Leaders in Frequency Specific Microcurrent Education

2024 Rome Italy FSM 5-day Core Seminar

Sep 18, 2024 - Sep 22, 2024



Forma SpaziVia Cavour 181Roma


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:

  1. 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.
  2. Wide range of applications: FSM may be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, and chronic pain syndromes.
  3. High patient satisfaction: Many patients report high levels of satisfaction with FSM treatment, which may lead to increased patient retention and referrals for practitioners.
  4. Safe and well-tolerated: FSM is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, with few reported side effects.
  5. 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.

Nerve Pain
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.

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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 health care workers in that state or city. FSM seminar attendees are health care workers and 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

(Rome 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 P

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 6:00-7:00 PM

Included Meals 

Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Regular Coffee, Regular and Decaf Tea, Water

 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

Pregnancy precaution

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

Treating adhesions

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




Insulin resistance

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.


We provide on request:

  1. Copy of the daily sign-in sheet
  2. Core Seminar completion certificate and class syllabus
  3. CEU certificate of completion.

** Each board in each country has different requirements.  Check with your board for your requirements.

$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 – Repeat Core Attendee – 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.