Published January 6, 2011 by PUP
What is Microcurrent Therapy?
- Microcurrent therapy is recently introduced procedure in physical therapy techniques, for various disorders and diseases.
- It is useful in soft tissue inflammation, muscle pain, strain and pain caused during sports exercise, fibromyalgia, neuropathies and post herpes neuralgia.
- Microcurrent therapy is also known as microcurrent electric neuromuscular stimulation.
- In this technique, a very low voltage microampere current is applied on the affected tissue. It accelerates the process of healing and repair, of the damaged tissue and muscles.
- Our body cell has its own electric impulses. When there is injury to the part, the electrical impulses in the cells get disturbed.
Microcurrent therapy enhances the process of healing and repairs the injured tissue cells.
- Microccurent therapy has to be applied for 60 to 90 minutes. It depends from person to person. It also depends on the amount of cell damage due to the injury.
- For a better result, many physical therapists recommend to do complementary aerobic exercise, and a proper diet for early healing.
Adverse Effects of Microcurrent Therapy
- There are no known severe side effects noted with microccurent therapy. However people who use pace makers and those who cannot tolerate electromagnetic field are advised not to use this therapy.
- People with spinal cord problem, brain problem should not use this therapy.
- Side effects such as nausea, fatigue, drowsiness and flu like symptoms are observed in few cases. It remains temporarily.