So what most people want to know about Frequency Specific Microcurrent is where the frequencies came from. The frequencies were developed in the early 1900's and used by thousands of physicians until 1934. Harry Van Gelder was an Osteopath who bought a practice in 1946, it came with a machine and with a list of frequencies that were created in 1922. In 1934 the American Medical Association cracked down and said any medical physicians who use electromagnetic therapies and frequencies would lose their license to practice. The machines went in the back room, got covered up by a sheet and some of them went in a trash. Most of them got lost when grandpa died or doctor grandpa passed away. All of the research that went into developing the frequencies was gone. They were in bookshelves and in libraries and when the AMA declared that it was quack medicine, they were destroyed and lost when that generation of physicians passed away.
The list of frequencies was resurrected in 1995 when Dr. George Douglas got the list from Dr. Van Gelder in 1981. George gave it to me in 1995 when I started my practice. I went to Chiropractic College when I was 42, graduated when I was 47. George got me a precision microcurrent two channel machine. I first started practicing in 1994 and we started using the list to treat patients in 1995. We used the frequencies for myofascial trigger points, myofascial pain and in 1996 had such tremendous outcomes that I decided I had to teach it. My first class of January 1997.
I started teaching it because I wanted to find out if the outcomes we had were reproducible. I kept teaching it because once we knew they were reproducible it would be immoral not to teach them. The answer to the question that everybody always has, I have no idea how the frequencies were derived, we don’t know where they came from, I don’t know if it was tapping or channeling or dowsing or clinical experience we just had no idea.
In the 1920's the equipment was not microcurrent, it was a plug in the wall device. These magnetic devices were powered by DC currents, which was the wall current in the 1920's - basically like a big battery. That kind of current stopped being used when Westinghouse won and we had AC current as the power of the day.
Let’s talk about how we use the frequencies and what they're good for. Basically, the old problems in medicine is how you heal injuries? How do you repair from surgery? And how do you heal wounds? Healing takes time, healing is uncertain, sometimes it's slow, pain is a problem, inflammation is a problem, rate of repair is a problem. What limits repairing most patients isATP production, energy production in the cells. How much blood supply can you make to take care of or create blood supply to the new and repaired tissue? How do you make that new tissue elastic or stretchy and how do you make it solid. Those are the limitations, collagen, elastin, blood vessels, and basic energy supplies. So what would happen to healing if you didn’t have to worry about ATP production or energy supplies? Microcurrent is the basic science that has been shown to increase ATP production by 500% as long as the current is below 500 microamps.