Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a type of low-level electrical current therapy that is claimed to have a range of therapeutic benefits. It is believed to work by applying specific frequencies of microcurrent to specific areas of the body to stimulate healing and reduce pain and inflammation.
Some potential benefits of learning FSM for practitioners may include:
- Non-invasive treatment option: FSM is a non-invasive treatment option that does not require the use of drugs or surgery, which may be appealing to some patients.
- Wide range of applications: FSM may be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, and chronic pain syndromes.
- High patient satisfaction: Many patients report high levels of satisfaction with FSM treatment, which may lead to increased patient retention and referrals for practitioners.
- Safe and well-tolerated: FSM is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, with few reported side effects.
- Continuing education opportunities: FSM training programs and continuing education opportunities may be available for practitioners who are interested in learning more about this therapy.
This therapy has been found to be effective in reducing inflammation, stopping nerve pain, and melting adhesions and scar tissue.
Chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of health problems. FSM has been found to be effective in reducing inflammation by targeting specific frequencies that disrupt the inflammatory process. This can be especially beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis.
FSM has been found to be effective in stopping nerve pain by targeting specific frequencies that disrupt the pain pathways in the body. This can be especially beneficial for conditions such as sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, and post-surgical pain.
Adhesions & Scar Tissue
Adhesions and scar tissue are common complications of injury, surgery, and disease. These conditions can lead to chronic pain, limited mobility, and other problems. FSM has been found to be effective in melting adhesions and scar tissue by targeting specific frequencies that disrupt the formation of these tissues. This can be especially beneficial for conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
FSM is administered by a trained practitioner using a small device that delivers the electrical currents to the targeted tissues. The treatment sessions are usually short, usually around 15-30 minutes, and may be repeated several times per week, depending on the condition being treated.
Health & Safety Information:
FSM policy for any in-person event will be in compliance with the mandates or regulations in place for the state or city where the event is being held.
It is our intention to keep everyone at the meeting safe and healthy.
Unless the vaccine is mandated by the state or jurisdiction where the event is held, FSM has no requirement for vaccination. That is a personal choice and must be made as a risk-benefit assessment by the individual unless it is required for healthcare workers in that state or city.
FSM seminar attendees are healthcare workers and are subject to whatever requirements apply to healthcare workers in that state or city. Some jurisdictions offer the option of providing a negative PCR test result within 48 hours prior to the event. If you have a personal objection or exemption, you may attend a practicum held in a state that does not have a vaccine mandate.
If masks are required indoors in the state or city where the event is held, FSM will abide by that regulation. Masks will be available for those who do not have them.
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available for those who wish to use them.
Daily Schedule (Pacific Daylight Time)
Day 1 – Wednesday — 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Day 2 – Thursday — 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Day 3 – Friday — 9:00 AM – 6:00 P
Day 4 – Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Day 5 – Sunday – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Break Times (break times may vary slightly)
Doors Open 8:30 AM
Class Starts 9:00 AM
Morning Break 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Lunch Break 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Afternoon Break 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Class Ends 6:00 PM
*Dr. McMakin sometimes treats patients after class. Students are more than welcome to stay and watch but it is not required.
Included Meals (with Gluten-Free Options)
Morning Snack (fruit & hard-boiled eggs)
Buffet Lunch (varies)
Afternoon Snack (vegetables and cheese)
Regular Coffee, Regular and Decaf Tea, Water
Breakfast and dinners are on your own.
AT THIS HOTEL
Grill & Vine is open daily for breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.
OTHER NEARBY OPTIONS
New England Lobster Market & Eatery
Par 3 at Polar Creek
FSM 5-Day Core Syllabus
1. Introductions/Introductory Information – 2 Hours
Proposed mechanisms of action for FSM
The basic science behind resonance effects
Creating a stable state for lasting effects
2. Basics of FSM – 2 Hours
How to set up the device, effects of the current
Frequency conventions for FSM
Basic treatment strategies for myofascial trigger points
Published papers and data supporting use in myofascial trigger points
Frequencies and data supporting use to remove or soften scar tissue and adhesions
Frequency sequence strategy for treating myofascial pain and trigger points
3. Setting up the device and programming – 1 Hour
Demonstration of the use of the manual device
Current and frequency applied to the group
Going over the differences in an individual’s ability to detect differences between frequency effects
Demonstrating effects of 6 different two-channel frequency combinations
4. Frequencies and protocol sequences for myofascial pain – 2 Hours
How to tell if a frequency is correct or if it is working
Protocol for treating muscle and fascia in myofascial pain
Includes contact placement and current flow directions
5. Practicum – 1 Hour
Treating myofascial pain in the neck and shoulder with the patient prone
The role of the subscapularis in shoulder pain and impingement
6. Diagnosis and treatment protocols for disc-generated pain – 2 Hours
Protocols for acute, subacute, and chronic disc disease
Exercise Protocols for disc pain patients
7. Differential diagnosis of acute and chronic facet joint generated pain – 2 Hours
Protocols for acute and chronic spinal facet joints as perpetuating factors in myofascial pain
8. Differential diagnosis of ligamentous laxity, how to recognize it, and when and how to treat it – 2 Hours
Recognize and treat alar ligament instability and dural adhesions at CO-C1 – 2
Protocol for ligamentous laxity as perpetuating factor in myofascial pain
9. Recognizing and treating visceral perpetuating factors in myofascial pain and trigger points – 1.5 Hours
10. Treating extremity joints – 1.5 Hours
Treating the shoulder and the knee
Treating arthritis in any joint
Treating myofascial pain in TMJ
11. Introduction to the available microcurrent equipment useful for FSM practitioners – 1 Hour
Practical considerations in choosing equipment for any particular practice
12. Supine Cervical Practicum – 1 Hour
Treating the neck and shoulders with the patient in the supine position
Review of the facet, disc, and ligament laxity contributions to cervical spine myofascial pain and dysfunction
13. Treating Injuries and trauma in week 1 to week 6 – post-injury including post-operative pain and fractures – 1.5 Hours
Frequency protocols, precautions, and treatment considerations in sub-acute injuries
Protocols for subacute trauma from week 2 to week 6
Differential diagnosis of shingles when it presents so that it appears to be a new injury
Treatment protocol for shingles
14. Management and treatment protocols for acute injuries – 2 Hours
Protocols for acute trauma in the first week after injury
Protocols for athletic injuries
Differential diagnosis and treatment of shingles when it presents as if it is a new injury
Protocol and published paper on prevention of delayed onset muscle soreness
Protocol for post-operative care as a new injury
Protocol to enhance healing in acute fracture
Protocol for healed fractures that remain painful
Protocol for plantar fasciitis
15. Supine Lumbar Practicum – 1 Hour
Treating the lumbar spine with the patient in the supine position
Reinforcement of visceral contributions to myofascial pain in the lumbar spine
Review of the mechanics and considerations in facet and disc contributions to lumbar spine dysfunction
16. Introduction to treating the nervous system with FSM – 2 Hours
The basic organization of the central nervous system
Frequencies for the nervous system
Concepts in treating concussion, TBI, and MBTI
Frequencies associated with pathologies for CNS and ANS dysfunction
Review of functions of different brain areas
Treatment protocol for post-concussive syndrome
Treatment protocols for sub-acute and chronic neurodegenerative conditions
Data documenting effects of FSM in post-stroke patients with aphasia
Treatment protocol for migraine
17. Introduction to diagnosis and mechanisms of vestibular injuries – 1.5 Hours
Possible side effects in concussed patients who also have vestibular injuries
Diagnosis and pathophysiology of vestibular injuries
Management of vestibular injuries
18. Nervous system protocols – diagnosis and pathophysiology – 2 Hours
Treating “brain fog” in a clinical setting
Treatment protocol for sleep disturbance
Diagnosis and treatment of PTSD
Data demonstrating effects of FSM in PTSD
Treatment protocol for PTSD
How to test and track improvement in PTSD symptoms
19. Differential diagnosis and pathophysiology of Fibromyalgia and its different causes – 1.5 Hours
Treatment protocol for fibromyalgia associated with spine trauma -Protocol and technique for treating dural adhesions
20. Protocols for treating neuropathic pain including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar radiculopathies – 2 Hours
Protocols for treating neuropathic pain including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar radiculopathies
Review of the published paper on neuropathic pain
Brachial plexus traction injuries
Resolving neural adhesions
Protocol for reversing neuropathic atrophy
Treatment protocol for post–herpetic neuralgia
Treatment protocol for compression neuropathies, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet, and Morton’s neuroma
Treatment protocol for diabetic neuropathies
Optional review of RSD / CRPS mechanism and treatment
21. Practice setting up treatment applications – 1.5 Hours
Practice setting up treatment applications for different neuropathic pain treatments
Dry lab no treatments
Optional brief extremity treatment practicum
22. Visceral Applications and FSM treatment protocols – 2 Hours
Visceral Applications and FSM treatment protocols/Immune system
Gastrointestinal system (Crohn’s, IBS, ulcerative colitis, constipation)
Liver treatment protocols and data on reducing liver enzymes
Treating the skin
Enhancing wound healing, treating oral and genital herpes
Treating skin scar tissue and acne
Skin anti-aging protocols
Treating eczema and psoriasis
23. Practicum – 1 Hour
Practitioners work together in small groups and choose who and what to treat within their own group based on the chosen person’s symptoms.
24. Diagnosis and treatment protocols for visceral tissues and systems – 3 Hours
Treating the endocrine system (adrenals, thyroid, goiter)
Protocols for breast health
Treating the Lymphatics and lymphedema
Protocols for the reproductive system (vaginal scarring, vulvodynia, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids)
Protocols for the respiratory system (Asthma, bronchitis, COPD, sinus, common cold)
Treating the cardiovascular system – precautions and protocols
FSM protocols for emotional conditions and emotional conditions associated with pain complaints
Wrapping up – dates for the Advanced course, the certification process
Course topics, goals, and objectives:
The course covers basic microcurrent information and the use of specific frequencies and protocols thought to address specific tissues and conditions based on the principles of biological resonance. The first part of the course focuses on the frequencies and protocols used to treat chronic myofascial pain, new injuries and injuries less than six weeks old, discogenic pain, post-concussive syndrome, and neuropathic pain. The third day of the course focuses on the frequencies needed to treat visceral conditions and functional medicine applications.
At the end of the class:
1. Students will independently operate a two-channel 3 digit specific microcurrent device. They are observed to be able to turn the unit on, and modify the frequencies, amperage, wave slope, and polarity functions.2. Students will independently position and place the contacts on the patient and choose appropriate protocols for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar radiculopathies and diabetic neuropathies.
3. Students will demonstrate at least two protocol selections for low back pain caused by facet joint inflammation.
4. Students will explain at least three key contraindications, precautions to treatment, or known side effects of using Frequency Specific Microcurrent.
5. Given one sample patient, students will distinguish between pain caused by spinal facet joints, discs, and lax ligaments.
6. Students will independently choose at least two appropriate protocols for each of the following conditions: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar radiculopathies and diabetic neuropathies.
The goal of Frequency Specific Seminars is to educate all of our students so that they will be able to accomplish these objectives independently within the scope of their own practice.
*These protocols and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Resonance Therapy is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or condition and is to be used as an adjunct therapy.
$1495 First-Time Practitioner – You have not taken an FSM Core course from Dr. McMakin. Online course students will receive a 4-hour tutorial credit with a trained FSM practicum instructor or you can attend a practicum weekend when available.*
$749 – Current FSM Practitioner – You have previously attended an FSM Core seminar or taken a Core online course from Dr. McMakin.
$749 Practitioner Assistant – You have an assistant working for you that you would like to have trained. You must be a current FSM practitioner who has attended or is currently enrolled in a non-discounted FSM Core course from Dr. McMakin. Unlicensed assistants can treat with FSM under your license and can increase your productivity.
$749 Currently Enrolled Medical Student – You are currently enrolled in a medical/clinical training program and do not have an active clinical practice yet. To request approval for this discount please contact us.
FSM Practicum Instructor – You have taken the FSM Instructor Course. You have been approved by Dr. McMakin to assist in the practicum at this seminar. To request approval please email us.
*travel may be required
FSM Equipment – After your registration has been approved you will receive an email regarding equipment options, pricing, and a discount coupon.