FSM, or Frequency Specific Microcurrent, is typically delivered using a device specifically designed for this type of therapy. These devices can vary in features and capabilities, but they generally include a set of electrodes that are placed on the patient’s skin, a control panel for adjusting the frequency and intensity of the current, and a power source. Some FSM devices may also include additional features such as built-in timers, pre-programmed frequency settings, and LCD displays for monitoring the treatment. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional or therapist for the specific device that they recommend.
If you will be using the equipment in a medical setting, you will want to be sure the manufacturer is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified and all technology is CE safety tested and compliant.
The manufacturers and distributors of the equipment used in the FSM courses are completely separate from FSM and are not involved in Frequency Specific Seminars or in the teaching of uses of frequencies. The frequencies have to be delivered by some sort of electromagnetic device that supplies current. These devices are categorized as TENS devices and as such are only approved for and used in the treatment of pain. Most of the applications of frequencies are for pain which is consistent with the approved use of the devices. But the effects of biological resonance and frequencies have nothing to do with the devices or their approved uses.
Microcurrent is approved in the category of TENS devices by the FDA. TENS devices deliver milliamp current and block pain messages that are tying to get up the spine to the brain. Microcurrent delivers subsensory microamperage current, 1000 times less than milli-amperage current, which has been shown in published studies to increase ATP production in tissues.
Ultra sound creates ultrasonic vibrations and creates heat by vibrating the water molecules in the tissue. It does not provide current nor does it change ATP status. It provides beneficial results by these mechanisms but it is just completely different than microcurrent.