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Frequency Specific Seminars

The FSM Goal
Our goal is to treat every patient that wants to be helped by training practitioners who can treat them. And to teach, research, publish and promote FSM in such a way that it thrives.

Resonance Therapy History
Thousands of medical physicians and osteopaths used electromagnetic therapy devices to treat patients between 1900 and 1934. They did research and published their findings in journals, books and meetings.

In 1934, the American Medical Association declared that electromagnetic therapies, homeopathic remedies, nutrition and herbs were unscientific and that drugs and surgery were the future of medicine. Physicians were told that they would lose their license to practice medicine unless they stopped using the devices. The treatments and devices fell out of use and by the 1950s the machines were made illegal by the FDA.

In 1995, Carolyn McMakin, DC received a list of frequencies from an osteopath who brought a practice in 1946 that came with the device made in 1922 that came with a list of frequencies. The frequencies were used with a two-channel microcurrent device as if the descriptions on the list were correct. The results were immediate and fascinating. The frequencies appeared to do exactly and only what they were described as doing. Frequencies to reduce inflammation did that and only that. The frequency to remove scarring increased range of motion but had no effect on inflammation. The frequency to stop bleeding prevented bruising but did nothing for inflammation or range of motion.

After treating patients for over a year Dr. McMakin began teaching the technique in January 1997 to see if the effects were reproducible. By June 1997 it was apparent that students were achieving the same result that had been observed in the clinic. Classes continued to be taught in the US and around the world and there are now over 2000 FSM practitioners worldwide. The textbook, Frequency Specific Microcurrent in Pain Management, published by Elsevier, makes the frequency protocols for pain conditions available to the public. The Resonance Effect, published by North Atlantic Books, tells the FSM story and makes many of the frequency protocols for visceral conditions available.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)
FSM is a system of treatment using micro-amperage current and the resonance effect of frequencies on tissue and conditions to reduce symptoms and improve health. These are the answers to some of the most common questions about FSM.

What is microcurrent?
Microcurrent is current in millionths of an ampere. Micro-amperage current is the same kind of current your body produces on its own so you can`t feel the current. Microcurrent has been shown to increase energy production in cells by 500% and numerous papers document its ability to improve healing in wounds and fractures.

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What are the frequencies?
The FSM frequencies are electrical pulses measured in hertz or pulses per second. All of the FSM frequencies are below 1000 Hz.

What can the frequencies treat?
The frequencies appear to change pain, cellular function and even structure in a large number of clinical conditions. FSM is especially good at reducing inflammation, treating nerve, joint and muscle pain and dissolving or softening scar tissue. The frequencies to reduce inflammation have helped thousands of patients with inflammatory condition such as asthma, liver problems, irritable bowel, cardiovascular disease and diabetic neuropathies. Patients who are treated within four hours of new injuries such as auto accidents, sports injuries and surgeries have reduced pain and a greatly accelerated healing process due to the combined effects of the current and the frequencies.

There are no guarantees that every protocol is going to be effective in every patient. In general, the frequencies either work or don`t work and if they don`t work they simply have no effect. As long as appropriate proven therapies are not delayed or withheld, FSM `can`t hurt, might help`. Practitioners are trained in the concept that FSM is to be used as an adjunct to therapeutics appropriate to their discipline for the patient after proper diagnosis.

Are there any risks or dangers?
There are no risks to the patient that we know about as long as the practitioner follows the proper contraindications and precautions associated with both FSM and the use of the machine. There are frequencies used to remove scar tissue that should not be used within 6 weeks of a new injury. The device should not be used across the chest of patients with pacemakers. The FSM should not be used on patients known to be pregnant even though there have been no adverse reactions reported in pregnancy.

Does FSM work on everyone?
Patients who are dehydrated cannot benefit from FSM. Every patient is advised to drink at least one quart of water in the two hours preceding treatment. Patients who are chronically dehydrated may need to increase water intake for a few days for treatment to be effective.

The effectiveness of FSM depends almost entirely on an accurate diagnosis. Shoulder pain can come from muscles, tendons, bursas, nerves or the joint. FSM will treat all of these pain generators effectively, but the practitioner must treat the right tissue for the correct condition to affectively eliminate the pain. This principle applies to every condition.

Is FSM FDA approved?
The FDA has not evaluated the use of resonance therapy or frequencies. The statements made in the seminars apply only to observed clinical affects of FSM and are not intended as claims for any device. FSM does not make any claims about being able to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent any condition or disease.

Equipment Questions
The FSM devices offered by Precision Distributing, Inc. have FDA 510K certificates as if they were TENS devices for blocking pain. Microcurrent devices have 1000 times less current TENS devices but are in this category for regulatory convenience.

What machine is used for FSM
All of the FSM clinical and animal research was done with a two channel, battery operated microcurrent machine. Both the frequency and current can be set independently on each of the two channels. The frequencies are delivered with three-digit accuracy from 0.1 Hz to 999 Hz using an adjustable ramped square wave. The direct current is modified by circuitry to an alternating or polarized positive pulsed square wave. Any device that has the same parameters should be able to reproduce the published outcome if the diagnosis and treatment are correct.

What is the difference between microcurrent and a laser?
Microcurrent provides electrons and in published studies increases ATP production in cells. Lasers provide photons or light particles. Lasers oscillate at set frequencies and do provide beneficial results. They benefit patients by some other method than frequency specific resonance.

What is the difference between microcurrent and TENS?
Microcurrent is approved in the category of TENS devices by the FDA. TENS devices deliver a thousand times more current, in the milliamp range, create muscle contraction and block pain messages traveling up the spine to the brain. TENS devices simply block pain they do not increase cellular energy production.

What is the difference between microcurrent and ultrasound?
Ultrasound creates heat by vibrating the water molecules in tissue. It does not provide current nor does it change ATP status. Ultrasound provides beneficial results, but it is completely different than microcurrent.

Who can get a microcurrent machine?
The FSM microcurrent devices have 510K listings with the FDA and are available to those licensed to use electrical stimulation as part of their practice or on prescription by a physician. Patients and laypersons can only purchase a microcurrent device on prescription by their physician.

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The FSM motto
• Changing medicine one patient at a time
• Changing patient`s lives one practitioner at a time
• Changing one life can change the world

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