Microcurrent – Low Intensity Direct Current
Microcurrent – Low Intensity Direct Current (LIDC), has some very beneficial effects on injured tissue healing.
We apply unique, portable, palm-sized microcurrent equipment during a clinic session. You sometimes also take the equipment home for continuous use over a number of days.
Below is a very small sample of the literature on the use of microcurrent:
Lee BY, AL-Waili N, Stubbs D, et al. Ultra-low microcurrent in the management of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and chronic wounds: Report of twelve cases and discussion of mechanism of action. International Journal of Medical Sciences. 2010;7(1):29-35. [PDF with images] [2nd study: Venous Stasis Ulcers, Northeast Center for Special Care, Lake Katrine, NYC, USA].
Yu C, Hu Z-Q, Peng R-Y. Effects and mechanisms of a microcurrent dressing on skin wound healing: a review. Military Medical Research 2014, 1:24
Alvarez OM, Mertz PM, Smerbeck RV, Eaglstein WH. J Invest Dermatol. The healing of superficial skin wounds is stimulated by external electrical current. 1983 Aug;81(2):144-8.
Sugimoto M, Maeshige N, Honda H, Yoshikawa Y, Uemura M, Yamamoto M, Terashi H. Optimum microcurrent stimulation intensity for galvanotaxis in human fibroblasts. J Wound Care. 2012 Jan;21(1):5-6, 8,10; discussion 10-1.
L M G Neves, R L Matheus, G M T Santos, M A M Esquisatto, M E C Amaral and F A S Mendon. Effects of microcurrent application and 670 nm InGaP low-level laser irradiation on experimental wound healing in healthy and diabetic Wistar rats. 2013 Laser Phys. 23/3.
Castro FC, Magre A, Cherpinski R, Zelante PM, Neves LM, Esquisatto MA, Mendonça FA, Santos GM. Effects of microcurrent application alone or in combination with topical Hypericum perforatum L. and Arnica montana L. on surgically induced wound healing in Wistar rats. Homeopathy. 2012 Jul;101(3):147-53.
McMakin CR, Oschman JL. Visceral and Somatic Disorders: Tissue Softening with Frequency-Specific Microcurrent. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2013;19(2):170-177. doi:10.1089/acm.2012.0384.
Ahmeda AF, Elgayedb SSA, Ibrahimc IM. Polarity effect of microcurrent electrical stimulation on tendon healing: Biomechanical and histopathological studies. Journal of Advanced Research
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 109–117.
Ciccone CdeC, Zuzzi DC, Neves LMG, Mendonça JS, Joazeiro PP, Esquisatto MAM. Effects of microcurrent stimulation on Hyaline cartilage repair in immature male rats (Rattus norvegicus). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013, 13:17.