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About Microcurrent Therapy
Microcurrent (often called MENS) is extremely small pulsating currents of electricity. Microcurrent units produce electrical current just above the levels of the electrical exchanges that occur at a cellular level in the human body. This is why microcurrent is readily accepted by the body’s cells when applied to the body using conductive electrodes.
The theory behind microcurrent therapy is that by introducing a surface application of microamperes to the body to it can restore lost positive and negative electrons. These electrons are the very essence of every living cell. The body is able to utilize this outside source of minute electrical currents to accelerate its own healing mechanisms.
When cells are damaged they become electrically imbalanced. Because microamperes are close to the electrical level of the body’s cells, the application of microcurrent is able to help re-balance a cell’s electricity. This returns damaged cells to a normal state and initiates cellular activity. Electrical current naturally takes the path of least resistance through the body, which means at the site of an injury the body’s electrical current will go around the defect rather than through it. Keep Reading...
Natural Facial Rejuvenation Looking for a way to naturally get younger looking, healthier skin? Microcurrent facial rejuvenation is the answer. Receiving your microcurrent facial from a professional esthetician or practitioner is an ideal and luxurious option, however sometimes it is hard to take time out of your busy day. Now when you don't have time to make it to the spa, you have an another alternative. The Matrix Facial Rejuvenation Program offers a way to effectively treat yourself to at-home spa days. No matter how busy your schedule, you can easily fit in a brief treatment to rejuvenate your face and improve your overall sense of well being.
Microcurrent: eZZi-Lift Facial Device The Avazzia eZZi-Lift microcurrent unit is a professional home microcurrent facelift system. The eZZi-Lift provides all of the well-known benefits of microcurrent, as well as the advanced biofeedback technology of the Avazzia BEST (biofeedback electrical stimulation technology) microcurrent devices. A unique feature of microcurrent facial treatments is that they are one of the few types of facial rejuvenation that actually benefits your entire body. Treatment varieties are available that enable you to stimulate facial acupoints along meridians or help the lymphatic system flush toxins from the body.
Treat Yourself: At-Home Spa Day By having your own facial rejuvenation program, it is convenient to fit into your daily routine and provides the option to also treat yourself to longer spa-quality sessions. Whenever you have a free moment - drinking your morning coffee, watching TV, or reading - simply turn on the unit and begin rejuvenating your face with microcurrent using the eZZi-Lift. Because the sessions can easily fit into your schedule, you are able to treat yourself frequently to maintain the improvements, which in turn results in less time needed per treatment. Additionally, at-home facial rejuvenation is extremely cost-effective. After the initial expenditure the savings quickly add up and the purchase ends up being paid for in the money you'll save from not going to the spa for a facial session. Keep Reading...
BEST Devices: Selecting a Device
Why BEST is best:
BEST devices outshine all other microcurrent units on the market, likening them to the distinction between smart phones and regular cell phones. The BEST devices provide a unique combination of features handheld and highly portable, a variety of treatment methods, and an interactive biofeedback feature. (See full article).
Selecting the Right Device
Over-the-Counter: The eZZi-Lift, Med-Best, and Med-Sport are affordable options that do not require prescriptions. The eZZi-Lift units are designed for facial skin massage and facial rejuvenation, improving tissue for tighter, smoother skin. While they still use biofeedback during the treatment, the eZZi- Lift devices do not have biofeedback alerts.
The Med-Best is classified as a therapeutic massager and is ideal for personal use to treat sore and chronic conditions. Massage therapists and acupuncturists are also discovering the benefits of incorporating the Med- Best into their practices. The next step up in over-the-counter models is the Med-Sport, which has an Acute Mode and is geared towards treating athletic injuries as well as for helping main- tain a physically active body.
Prescription & Professional: This category of devices is cleared by the FDA for the “symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain” as well as for post-surgery pain. For an individual requiring long-lasting relief for post-surgery or chronic pain, the Best-Pro1 is a good option. The Best-RSI implements the RSI mode, which is a stronger setting that was developed to provide even faster relief from severe pain. This unit is ideal for pain associated with chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.
The Pro-Sport is the most advanced option and is designed for use by healthcare professionals. This highly advanced microcurrent device incorporates all of the other units’ programs, additional modes, and the option to adjust output controls. It also has a digital display and progress indicators. For more information about the Pro-Sport and its advanced features, see ProSport Benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Deborah Powell
Why should I use microcurrent? Why is it an important type of therapy?
Microcurrent therapy has many benefits and is an excellent foundation for other types of therapies. Here are some examples of the benefits of treating with microcurrent:
- Improved circulation and dilated blood vessels
- Increased amount of red blood cells.
- Tendon and ligament recovery time is reduced by 50%.
- Nerve repair and healing without scar tissue.
- Stimulating lymph circulation.
- Elimination of wastes and toxins.
- Increased ATP* production up to 500% (ATP=adenosine triphosphate)
- Increased excretion of fluids through the kidneys.
- Lengthening the connective tissue, reducing or preventing formation of adhesion and reducing the danger of fibrosis.
- Improved circulation and nutrition to joints.
*ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) represents cells' energy. Stored ATP provides the energy needed for essentially all physiological mechanisms that require energy.
When is it beneficial to treat my body or my patients’ bodies with microcurrent?
Microcurrent can be used to aid many types of conditions. It provides pain relief and helps speed up recovery time from injuries and after surgery. Microcurrent therapy is also beneficial for general maintenance and relieving sore or achy muscles.
Is microcurrent FDA approved?
Yes, it is put in the same class (family) as TENS instruments. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, which means electrical stimula- tion applied to the body that goes through the skin. Keep Reading...
About MCT Patches: Self-Powered Microcurrent Patch
The Matrix MCT Patch is a battery-operated, disposable microcurrent unit great for 24/7 pain relief and to promote the body's own healing mechanisms. Studies have shown that microcurrent therapy promotes Type 1 collagen production, not Type 3 (scar tissue) in tendons and ligaments reducing the incidence of chronic degeneration and re-injury.
The MCT Patch is a drug-free treatment that is easy to use and store. The patches are safe around water and provide an average of 200 to 500 hours of use.
The MCT Patch can be used to treat any part of the body and offers the benefits of microcurrent therapy. Keep Reading...
Microcurrent: Hand Treatment
Treat your hand with microcurrent to benefit your entire body, for protocol Keep Reading...
Infrasound Therapy: Qi Gong Therapeutic Massager
What makes this unit unique from ordinary massagers on the market is that it has proven results, which has allowed it to be classified as a FDA-approved therapeutic massager. This means it the Qi Gong has been approved to be used by professional massage therapists and chiropractors.
- Maintaining joint comfort/ Relieves joint pain
- Relieving arthritis discomfort
- Soothes aches and pains
- Reducing hematomas, edemas, and other swelling
- Softens tight muscles
- Treating knees, hips, and backs
- and even more!
Sound waves are an excellent carrier of frequencies and are able to penetrate deep into the tissue, which improves blood circulation while relaxing tissue spasms. Users say that in some cases temporary relief will last for days, and that the overall condition often improves to the point of restored health. Keep Reading...
Infrasound Therapy: Acupressure Points Treatment Chart
Treatment points chart showing acupressure points that can be stimulated by the Mobile Medic infrasound massager. View full article on TherapyProducts.net
Chart by Sound Vitality
Light Therapy: Benefits, Applications, & Devices
Light therapy is an easy-to-use therapy that has a wide range of applications. The primary uses are for facials
, healing wounds, and reducing scar tissue. Skin irritations also benefit from light therapy, such as rashes, acne, fungus-related skin problems, and more. Other times light therapy is beneficial include, but are not limited to, treating arthritis, after a surgery, relieving sore muscles, reducing pain and inflammation (i.e. tendons and ligaments), and stimulating acupoints along the Chinese Meridians. Also, light therapy is an ideal tool if your skin is extremely sensitive, because it does not have to come in direct contact with the skin during treatments.
There are many light devices on the market, and a high-quality unit with added frequencies usually produces better results than devices with only light. Keep Reading...
Selecting a Microcurrent Device: Find the Right One for YOU
Microcurrent is used for reducing recovery time while administering soothing, safe, therapeutic treatment. There is a long list of conditions and injuries that respond well to microcurrent and it can be a beneficial foundation therapy
However, after making the decision to use microcurrent, there is still the challenging process of selecting the device that is right for you. Sorting out what product meets your needs and budget can be confusing, especially when you may not be aware of the primary differences between the types of devices.
The quality of the components used, the sophistication of the device, the price tag, and the conditions that will be treated are important factors to consider. The following are brief summaries of several types of microcurrent units, which cover basic information on the devices and generalized situations they are ideal for treating. Keep Reading...
Microcurrent Research: Clinical Studies
Additional articles include a newspaper article about Doug Casey using microcurrent for athletes in the 1980s and the Electro-Medical News that covers various athletes - track, football, Olympians, and more - and the use of microcurrent.
Microcurrent Therapy: Alleviating Joint Discomfort
A Whole Lifestyle Program: Using Therapy to Relieve Pain and Help in Health Improvement.
Are you in constant discomfort? Is it affecting your everyday activities? Have you been forced into a sedentary lifestyle? Read on to learn how you can change your life around using microcurrent therapy as part of your whole lifestyle program.
By regularly using microcurrent therapy it can help alleviate the short-term symptoms of discomfort and stiffness from joint problems, as well as aid in long-term improvement. Yet even with all of the known benefits of microcurrent, it is not a miracle cure for all discomfort or all conditions. Instead, it should be incorporated into a health program that addresses the cause of the issue and includes a nutritious diet, exercise, weight loss (if necessary), and an overall healthy lifestyle.
Yet sometimes, even when at a good weight and living a healthy lifestyle, people still develop arthritis and joint pain. By incorporating at-home therapy sessions into your daily routine it can drastically improve your quality of life. Keep Reading.
Microcurrent & Athletes: For Prevention, Maintenance, and Recovery
Injured. This simple word can have a major impact on professional and recreational athletes. Luckily, as an athlete you no longer have to be as susceptible to injuries and long downtime: microcurrent therapy is an effective option for injury prevention, physical maintenance, and shortening recovery.
The use of microcurrent can easily be incorporated into your daily routine, the handheld devices are fast, effective, and highly portable keep it in your sports bag to use whenever you have a moment. Additionally, you can receive microcurrent therapy sessions from professional practitioners.
There is a wide range of microcurrent therapy devices available on the market, which all implement the low-level electrical stimulation but have varying features and specifications. Smart devices that have biofeedback are ideal for athletes who need quick recovery and optimal maintenance. With the biofeedback microcurrent devices, it is easier than ever to receive the well-known benefits of microcurrent therapy at home, on the go, or between workouts. There are also other types of microcurrent devices are available. Keep Reading.
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