Microcurrent Cheatsheet

Microcurrent Cheatsheet



This is a free microcurrent cheatsheet containing headed information sections that cover the essential and common topics and FAQs about therapeutic microcurrent stimulation

Microcurrent stimulation usually has some therapeutic benefit. Application of microcurrent to tissue boosts the number of organelles responsible for cellular activities, and increases concentrations of ATP. These changes can result in cell proliferation and protein synthesis, which can be increased when microcurrents are applied to the cells of skin, tendons, cartilage and bone. Varying the frequencies of waveform AC microcurrent has some fundamental results and effects that can easily be understood as explanations for various microcurrent application effects. Higher frequencies result in more electrical energy being transferred per unit time. Higher frequencies also penetrate more dense tissues; generally, complex electrical impedance values of biological tissues decrease with higher frequencies so that more electrical energy penetrates and is actually delivered internally.

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  1. Microcurrent general mechanisms of action
  2. Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM)
  3. Microcurrent therapy compared to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  4. Mechanisms and methods of pain treatments with microcurrent
  5. Benchtop oscilloscope specifications given for microcurrent devices vs real-world skin and body electrical impedance ranges
  6. Delivery of molecular pathway biosignalling/biocoupling low frequency stimulation to deeper tissues
  7. Waveform shape for low frequency biostimulation of targeted molecular pathways
  8. Frequency adjustments for targeting specific biomolecular pathways
  9. Internal current for low frequency molecular pathway biosignalling/biocoupling stimulation
  10. Voltage or current auto-regulation for continuous bioeffect based on skin electrical impedance monitoring and feedback
  11. Tissue impedance profiles in the calculations and selection of higher frequency carrier waveforms to enable penetration of an amplitude modulated low frequency biosignal
  12. Calculations for finding the alternating current in the body that has the specific molecular pathway biosignalling/biocoupling effect
  13. Electrotherapy electrodes, types and properties.