The photo above shows a sample setup with FSM where two wet towels are applied to the patient. The electrical leads are connected to the towels, and the wet towels provide conduction interface to the skin. The above setup only shows one unit being used for treatment, but more units may be used during a treatment depending on the needs of the patient. We find that several units are necessary to produce noticeable and significant results during a session.
During an FSM session most patients are set up on a plush bed with head and feet elevated to maximize comfort. For those who have trouble leaning backwards or difficulty moving to a bed, we offer arm chairs for therapy sessions as well. We have blankets and many other features to make the session as comfortable as possible.
For most people, Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy is something they cannot feel. So not only is it not painful, but the current intensity is so low that most people do not notice when the therapy is running.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent is complex therapy that requires training and lots of practice to be effective. The best training for FSM is available through Dr. Carolyn McMakin's organization, found at www.frequencyspecific.com. As such it is a good idea to look for practitioners listed on the practitioner referral page of that website to find a provider who has had enough training.
The timing of benefit from session of Frequency Specific Microcurrent varies between patients and depends on what is generating the pain. Many people report feeling better immediately after a session. Many patients report maximum benefit from a session 1-2 days after the session. We often recommend patients avoid strenuous activity following a session to maximize the potential benefit.
Around 10% of our patients report having minor and short-lived symptoms after a session. Adverse feelings may be lightheadedness, headache, dizziness, or a worsening of the pain being treated.