Microcurrent therapy is a form of treatment used for patients with soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. It is very similar to electrical stimulation therapy, as electrodes are placed on the skin over the affected tissue, but it differs in that the patient’s muscles are not physically stimulated. As the muscles are not stimulated you will not feel anything while the treatment is in process.
Each of our bodies has a natural electrical current the enables the cells to communicate more effectively. Microcurrent mimics our body’s natural electrical current, triggering several chemical reactions at a cellular level. When our body experiences an injury or disease, the electrical currents are disrupted. Without these currents, the cells cannot function optimally. When cells are not functioning or communicating properly, it results in a decrease in our body’s natural healing process.
Microcurrent therapy works to restore the electromagnetic field within our body so that the cells are more adaptable, and communication is increased. This in turn helps to speed up healing process of the body. Research regarding microcurrent therapy is still limited but it has been shown to decrease pain and reduce inflammation and is even being used to preform (non-surgical) facelifts due to its ability to both increase the bodies ATP and increase the body’s natural elastin and collagen production.