MicroCurrent Electro Therapy Rejuvenation

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Micro Plus - Microcurrent Electrical Nerve Stimulator is a great start into using Microcurrent for healing and rehab

Micro Plus Unit is a Microcurrent Electrical Nerve Stimulator is a Two Channel analog device with 3 polarity settings (positive, negative, or dual polarity). The device has adjustable Pulse Rate 0.5-120Hz, Pulse Duration 1-3s, and Micro / Milliamp Control. The unit is powered by one 9-Volt battery. Comes with case, lead wires and electrodes.

Microcurrent electrical therapy proves to be a safe and effective means for reducing the healing time and bacterial contamination.  This therapy can be done in an animal hospital or at home with the appropriate instructions. Since the device is reusable after the wound heals, it is an economical approach that may prove superior to other conventional long-term wound management measures.

MicroCurrent is also call MENS(microcurrent electrical neuro stimulation), electotherapy and Frequency Specific MicroCurrent among others

Research has shown that micro-current has the greatest potential of all present electrical stimulation based therapies.  Click here for Studies on Microcurrent

Our Microcurrent unit can be switched from positive polarity to negitive polarity or can run in both polarities.  Most Microcurrent units do not have this useful feature.  

The Positive Current Polartiy Mode Of MicroCurrent

The positive mode works to constrict blood vessels similar to ice so patients see and feel improvement quickly.

Reduces Swelling

Helps Prevent Stiffness

Greater Increase Of Range Of Motion


The Negative Mode Works Similar To Heat To Dilate Blood Vessels And Promote Better Blood Circulation.

Increases Circulation

Brings Nutrient-rich Blood To The Injured Area’s

Draws Fluid Away From Injured Body Tissue

Promotes The Natural Healing Process


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should you use positive or negative polarity to the treatment site?

A: You would use positive mode (+) for a new injury or immediately after surgery (within 24-48 hours) if you need to control swelling and reduce pain.

You would use negative mode (-) for a chronic injury or 24-48 hours following surgery or injury to help dilate blood vessels and promote better blood circulation.

We often suggest that the system switch remain in the center on both positive and negative polarity.  This allows the body to use what is needed at the time.  


The best thing about using MicroCurrent is that you can not HARM or do too much.  Results are astounding and cumulative.   Give it a try.  You will not be disappointed. 


 Warranty Terms(Please Read):
The warranty for this product covers the device itself.  The warranty does not cover damages caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, or abuse of the device or any of its components. Please keep in mind that Lead Wires (the wires that connect the device to the electrodes) are not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty for this device. The periodic replacement of lead wires and disposable electrodes is part of the upkeep of any electrotherapy device.

20% restocking fee will be charged on all returns of this device in new condition.  

Please note that the use of this equipment is not intended to replace competent professional advice and diagnosis. Any problem your horse may have must first assessed by a qualified vet and we strongly recommends that one follows their treatment protocol, you can use microcurrent in-between veterinary visits as long as you discuss your plan of treatment have their acknowledgement of including it within the treatment protocol.

Specifications:
Output Current
0 - 5 mA adjustable
0 - 1000 µA adjustable 
Intensity dial corresponds numerically
(See below for amplitude output chart)
Polarity: Positive, Negative or Alternating
with 1, 2, or 3 second pulse adj.
Output Voltage 0 - 2.5 Volts DC
Pulse Rate (Frequencies)
0.5 - 1.3 - 10 - 80 - 120 Hz selectable 
Wave Form: Square 
Power Source : 9 Volt Battery 
Battery Life Approx.: 18 Hrs.
Size 3.9" x 2.75" x 1"
(9.90cm x 6.98cm x 2.54cm)
Weight 4.6oz (132 grams)
Carrier Freq. 14,000 cycles (Hz)
Tolerances + / - 10%
Output parameters are across a 
15,000 ohm resistance (load).
Unit Comes With: 
Soft carry case 
Package of self adhesive electrodes
9 volt battery and instruction booklet

Warranty Terms(Please Read):
The warranty for this product covers the device itself.  The warranty does not cover damages caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, or abuse of the device or any of its components. Please keep in mind that Lead Wires (the wires that connect the device to the electrodes) are not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty for this device. The periodic replacement of lead wires and disposable electrodes is part of the upkeep of any electrotherapy device.

20% restocking fee will be charged on all returns of this device in new condition.  

Please note that the use of this equipment is not intended to replace competent professional advice and diagnosis. Any problem your horse may have must first assessed by a qualified vet and we strongly recommends that one follows their treatment protocol, you can use microcurrent in-between veterinary visits as long as you discuss your plan of treatment have their acknowledgement of including it within the treatment protocol. 



1. What is MicroCurrent Therapy?

MicroCurrent Therapy is a form of electric medicine used to naturally and safely stimulate cell growth, renewal and healing. It uses extremely low amounts of electricity measured in millionths of an Amp that most people can hardly feel.

 

To give you an idea of exactly how low this is, it would take one million times the units of electricity used in this therapy to light up a one watt light bulb. As most light bulbs used in the home are 60 watts, you would need to multiply this low level of electricity by sixty million times to light up an everyday household bulb.


The body’s batteries
Think of the cells in your body as being a bit like a dry cell battery in your car. When the battery is fully charged, the car starts and everything works fine. When the car battery is discharged or flat, sometimes all its needs is a “jump start”, a small amount of electricity, and everything is fine again.

 

Sick cells are merely like discharged cells: This may be an oversimplification, but is the best way to explain the technology of MicroCurrent Therapy in lay person terms.

 

Scientists have found that different microcurrent frequencies have different effects meaning this revolutionary medicine contains infinite applications and possibilities, especially in the areas of healthy new cell renewal and stimulation. The applications of MicroCurrent Therapy appear to be endless!

 

2. MicroCurrent Therapy – what is it and how does it work?

 

Introduction

In order to understand how MicroCurrent Therapy is able to achieve such amazing results, we need to explain a bit about how cells get their energy. In layman’s terms, here goes…..

 

Cell energy – the most important factor in keeping the body well

The cell is the basic component of all living things and they work ceaselessly to nourish, repair, and renew themselves. This ongoing activity, called "cell metabolism", requires energy which is provided by a substance created within the cell called ATP (adenosine-triphosphate).

 

Cell metabolism generates wastes that the body must get rid of. As well as eliminating these worn-out or dead cells, the body also needs to get rid of undigested or partially digested foods, chemicals taken in from water, cigarette smoking, alcohol and caffeine, the environment, and medications.

 

When waste products build up, they impede microcirculation to cells and tissues, decreasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients carried to the cells which, in turn, slows cellular activity reducing the amount of wastes eliminated from the cells. As a result, even more waste builds up so the cells function even less. This vicious cycle continues and can eventually lead to very serious health problems and, in severe cases, even death.

 

 

Cells and microcurrents

One of the key mechanisms within the cell that eliminates the waste is the “Sodium-Potassium Pump”. This keeps the cell in balance by pumping excess Sodium out of the cell and bringing Potassium into the cell. This pumping action needs a minute amount of electricity which can be measured in microamps (a millionth of an Amp).

 

When a cell does not function properly it does not generate sufficient electricity for the pump to work – a bit like a torch battery that only has enough energy to make the bulb glow rather than give off a bright beam of light!

 

In effect, MicroCurrent Therapy is able to ‘jump-start’ the cell by giving it the amount of energy needed to start functioning at the correct level. It should be stressed that the levels of current required are so small that they can not be felt.

 

As a result of adding low (microamp) levels of electric current, MicroCurrent Therapy mimics the body's own electrical impulses (also in microamps) and can therefore help the body recuperate, promote pain relief, relax muscles, dissolve scar tissue and improve healing, all at greatly accelerated rates.  In fact, animal experiments have shown that these benefits can occur up to 5 times faster with MicroCurrent Therapy than in control subjects.

 

What’s more, once the body has been ‘recharged’ it is able to continue to work at the correct rate, so the ability of the body to repair itself continues long after the therapy session has finished.




3. Don’t Go Blind!

It is believed that micro-current stimulation restores cellular electrical balance by changing potentials across cell membranes. This may alter the levels of certain ions and molecules toward a desirable equilibrium. Other physiological effects are believed to be produced: reduction of alkalinity proximate the passage of electrical current and the production of low levels of hydrochloric acid which can scavenge free radicals; attraction of oxygen to the region; localized vasoconstriction and vasodialation; reduction of local hemorrhage; sedation; increased tonicity of local tissues; antisepsis; production of desirable fibroplasia; and reduced neuromuscular irritability

 

Stimulation through the eyes allows access to 25% of the total blood volume of the body in a typical 20 minute treatment session. The blood consists of many cells which exist to capture electro-magnetic energy to control and direct biochemical reactions. This also includes animating and mineralizing the blood by adjusting the ph. Also, with blindness producing disease, inflamed retinal cells eventually lose cell function. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels drop, protein synthesis drops, the electrical resistance goes up, and cell membrane electrical potential goes down and cellular waste management diminishes. Basically, the cells seem to go dormant for a time before they die. 

So, it is believed that, if electrical stimulation is provided to the cells before they die, blood vessel permeability is increased, a more normal cellular electrical potential will be achieved, the ATP levels will increase, and protein synthesis will occur again. This has important implications also for increased nerve conduction. By increasing the flicker fusion resolution and refresh rates Micro-current therapy increases signal strength to the brain. The macula has 128 million pixels or 100 million more than a high resolution TV monitor. As the action potentials increase from increased ATP production there is an increase in signal strength, conduction, and transmission serially to facilitate rod and cone re-polarization, regeneration, and visual processing.

As mentioned above, MCS Therapy works by increasing intracellular ATP (adenosine triphosphate) concentrations, enhancing protein synthesis, and stimulating the cells ability to absorb nutrients (Ngok Cheng, M.D.). It is theorized that through these mechanisms, MCS Therapy improves RPE efficiency and thereby may restore and/or improve macular function. In a 20 minute exposure to 500 micro-amps of stimulation ATP production is increased by 500%. ATP is synthesized in the mitochondria process known as the Krebs Cycle, the sequence of reactions in the mitochondria that complete the oxidation of glucose in respiration.

 

Kroll and Guerrieri have shown age related changes in mitochondrial metabolism resulting in a decrease of the ATP synthase activity. Guerrieri has gone further to show functional and structural differences of the mitochondria F0F1 ATP synthase complex in aging rats. It is theorized that many retinal diseases, at least in part, are due to a decrease in mitochondria function and the subsequent decrease in intracellular ATP. This decrease in mitochondria function results from free radical damage and the mutation of mtDNA (mitochondria DNA). It is interesting to note the genetic link between ATP and retinal disease. ATP Synthase (ATPase) is an enzyme which catalyzes the synthesis of ATP. A genetic defect in the ATPase 6 Gene has now been implicated in Retinitis Pigmentosa.

 

4. An Introduction to Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET)

 

Joseph M. Mercola and Daniel L. Kirsch (1995) coined the term “microcurrent electrical therapy” (MET) to define a new form of electromedical intervention using biocompatible waveforms.

 

Patrick DeBock (2000), a physiotherapist at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, recently compared MET with TENS based on the Eight Parameter Law which covers every possible influence in electrotherapy.

 

In his conclusion, DeBock states, “MET has a completely different mechanism, which at this time is not fully understood, but works on a cellular level…It looks as if TENS is going to lose this competition…MET will, in most cases, be much more satisfying than TENS because of the longer lasting and more intense effects.”

 

A growing body of research shows the effectiveness of MET to do more than control pain. It can actually accelerate and even induce healing. When a wound is dry, its bioelectric current flow is shut off. Eaglstein and Mertz (1978) have shown moist wounds to resurface up to 40% faster than air-exposed wounds. Falanga (1988) found that certain types of occlusive dressings, like Duoderm, accelerate the healing of wounds. It is probable that these dressings achieve their effects by promoting a moist environment (Kulig, Jarski, & Drewek, 1991). The moisture may allow endogenously produced current to flow more readily through the injury, and thus promote wound healing. Electrical stimulation of the wound has a similar effect, and also tends to increase the amount of growth factor receptors which increases the amount of collagen formation (Falanga, 1987).

 

Electricity was first used to treat surface wounds over 300 years ago when charged gold leaf was found to prevent smallpox scars (Robinson, 1925). There are several recent studies supporting the beneficial effects of treating wounds with an artificial current (Goldin, 1981; Jeran, 1987; Ieran, 1990; Mulder, 1991). Experimental animal wound models in the 1960’s demonstrated that electrical intervention results in accelerated healing with skin wounds resurfacing faster, and with stronger scar tissue formation (Carey & Lepley, 1962; Assimacopoulos, 1968).

 

Assimacopoulos (1968a) published the first human study using direct current for wound healing. He documented complete healing in three patients with chronic leg ulcers due to venous stasis after six weeks of electrical therapy. One year later Wolcott and Wheeler (1969) published the most frequently cited work in the history of electrical wound healing.. They used direct currents of 200-1,000 microamperes on 67 patients.

 

Gault and Gatesn (1976) repeated the Wolcott and Wheeler protocol on 76 additional patients with 106 ischemic skin ulcers. Rowley et al. (1974) studied a group of patients having 250 ischemic ulcers of various types. These included 14 symmetrical control ulcers. The electrically stimulated ulcers had a fourfold acceleration in healing response compared to the controls. Carley and Wainapel (1985) performed one of the only studies on this subject published with equal and randomized active and control groups. All of these studies documented significant accelerated healing from electrical stimulation.

 

One additional consistent observation in these studies was a reversal of contamination in the wounds. Wounds that were initially contaminated with Pseudomonas and/or Proteus were usually sterile after several days of MET. Other investigators have also noticed similar improvements and encourage the use of this therapy as the preferred treatment for indolent ulcers (Kaada, Flatheim, & Woie, 1991; Barron & Jacobson, 1985; Lundeberg, Eriksson, & Malm, 1992; Alvarez et al., 1983). Additionally, no significant adverse effects resulting from electrotherapy on wounds have been documented (Weiss, 1990). A review of the literature by Dayton and Palladino (1989) shows that MET is clearly an effective and safe supplement to the non-surgical management of recalcitrant leg ulcers.

 

Some of these studies used unipolar currents that were alternated between negative and positive based on various criteria. Some researchers initially used negative current to inhibit bacterial growth and then switched to positive current to promote healing. To date no study has compared this variable of MET. However, there is some compelling basic science research, and one animal study suggesting that a biphasic waveform, which provides both negative and positive current, may be better in that it both sterilizes the wound and promotes wound healing (Stromberg, 1988; Windsor, Lester, & Herring, 1993).

 

In the 1960’s Robert O. Becker (1985) demonstrated that electrical current is the trigger that stimulates healing, growth, and regeneration in all living organisms. He found that repair of injury occurs in response to signals that come from an electrical control system, and suggested that this system became less efficient as we age. Becker developed his theory of biological control systems based on concepts derived from physics, electronics, and biology. He postulated that the first living organisms must have been capable of self-repair, otherwise they never would have survived. The repair process requires a closed-loop system. A specific signal is generated, called the current of injury, which causes another signal to start repair. The injury signal gradually decreases over time with the repair process, until it finally stops when the repair is complete.

 

Such a primitive system does not require demonstrable consciousness or intelligence. In fact, many animals actually have a greater capacity for healing than humans. Science has amassed a vast amount of information on how the brain and nervous system work. Most of this research involves the action potential as the sole mechanism of the nerve impulse. This is a very sophisticated and complex system for the transfer of information. It is helpful to compare this conceptualized concept of the nervous system to a computer.

 

The fundamental signal in both the computer and the nervous system is a digital one. Both systems transfer information represented by the number of pulses per unit of time. Information is also coded according to where the pulses originate, where they go and whether or not there is more than one channel of pulses feeding into an area. All our senses (e.g., smell, taste, hearing, sight and touch) are based on this type of pulse system. Like a computer, the nervous system operates remarkably fast and can transfer large amounts of information as digital on and off data.

 

It is unlikely that the first living organisms had such a sophisticated system. Becker believes they must have had a much simpler mechanism for communicating information because they did not need to transmit large amounts of sophisticated data. Accordingly, they probably used an analog system. An analog system works by means of simple DC currents. Information in an analog system is represented by the strength of the current, its direction of flow, and slow wavelength variations in its strength. This is a much slower system than the digital model. However, the analog system is extremely precise and works well for its intended purpose.

 

Becker theorizes that primitive organisms used this analog type of data-transmission and control system for repair. He postulates that we still have this primitive nervous system in the perineural cells of the central nervous system. These cells comprise 90% of the nervous system. The perineural cells have semiconductor properties that allow them to produce and transmit non-propagating DC signals. This system functions so vastly different from the “all or none” law of propagation of the nerve action potentials that Becker called this the fourth nervous system.

 

This analog system senses injury and controls repair. It controls the activity of cells by producing specific DC electrical environments in their vicinity. It also appears to be the primary primitive system in the brain, controlling the actions of the neurons in their generation and receipt of nerve impulses. Accordingly, as knowledge of this aspect of our nervous system is uncovered, another mystery of brain physiology may be explained, including the regulation of our consciousness and decision-making processes. Given this understanding, the application of the correct form of electrical intervention is a powerful tool for treating pain, initiating the endogenous mechanisms for healing, and altering states of consciousness.

 

Chang (1982) proposed another mechanism for MET. His research showed that microcurrent stimulation increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) generation by almost 500%. Increasing the level of current to milliampere levels actually decreased the results. Microcurrent was also shown to enhance amino acid transport and protein synthesis in the treated area 30 to 40% above controls.

 

It would be helpful to review the cellular nature of an injury to fully appreciate the importance of Chang’s research. Becker (1985) has shown that trauma will affect the electrical potential of cells in damaged tissues. Initially the injured site has a much higher resistance than that of the surrounding tissue. Basic physics dictates that electricity tends to flow towards the path of least resistance. Therefore endogenous bioelectricity avoids areas of high resistance and takes the easiest path, generally around the injury. The decreased electrical flow through the injured area decreases the cellular capacitance ( Windsor, 1993). As a result, healing is actually impaired. This may be one of the reasons for inflammatory reactions. Pain, heat, swelling, and redness are the characteristics of inflamed tissues. Electricity flows more readily through these hot inflammatory fluids.

 

The correct microcurrent application to an injured site augments the endogenous current flow. This allows the traumatized area to regain its capacitance. The resistance of the injured tissue is then reduced allowing bioelectricity to enter the area to reestablish homeostasis. Therefore microcurrent electrical therapy can be viewed as a catalyst helpful in initiating and sustaining the numerous chemical and electrical reactions that occur in the healing process.

 

When a muscle experiences trauma it goes into spasm to protect itself. This decreases its blood supply reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients that reach it. The decreased circulation causes an accumulation of metabolic waste products. This acts as noxious input resulting in pain.

 

Adenosine triphosphate is an essential factor in the healing process. Large amounts of ATP, the cell’s main energy source, are required to control primary functions such as the movement of vital minerals, like sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, into and out of the cell. It also sustains the movement of waste products out of the cell. Injured tissues are deficient in ATP. As MET restores circulation and replenishes ATP, nutrients can again flow into injured cells and waste products can flow out. This is necessary for the development of healthy tissues. As ATP provides the energy tissues require for building new proteins, it also increases protein synthesis and membrane transport of ions.

 

Chapter Reprint: A Practical Protocol for Electromedical Treatment of Pain in Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. by Daniel L. Kirsch, Ph.D., D.A.A.P.M., Mineral Wells, Texas. Copyright 2001

Microcurrent can also be used for Iontophoresis - the ability to deliver medications directly to a site using current. Although traditional means of iontophoresis have been restricted to that of galvanic devices, recent studies indicate modern microcurrent devices using alternating current to be far superior and include cumulative results of improved ATP levels, collagen and elastin production and blood circulation.


 

Please note that the use of this equipment is not intended to replace competent professional advice and diagnosis. Any problem your horse may have must first assessed by a qualified vet and we strongly recommends that one follows their treatment protocol, you can use microcurrent in-between veterinary visits as long as you discuss your plan of treatment have their acknowledgement of including it within the treatment protocol.

 

What is microcurrent technology?

There are many different disciplines in the vast field of electrophysical technology. Their conjunctive relationship is the natural electrical current operating within the body. One difference between each discipline is the method of approach to the body with respect to this current.

Microcurrent is not only a term, but also a technology that grew out of the expansive field of electrophysiology. Modern medical science acknowledges multiple processes in the body that are electrical. Every cell in the body can be seen as an "electrical generator" which generates electrical currents. These currents are measured often by means of electrical activities in the skin (GSR), the brain (EEG), the heart (EKG), and the muscles (EMG). (Moss) Microcurrent technology works hand in hand with these currents. This technology recognizes the body as a self-healing organism and supports its many natural occurring functions. In turn, microcurrent achieves a variety of results in the many facets of youth, health and wellness.

"Weak stimuli increases physiologic activity and very strong stimuli inhibit or abolish activity."
-Arndt-Shultz Law

The body is an electrical being and the health of it depends on the energy currents that run through the body. When the body suffers a trauma, (acne, sprain, fatigue etc ... ) it encapsulates itself in some manner for healing purposes (inflammation, swelling, spasm etc ... ). During a healing crisis such as this, normally free flowing currents will circumvent the area of trauma and travel around it. This happens because electrical current always takes the path of least resistance. (Arndt,Schulz) As a result, the flow of electricity in the traumatized area is significantly reduced or possibly void. At this point, the body as a self-healing organism is not recovering optimally.

Coupled with a trauma and a healing crisis, the details of the body’s needs are now more severe. In order to return to a homeostatic condition the body must regenerate and heal itself. This process begins within the body at the cellular level. The injured cells need increased oxygen, protein synthesis, ion exchange and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). (Cheng) The polarity of the cells must be re-balanced, waste and toxins must be eliminated quickly and the absorption of nutrients and reduction of microbes is essential.

Microcurrent stimulates the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is stored cellular energy that allows a cell to function. This in turn triggers the body’s natural bio-chemical healing process. This process allows intracellular fluids to be restored, electrolyte levels to be replenished, and the absorption of nutrients. The stimulation of intracellular calcium further strengthens cellular balance and healing. Amino acid uptake is increased, as well as protein synthesis, which assists in tissue repair. Blood circulation and lymphatic flow are increased. These vital functions are increased five fold with microcurrent technology to promote optimal healing and regeneration of cells and tissue. (Cheng)

Microcurrent uses a direct current that travels in a waveform. It is a current with extremely low amperage that operates optimally below the threshold of pain. It is operable only between 1 and 1000 micro-amps. It is completely normal for people to feel next to nothing during microcurrent treatments.

The operator usually directs the current with probes, pads, sleeves or gloves. Microcurrent is utilized worldwide to facilitate and promote healing, regenerate epithelial tissue, and rejuvenate muscle tissue. (Alvarez)

In the esthetics arena microcurrent is primarily utilized to treat serious demands and indications such as muscle lifting and toning, skin firming, acne, pigmentation, scars, pre and post-op healing, cellulite treatments, product ionization, and lymphatic drainage of the face and body. It is a popular non-invasive technology, which gives the client freedom to attain antiaging goals without the recovery and downtime of surgeries and other aggressive treatments. Contraindictions for microcurrent use include chronic illness, pacemakers, pregnancy, epilepsy, thrombosis,phlebitis, and cancer.

Microcurrent technology provides a re-education to muscles. Clinicians can tone and lift muscles on the face or body with microcurrent by using lengthening and shortening techniques. This is achieved by targeting the origin and insertion points of the muscles.

A lengthening technique is typically used on a contractile muscle, such as the corruga- muscle located between the eyebrows. The clinician is able to manipulate the corrugator muscle with microcurrent in order to relax and re-educate it. As a result, the deep creases that can appear between the brows are significantly diminished. The same re-eclucative principles are used for shortening techniques. The masseter muscle, also known as the cheek, is prone to elongate, commonly referred to as elastosis. To combat elastosis, microcurrent is used from the origin and insertion points to shorten the muscle and re-educate it to stay tone and tight, thereby reversing the effects of aging.

Microcurrent technology offers a concept that is preventative for younger clients and rejuvenating for mature clients. Mature clients usually experience dramatic results that are almost always immediate and continue to improve and sustain with repetitive treatments. A standard treatment course would ideally consist of 10 - 12 treatments over a period of four to six weeks and a maintenance treatment every month to retain the improved muscle tone.

Pre and post-op microcurrent treatments can amplify results and promote healing function 5 times faster than the body is normally capable of performing during a healing crisis. Depending on the circumstances, this treatment can facilitate desired outcomes such as less scarring, crusting, and inflammation.

Cellulite treatments are heightened by utilizing microcurrent to increase blood circulation, metabolism, and lymphatic flow, all of which help to combat the fatty pockets which settle into colonies of excess fat beneath the surface of the skin.

Lymphatic drainage techniques are enhanced with microcurrent as it facilitates the lymph to move more readily to the terminus. Microcurrent uses a negative current at the terminus, and the positive current for the manipulation of the lymphatic fluids. The lymph is readily drawn toward the negative charge at terminus for proper drain age. This procedure can be done through manual manipulation with the use of gloves or unattended with the use of pads. Lymphatic procedures are beneficial to heal and purify the cells of the body.

Microcurrent Education
Another very important point about microcurrent is the education about the procedures for utilizing the technology. Due to the diversified uses of microcurrent there are many different applications and techniques. Operators must understand and practice proper techniques at all times in order to attain optimal results. These steps are paramount for quality results.

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It has long been accepted that low intensity electricity has the potential to influence and alter biological and physiological processes. Research has shown that micro-current has the greatest potential of all present electrical stimulation based therapies. However, clinicians have been slow to recognize micro-current treatment as a real alternative to current treatment modalities because, until recently, researchers have been more interested in what a microcurrent does to tissue rather than how it does it.  Minglewood Solutions believes that identifying exactly how micro-current therapy works is pivotal to delivering the optimal treatment.


Normally, body cells are constantly chemically and electrically communicating with each other. However, an injury or trauma sets up an electro-chemical ’knot’ which can stop or slows down a normal physiological process, such as healing. The theory behind micro-current therapy, which to a greater extent has been explained, is that this knot does not result in the cells being fundamentally spoiled but simply that the vital communication pathways between the cells have been disrupted. The passing of a low ampere electric current to the damaged area works to ‘untie the knot’ and re-stimulate the communication pathways between damaged or infected cells. The micro-current is particularly effective at targeting cells involved in repair work, which reproduce faster than most other cells, thereby accelerating the closure of even the most difficult of wounds. 

Research indicates that a controlled and cell specific micro-current stimulates the production of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP), restores the intra/extra-cellular sodium, potassium and calcium balance and increases the production of hydroxyprolin. In addition, it results in a significant increase in the uptake of amino-isobutyric acid which is essential for protein synthesis and trans-membrane transport. It has also been found that the recovery of the cell wall prevents leakage of pain-causing substances (histamine, bradykinine, lactic acid) which results in reduction of pain.  

Contact our office for more information on this remarkable healing device.