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Frequently Asked Questions

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Take a look at our top asked questions below. If we have not answered your question below, please get in touch with us here.

  • I've just injured myself. Is it safe to have treatment immediately?
    It is particularly useful if FSM is used as soon as possible after an acute new injury in terms of reducing inflammation, pain and enhancing speed and quality of recovery.
  • How soon after surgery may I receive treatment?
    It is also particularly useful if used in first four hour window immediately post surgery in terms of reducing inflammation, pain and enhancing speed and quality of recovery. (Certain frequencies for breaking down scar tissue should not be used within the first 6 weeks.)
  • What is difference between Microcurrent and Tens?
    Microcurrent devices are approved in the category of TENS devices by the FDA. They have been issued with FSA 510K certificates for uses as discussed.
  • What machines are used to deliver the Microcurrent?
    We use FSM machines sold by Precision distribution in the US and by Timewaver in Germany. The US machines run off 9v or 1.5 v batteries whilst the Timewaver device runs from mains electricity via converters. Both type of machines run two channels simultaneously. Both the frequency and current can be set independently on each of the two channels. These frequencies are delivered with 3 digit accuracy from 0.1 to 999 H.
  • Is frequency-specific microcurrent painful?
    Treatment with FSM is non-invasive and painless. The currents used in FSM are so low that the patient often does not feel them. During FSM treatment, patients may notice certain effects, including warmth and a softening of affected tissues.
  • How is frequency-specific microcurrent applied?
    To treat a patient with FSM, the caregiver first sets the frequencies to be used for that particular condition. In many cases, the frequencies are set at two different levels; for example, one microcurrent channel might be set at 10 Hz, and the second at 40 Hz. The current is most often applied with a moistened towel or with skin patches. It’s very important for the patient to be well hydrated (drink plenty of fluids) before FSM treatment.
  • ow long do the effects of a frequency-specific microcurrent treatment last?
    Depending on the condition and the patient’s level of pain, the effects of an FSM treatment for pain can last several days or longer. For acute injuries, lasting pain relief can often be achieved.
  • Are there any risks or dangers?
    FSM is contraindicated in several instances. Pregancy! It should not be used when the patient is pregnant Pacemakers! Infection. FSM is contra-indicative if an infection is knowingly present in the body and the patient is not taking antibiotics.
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