National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Published: 03rd March 2009
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Graduates of the National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent can offer this effective, science based treatment model to their patients.

Additional Information

Graduates of the National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent will need to purchase a microcurrent machine in order to be able to offer this treatment to their patients. Machines cost in the region of €5,000 (subject to currency fluctuations as machines are imported from the United States.


The National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent is an advanced certification qualification, delivered by the College of Complimentary Medical Education (CCME) and offers graduates the opportunity to treat patients with micro electrical charges which reduce pain and improve health.

This programme consists of one two day tutorial session and one three day tutorial session with both a practical and written examination on completion of the second three day tutorial. The course includes lecture time and hands on practice time. The lecture includes the research data and conceptual framework within which the observed and documented FSM effects can be explained. The concepts are from physics, biophysics and thermodynamics but are structured in lay terms.

The frequencies and treatment protocols for myofascial pain, disc, facet and nerve pain are taught on the first day. The protocols and frequencies for concussion, nervous system and visceral conditions and emotional issues are taught on the second and third day with examination taking place on the fourth day.

The course includes diagnostic procedures for inner ear concussion, discogenic and facet generated and neuropathic pain. The 6 hours of practical sessions include setting up and operating and caring for the machine and the gloves and how to use the protocols to treat various body parts. The treatment method and application is different than any other way of treating muscular pain for example because the hands are placed in such a way as to allow current to flow through the tissue being treated and pressure is used only to move the tissue while the frequency is breaking up the scar tissue.

Early enrolment is recommended and tuition fees should be included with enrolment form.

Entry Requirements

The National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent is open to qualified individuals including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, and neuromuscular therapists. Some other complementary therapists may also be eligible.

What is Frequency Specific Microcurrent?

FSM is used to treat nerve and muscle pain and many other conditions using specific frequencies and micro amperage current. There are hundreds of practitioners in the US, Australia and Canada using FSM to create remarkable changes in patients to reduce pain and improve health. Most of the time FSM produces immediate dramatic changes in tissue that make it an indispensable tool in treating pain and many other health concerns.

For example, there is one frequency that is only useful for shingles and herpes. In the shingles prodrome it eliminates the pain and prevents the blisters from breaking out. In herpes outbreaks it eliminates the pain and heals the blisters in hours with only a one hour treatment. This frequency combination is only good for this purpose and is not useful for anything else. We have not found anyone it does not work on or any other condition for which it is useful. In a blind animal study the frequency to reduce inflammation succeeded more effectively than any drug ever tested in this animal model. No other frequency reduced inflammation at all. The frequency specific effect is remarkable and reproducible.

Micro current is current in millionths of an ampere. An ampere is a measure of the movement of electrons past a point. Microamperage current is the same kind of current your body produces on its own within each cell. This is current in millionths of an amp. It is very small; there is not enough current to stimulate sensory nerves so the current flow cannot be felt but can be monitored using the conductance meter on the machine.

The History of FSM

Microcurrent was first used in the 1980s by physicians in Europe and the US for stimulating acupuncture points, stimulating healing in injured athletes and stimulating bone repair in non-union fractures.

Who is Dr. Carolyn McMakin?

Dr. McMakin developed protocols for the treatment of myofascial pain in 1996 and presented her clinical data at the American Back Society national meeting in December 1997. She published a paper on the "Treatment of chronic resistant myofascial pain in the head neck and face." in 1998 in Topics in Clinical Chiropractic. Dr. McMakin began teaching FSM in 1997 to see if the effects of FSM were reproducible. By June of 1997 it was clear that the effects were reproducible in the differential diagnosis of pain generators and neurologic conditions.

Originally developed in the early 1900s, Microcurrent was introduced as a battery operated therapy modality in the 1980s and Microcurrent devices deliver frequencies and current in millionths of an amp and have been shown in published studies to increase energy production in cells by 500%.

Frequency protocol development began in 1995 and Dr. McMakin began teaching FSM in 1997. Since then hundreds of practitioners around the world have taken the studied FSM and use this amazing technique to help patients recover from myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, concussion and many other health concerns.

Protocols for treating neuropathic pain were developed by Dr. McMakin in 1998. In 1999 she then developed a protocol for treating the full body pain from fibromyalgia caused by neck injuries. The paper was published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement therapies in July of 2005.

It documents unheard of changes in inflammatory cytokines and neuropeptides with the use of a specific frequency protocol and microcurrent application.

Dr. McMakin has spoken at fibromyalgia conferences and medical and complementary medical meetings around the US, Europe and Australia. She presented the cervical trauma fibromyalgia treatment data at the National Institutes of Health.

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