Vibrational matching aids the healing process

FSM is, as any good technology should be, simple in its concept and use, but profound in its effects.

by Tara Howe — 

Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) is gaining a reputation for its usefulness in many arenas. As a massage therapist who has worked within the mainstream and the complementary medical communities, I find the possibilities for FSM not only staggering but profoundly rewarding, due to the success in patient treatment outcomes.

FSM has a great capacity to treat nerve aggravation/inflammation. Many muscle spasms we see in practice are the result of the body’s natural splinting mechanism to protect an irritated nerve. If we can use FSM to reduce the inflammation in the nerve and proceed to the root cause of that inflammation (such as a nerve traction injury, where the nerve and the soft tissue are overstretched, as is the case in many motor vehicle accidents), we are not only able to address the muscle spasm, but also eliminate further repetition of the same condition.

FSM applies subsensory-level current to targeted areas of the body, delivering varying frequency combinations based on a patient’s particular pathology. The success behind the technology, based on work begun by Albert Abram more than 100 years ago, lies in its ability to specify the varying frequencies. Each tissue in the body (muscle, connective tissue, nerve, liver, etc.) vibrates at a certain frequency, and each pathology (inflammation, hemorrhage, fibrosis, etc.) results from the disruption of regular vibratory patterns. FSM aims to correct the imbalances in specific tissues through the use of corresponding frequencies.

In practical terms, our nerves have the frequency of 396 Hz. However, if one or more of the nerves in the cervical area has been damaged, inflammation is likely present in the nerve(s), leading not only to pain but to muscle splinting. The frequency for inflammation — the cumulative effect of nerve aggravation — is 40 Hz. Combining these numbers (40 and 396) on the FSM machine and applying the current, via graphite gloves, to the aggravated nerve pathway often produces an immediate reduction in pain and a concurrent softening of the splinting tissues.

Of course, each case is different, and nerve pain is not always the root of muscle tension, just as the location of the pain is frequently not the source of the pain. This is one reason FSM is so practical and valuable. The practitioner can select the frequencies according to the individual circumstance and determine very quickly which frequencies are and are not working.

Consider the fact that back pain can result from many causes: muscular imbalance (a tight iliopsoas muscle stretching low back muscles and creating a hypoxic pain reaction), trigger-point referrals (neuromuscular pain referral), emotional responses or organ referrals. FSM has the potential to treat all of these causes.

Finally, FSM excels in the treatment and dissolution of scar tissue, reaching into the deepest layers of the body. Recently, FSM was used to dissolve the scar tissue in the skin, belly muscle, uterus and bowels of a C-section patient, restoring motion and suppleness to these areas. The results were palpably noticeable within five minutes of treatment. Additionally, other frequencies applied immediately post C-section aided the recovery process.

FSM is, as any good technology should be, simple in its concept and use, but profound in its effects. Imagine if every tissue and pathology has a frequency, how many different aspects of human health can be treated. FSM can change the approach to patient care and enable previously unattainable results.


Tara Howe is a Reiki master and massage therapist with advanced training in frequency specific microcurrent at Healing the Eye and Wellness Center in Phoenix and teaches workshops locally. 623-915-7786 or

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 25, Number 4, August/September 2006.

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