In the 1920s and 1930s, Georges Lakhovsky, a French scientist, brought his unique equipment to America. In his years of research, he found that every cell of the body is like a little electrical energy generator. When there is a problem in any part of the body, electrical balance of the cells in that area shifts and they stop producing electrical energy in the normal manner. The electrical imbalance, in turn, prevents the body from recovering in full force.
Lakhovsky used electric medicine to detect electrical imbalances and naturally and safely stimulate the skin and muscles with subtle sub-sensory levels of complementary electric currents. The resulting restoration of electrical balance allowed his patients to begin speedy recovery.
Where TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is used for the relief of pain, Microcurrent, because of its proximity to our own body’s current, is thought to work on a more cellular level.
Micro-Current Stimulation Therapy is the next generation equipment in electrical medicine. In the last 100 years, the mechanism of function of Micro-Current Stimulation has been extensively explored. The cellular function of Micro-Current Stimulation therapy has been tied to cellular production and retention of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP is the energy molecule that is essential in protein synthesis that is necessary for healing and regeneration. The imbalance of ATP in the cell due to trauma of the tissue results in the decreased production of sodium and an increase in metabolic wastes (SEE DETOX PROTOCOL), perceived as pain. The use of Micro-Current at an injured site helps realign the body’s electrical current and increase the production of ATP, resulting in an increased rate of recovery. As Micro-Current Therapy is most known for its ability to decrease perceived pain, it is unsurprising that it is often referred to as “needle-free acupuncture”.
Unlike the old electric medicine of 100 years ago, Micro-Current Stimulation uses extremely low units of electricity amounting to one millionth of a watt. To give you an idea of how low a dose of electricity that is, it would take one million times the units of electricity used in this therapy to light a 1 watt light bulb. In fact, the stimulation is perceived by the patient as either light tingling or not at all.
Micro-Current Stimulation is like nothing else you have ever tried for pain and stress relief.