Using Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent therapy is one of the most controversial, yet intriguing treatments in modern medicine. According to many, it treats and cures an innumerable variety of ailments with surprising ease. On the other hand, its use has sometimes been inconsistent and ineffectual if improperly used.

The application of the therapy commonly referred as MENS (Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation) is in using small amounts of electrical currents to help relieve pain and heal the soft tissue of the body. Since injuries typically disrupt normal electrical activity, it is believed that applying similar electrical currents can enhance the healing process.

Modern microcurrent therapy is often compared to acupuncture, with the obvious absence of needles. Traditional acupuncture therapy has been shown to generate measurable electrical charges when properly applied, while draining excess energy when the needles are left in. Using the different format and tools, microcurrent systems accomplish a similar task.

Some of the benefits to patients are as follows:

  • Expedites the healing process
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Reduce or eliminate acute and chronic pain
  • Increases the ATP (energy) levels in the muscle
  • Reduces muscular fatigue
  • Relieve myofascial trigger points
  • Release muscle trigger points
  • Improves speed of soft tissue regeneration

The currents used within the microcurrent systems are very small, and rarely felt by the patient. Before the current is applied to the body, moist towels are placed on the skin where the microcurrent wires are attached.

Treatments can vary widely from just a few minutes to over an hour, although it should be noted that the longer and more frequent the duration, the more inflammation and pain are diminished. The amount of pain felt is often the best indicator of recovery, but it is advisable to avoid stopping treatments prematurely before affected tissues are fully healed.

For those unsure about if you can be helped by Microcurrent Therapy, it is wise to first seek the assistance of a trained physical therapist and to ask about the relevancy of the treatment on your specific malady. Additionally, if you are fortunate enough to have a natural health practitioner at your disposal, seek their advice before committing to a microcurrent system.

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