Microcurrent, because of its close proximity of our own body’s current, is thought to work on a more cellular level. It has been theorized that healthy tissue is the result of the direct flow of electrical current throughout the body.
Electrical balance is disrupted when the body is injured at a particular site, causing the electrical current to change course. The use of microcurrent therapy over the injured site is thought to realign this flow, thus aiding in tissue repair. It’s been found that ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) in the cell helps to promote protein synthesis and healing. The lack of ATP due to trauma of the tissue results in the decreased production of sodium as well as an increase in metabolic wastes, which is perceived as pain.
The use of microcurrent therapy applied to an injured area helps to realign the body’s electrical current and increase the production of ATP, resulting in increased healing and recovery, in addition to blocking the pain that is perceived.
Microcurrent therapy is often recommended in cases involving soft tissue inflammation or muscle spasm. Since microcurrent therapy mimics the body’s electrical fields, it is helpful in both relieving pain and stimulating the healing of soft tissue.