Frequency Specific Microcurrent


Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a treatment that delivers micro amperage currents in specific frequencies for specific durations by electrodes or graphite gloves to specific tissues. It is recommended for patients to heal certain tissues and to decrease or totally resolve pain and heal the pain processing system.

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Facts about FSM:

  • Increases ATP (the body’s own chemical energy) production by up to 500%
  • Reduces Cox-mediated inflammation by approximately 60%
  • Increases protein synthesis by 70%
  • Increases amino acid transport by up to 40%
  • Remodels and transforms scar tissue
  • Increases “feel good” Beta endorphin levels
  • Helps restore depleted adrenal function
  • Reduces fracture repair time by up to 50%
  • Enhances DNA synthesis, insulin binding, oxygenation, cellular repair, intracellular calcium uptake and immune function
  • Enhances neuromuscular recovery rate between events

What does that mean to you?

  • Decreased pain
  • Increased rate of healing
  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased swelling

What Does Frequency Specific Microcurrent Do?

Microcurrent applied to injured tissue supports the natural current flow in the tissue, allowing cells in the traumatized area to regain their capacitance. Trauma affects the electrical potential of the damaged tissue. This injured area has a higher electrical resistance than the surrounding tissue. This decreases electrical conductance through the injured area, and decreases cellular capacitance, leading to impairment of the healing process and inflammation. When Microcurrent is applied, resistance is reduced, allowing bioelectricity to flow through and reestablish normal function. This process helps to initiate and perpetuate the many biochemical reactions that occur in healing.


Achilles tendonitis
Back and neck pain
Bell’s palsy
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Emotional issues
Frozen shoulder
Interstitial cystitis
Irritable bowel syndrome
Kidney stone pain
Menstrual pain/cramps
Muscle pain
Muscle/soft tissue injury
Myofascial pain
Nerve pain/Radiculopathy
Neuromuscular pain
Peripheral neuropathy
Post-herpetic Neuralgia
Post-surgical pain
Post-surgical scarring and adhesions
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Restless leg syndrome
Scar tissue
Spinal disc pain
Sports injuries
Stress/nervous tension
Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
Tendon and ligament injury or pain
Tennis elbow
Wound healing
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Mandi is a former MLS Chivas USA, NBA Clippers & NFL Rams Cheerleader. She tore her Bicep Femoris Tendon off her sit bone while dancing and has been treating her injury with our FSM & Neurotherapy Sessions, Supplements and Hyperbaric Chamber.

“I have felt a great improvement emotionally and physically from my sessions at The Lapidus Clinic! Jayne is an Amazing brain coach! She has the ability to help reduce my pain physically while helping me heal emotionally.

It is our innate human nature to hold emotions to physical traumas as well as hold physical pain to emotional traumas. In my case, my injury caused physical and emotional trauma because it meant my professional dance career could possibly be over. Dancing has been my passion and identity for most of my life. Jayne has not only helped my hamstring reduce in pain and inflammation, she has also been guiding me to let go of the depression, anxiety and negative thoughts I was holding onto because of the injury.
I knew on a conscious level our bodies respond to our negative and positive emotions, there are countless placebo studies out there that prove that our emotions, thoughts and beliefs have a profound effect on our physical health and wellbeing. But subconsciously I couldn’t help but hold onto the pain, anger and resentment I felt until Jayne helped me reframe my mindset while having the EEG speak to my neurological cells to let go of the trauma. During this time I’d also have the FSM machine “speaking” to my hamstring under the “Torn and Broken” frequency.

Dr.Lapidus believes in treating the whole body rather than just the symptom, and that is why she believes and offers this incredible therapy at her clinic. I’m a firm believer in healing the mind, body and spirit together as well, and it has been wonderful to have such an amazing doctor’s support throughout my recovery process.

I’ve had many breakthroughs in our sessions as well as a reduction in physical and emotional pain caused by my injury. I can not rave enough about Jayne and her FSM & EEG therapy! Jayne has a magical twinkle in her eye and ability to make you feel seen, heard and understood. Her passion to help me heal physically and emotionally is unlike any treatment I’ve ever experienced! I am deeply grateful for the knowledge and healing I’ve received during my sessions. It’s powerful technology provided by powerful professionals!” -Mandi


Treatment Plan and Treatment Sessions

Your treatment plan will always involve a specific program of frequency pairs that have been clinically evaluated. You will be lying down or may be sitting up for your treatment and each treatment session will be at least 60 minutes and y up to 90 minutes. If you have had a chronic problem with pain, then an initial session may be longer. The program and frequency sequences are very well designed to treat various tissues and conditions in order to improve your condition. Dr. Lapidus will choose the program that will be the most likely to benefit your condition. She will record the program(s) used and the results and may use the same or different programs in future sessions. You should feel free to comment how you feel during and after the session.

Dr. Lapidus will tell you how many sessions may be required to treat your condition but this will usually be twice a week for 4-6 weeks. If there is a recent injury it may be much less treatment. You should notice a difference by the 3-4th treatment, but consistency of treatments is important. Chronic pain can take a concerted, consistent effort to heal.

Cost of Treatment Sessions

The cost of an individual session is variable depending on the program(s) used, the use of manual frequency combinations by Dr. Lapidus and Jayne Rutledge. If more than one program is needed the cost may be higher as the treatment times can extend greater than 60 minutes. Dr. Lapidus will discuss the expected cost for the first 2 sessions with you and then the cost of future sessions can be more easily determined once your response to programs and frequencies has been evaluated.

What are the cellular effects of FSM that have been studied?

  • Raise ATP production (a very important molecule of energy)
  • Improve amino acid transport
  • Decrease inflammation and inflammatory cytokine molecules
  • Affect different tissues and has the ability to decrease pain response in individual tissues as well as improve healing
    Improve lymph drainage

There are numerous research studies that have been done on Frequency Specific Microcurrent, including:

  • Nonpharmacologic treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Nonpharmacologic treatment of shingles
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Myofascial low back pain
  • Treatment of pain in the head, neck and face

How do I prepare myself for FSM?

The treatment is not painful nor invasive. Most patients feel a sensation of relaxation during the treatment. The most important preparation step is to properly hydrate. Drink plenty of water before and after receiving an FSM treatment.

Training and Competency

The Lapidus Clinic uses Frequency Specific Microcurrent equipment running real time frequency pairs or devices that have been programmed with sequences of frequencies researched by Dr. McMakin and FSM practitioners. It is the unique combination of individual frequencies in pairs and sequences in particular programs that can make the treatment so effective.

Both Jayne Rutledge and Dr. Lapidus has had in-person training on the theory and clinical use of FSM with Dr. McMakin. They also in contact with other healthcare providers on protocols for FSM. There are very few MDs that have completed the training in the US and as the protocols change, The Lapidus Clinic is very up to date on the protocols, programs and equipment.

Do the Benefits Last?

Every patient responds individually but the changes to the tissues seem to be long lasting. About 60 to 80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about four to seven days. Your muscles are used to responding the way they are and may return to the old configuration if not treated again, although some patients have had permanent changes in one treatment. If you have any other question or concerns be sure to ask. Otherwise relax, drink your water and enjoy the relief you can receive from Frequency Specific Microcurrent.

Disclaimer: No technique is 100% effective and FSM is no exception. The effectiveness of FSM depends almost entirely on an accurate diagnosis.


Neurotherapy and Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy Video


Additional Information:

Visceral and Somatic Disorders: Tissue Softening with Frequency Specific Microcurrent, McMakin C, Oschman J, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2012, Vol. 18, Number 00, pp 1-8.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent in Pain Management, Textbook for practitioners, Carolyn McMakin author, Elsevier Science Press, Edinburgh, 2010.
The efficacy of frequency specific microcurrent therapy on delayed onset muscle soreness, Curtis D, Fallows S, Morris M, McMakin C, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies; 2010; 14 (3): 272-9.
Non-pharmacologic treatment of shingles, McMakin C, Practical Pain Management, 2010, Vol 10; 4; 24-29.
Non-pharmacologic treatment of neuropathic pain using Frequency Specific Microcurrent, McMakin, C, The Pain Practitioner, Fall, 2010, pp 68-73.