 4 more hours than normal.
  • 2nd, hour long Felt tired after, dehydrated again, eyes were more clear for 2 days and I felt more alive, more connected to my body. Had flu-like symptoms for a week after.
  • 3rd treatment, 1 hour Even though the unit was set to be the most gentle, I still felt every frequency quite strongly. Some people don't even feel the strongest settings! This time I did not experience flu-like side effects but I've had a constant headache for 2 weeks. My face also broke out with acne. I may or may not try more treatments.

-After thoughts-

The worst side effect I've had is the headache that hasn't gone away. I feel like the treatments have helped me detox, and helped my muscles with pain and inflammation. On the 3rd treatment I had a bad neck spasm that completely relaxed while the therapy progressed. The only thing keeping me from future treatment is the bad headache I have as a side effect. If after 3 or 4 treatments positive results are shown without negative effects then FSM seems like a good but costly option for people dealing with health issues..


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and is not medical advice. In no event will Optimum Health or its contributors be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss, damage, or injury.


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      21 months ago

      Does anyone know of a FSM practitioner in Johannesburg South Africa?

      How does it work buying a FSM machine without having all the training re the frequencies?


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      3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      *** HELLO, I am ALSO SELLING an "FSM PORTABLE DEVICE UNIT" that I paid $2,300 for 8 months ago. If anyone is interested, I am ONLY selling it for $1,800! I have also ONLY used it about 60 times. This definitely is not many. It helps treat MANY ailments! I have a list of Over 40 them and WHERE to put the PADS on your body for the health challenge. What's also great about this device is that you can take it with you when you leave the home! Please let me know if you are interested. My name is Bruce and my email is: - Thanks! :)

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      CK Thiruvathukal 

      3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I'm selling, because my illness requires a different treatment now. I have Lyme, bart, malaria, and more. It's really complex. Great treatment method and successful, but I am going for bee venom therapy now and herbal. I can be reached on FB at CK Thiruvathukal if interested.

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      3 years ago

      The headaches could be caused because you didn't drink enough water after the treatment to flush waste materials from your system. I would sometimes get a headache which would go away after drinking about a quart of water.

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      4 years ago

      Do you stillave this unit? h

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      4 years ago

      Why are you selling your machine? I am interested in purchasing one, just beginning my research.

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      4 years ago

      Have you sold you machine yet?

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      4 years ago

      I am trying to sell my unit. I noticed a price range and wondered how you arrived at that. I have one of Dr. McMakin's original, professional grade, FSM microcurrent machines. It allows for manual treatment. Use of gloves, pads, and probes, it is a good device. I paid $3000. I was hoping for about 50%. Any thoughts on pricing for resale?


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