FSM PROVIDES PRACTITIONERS WITH A POWER TOOL TO ADD TO THEIR PRACTICE
FSM was developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin in 1995 using frequencies passed on from an osteopath in Canada who had a practice that came with a machine made in the 1920’s. 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. In 1998, she published the paper on the “Treatment of chronic resistant myofascial pain in the head, neck, and face” in Topics in Clinical Chiropractic. In addition to other published FSM paper.
WE LITERALLY WROTE THE BOOK ON TREATMENT
Dr. McMakin’s textbook “Frequency Specific Microcurrent in Pain Management” was published by Elsevier in 2011.
Dr. McMakin began teaching FSM in 1997 to see if the effects of FSM were reproducible. By June 1997 it was clear that the effects were reproducible and the seminars have evolved into a four-day intensive class in the use of frequency protocols, the differential diagnosis of pain generators, and neurologic conditions.
HISTORY OF THE FSM PROCESS
Frequency Specific Microcurrent or FSM was developed in 1995 as a way of treating muscle and nerve pain by using frequencies found on a list that came with a medical device developed in 1922 and applying them with a two-channel microcurrent device.
Medical and osteopathic physicians in the US and the UK began experimenting with electrical therapies and frequencies in the late 1800’s. By 1922 there were thousands of physicians using frequency devices to treat a great number of conditions. The research and methods were recorded in books and journals such a Electromedical Digest and physicians shared their research, results and findings at meetings of groups such as the Pathometric and Electromedical Societies.
MODERNIZATION OF A LONG-USED PROCESS
The frequencies were developed in the early 1900s and were used with funky-looking electronic equipment that fell out of use in the 1940s. Microcurrent was introduced as a battery-operated physical therapy modality in the 1980s in Europe and the USA. Microcurrent devices deliver frequencies and current in millionths of an amp and have been shown in published studies to increase energy (ATP) production in cells by 500%
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MEET DR. CAROLYN McMAKIN
Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC is the leading authority and developer of Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM). She maintains a part-time clinical practice, participates in research and teaches seminars on the use of FSM in the United States, Australia, Ireland and Europe. She has lectured at the National Institutes of Health and at numerous conferences in the US, England, Canada and Australia on the subjects of fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndromes.