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The Healing Power of Microcurrent: Darren Starwynn explains that every aspect of our bodies are pre-wired to respond to subtle electrical currents, so that microcurrent can relieve blockages and pain

Oct 01, 2012 07:59PM ● By Darren Starwynn, OMD

Microcurrent treatments can sometimes seem to work like magic. One Vietnam veteran with an implanted pain drug delivery pump, multiple spinal fusions and many other injuries and diseases saw his pain level plummet from a level of 10 to two on a scale of 10 after a 15-minute microcurrent and light session. He had previously received many traditional acupuncture treatments without relief.

A Realtor with a painful pinched nerve in her neck had a total release of pain after a two-minute treatment. A 10-minute treatment of half of a 55-year-old woman’s face using microcurrent facial rejuvenation techniques clearly opened and lifted her eye, smoothed crow’s feet, tightened her mouth and jaw line and made her facial coloration look like it had 20 years earlier.

These results are possible because every aspect of our bodies is pre-wired to respond to subtle electrical currents. Most parts of our bodies also produce endogenous electrical charges, including nerve cells, fascia (connective tissue), muscles, brain cells and our hearts. We truly have a “body electric.”

Microcurrent works to relieve blockage and pain in a way similar to acupuncture, by clearing stagnation and poor circulation of qi (vital energy) and blood. It can work, however, a lot faster than traditional acupuncture needle treatment. The prefix micro refers to anything measured in the millionths of a unit. Current refers to amperes, the primary unit for measuring electrical current. Therefore, microcurrent is electric currents in the millionths of amp levels. Microcurrent therapies are used by some acupuncturists, estheticians and energy healers to obtain remarkable results. Microcurrent devices differ from conventional electric “stim” in that the currents delivered are about 1,000 times lower, based on the energy medical principle of “less is more.”

There is a lot that science has learned about how and why microcurrent has such dramatic healing and pain relieving effects. Here are the physiologic effects of microcurrent as confirmed by research studies.

Faster and more efficient wound healing: Thirty hospital patients with non-healing ulcers were divided into two groups, one treated with conventional wound dressings and one with microcurrent stimulation. After six weeks of such treatments, the group treated with microcurrents showed a 150 to 250 percent healing rate, with stronger scar formation, less pain and lessened infection of the treated area.

Boosting ATP production in cells: ATP is the energy-carrying molecule in cells that powers all activity, including cellular healing. Microcurrents have been widely cited for boosting ATP production, as well as supporting cellular repair.

Better bone healing: A team of Japanese researchers stated, "It seems likely that direct microcurrent promotes normal bone formation within the defective area and accelerates the osseous healing process. Prolonged application of electrical stimulus promotes a remarkable bone remodeling mechanism."

Microcurrent may support function of stem cells in healing eye diseases: One form of microcurrent stimulated stem cells to secrete transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1), an important regulator of cell-mediated inflammation and tissue regeneration, supporting the potential of microcurrent to improve the results of stem cell transplantation.

Polarized microcurrent used to shrink cancerous tumors: One researcher demonstrated that the positive polarity of microcurrent, passed through needles implanted into cancerous tumors, blocked cancer pain and in many cases, caused the tumors to regress or disappear. He theorizes that this treatment set up a form of electro-osmosis which dehydrated the tumor and blocked production of pain-producing substances.

Applications of Microlight therapy

Microlight is the name given to the combination of microcurrent and color light therapy. Since its inception in 2002, the following valuable applications of Microlight therapy have been demonstrated and used in clinical practice: rapid pain relief; facial and whole-body rejuvenation and anti-aging effects; promoting weight loss in conjunction with nutritional programs; pediatric treatment; accelerated rehabilitation after injuries, strokes or neurologic degenerative diseases; and chakra balancing to treat depression, anxiety and other emotional distress states.

Darren Starwynn, OMD has 30 years of experience as a practitioner and teacher of traditional Chinese acupuncture, soul healing and vibrational medicine. Contact him at 623-266-4161 or  [email protected].

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