Microcurrent therapy is an innovative and non-invasive treatment that has many valuable applications in medicine. The treatment has been in use for many years and has been proven safe and effective.
What is Microcurrent Therapy?
The treatment involves the application of minute electrical stimulation of traumatized tissues. The cells of the body normally exchange electrical impulses to communicate. With microcurrent therapy, electrical impulses are used which are only slightly more powerful than those exchanged by the cells. Because the voltage levels used are so low, they do not cause any pain or discomfort and stimulate healing on a cellular level.
Often confused with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, (TENS), microcurrent therapy is similar to this proven and effective therapy. The important difference between these two methods of treatment is TENS works on the milliamperage, whereas microcurrent therapy works within the much lower microamperes range. This means microcurrent therapy is safer and can be applied to a much broader range of patients and conditions.
The Benefits of Microcurrent Therapy
The natural ability of the cells of our bodies to communicate electrically with each other can be interrupted by injury, disease, age, and trauma. This slows healing, isolating cells outside of the body’s internal communication network. Microcurrent therapy makes it possible for noncommunicative cells and tissues to reestablish their connections to neighboring cells.
Other benefits of Microcurrent therapy include;
- Improved circulation and dilated blood vessels.
- Elevated red blood cell counts
- Repair nerve damage
- Healing with reduced scar tissue
- Improved lymph circulation.
- Aids with the elimination of cellular wastes and toxins
- Improved ATP production up to 500%
- Enhanced excretion of fluids via the kidneys
- Lengthening the connective tissues, reducing the formation of adhesions with a lower risk of fibrosis
- Improved circulation to joints, ligaments and connective tissue
Common Chiropractic Uses for Microcurrent Therapy
This pain-free, non-surgical treatment is particularly well suited for chiropractic purposes. This is because bones, connective tissues, cartridge, and joints are especially prone to suffer from poor circulation and long-term trauma. The special structural characteristics of these musculoskeletal systems make them susceptible to losing their natural electrical connections to neighboring tissues. This, it is believed, is part of the reason why so many knee, back, and neck issues become chronic and are abnormally slow to heal.
Microcurrent therapy is used to treat diabetic ulcers, herpes, sciatica, and neuropathic conditions just to name a few.