Microcurrent therapy as a method of treatment
One form of physical therapy that is becoming more and more popular and that has proven to be very effective in the treatment of various conditions is microcurrent therapy. Since, our body’s functioning is partly based on small electrical impulses, this therapy uses extremely small levels of electrical current when the natural flow and balance of these bio electrical pulses in our body or normal electrical activity of our body is disrupted. This may happen due to various reasons, but most common are various physical injuries, either in sports or in accidents. This is why this kind of therapy can be used in the treatment of numerous conditions, starting from problems with pain or spasms in muscles, shingles, and neuropathy, all the way to the cases in which it is necessary to help or speed up the healing process or process of the soft tissue regeneration. Besides this, microcurrent therapy is being used for facelift as well, though the experiences are different and practically unpredictable, due to the pain that can be felt during this kind of the treatment. Otherwise, when it is a part of some other treatments, no pain is felt, because extremely small amount of electricity is used.
Side effects of microcurrent therapy
Still, even though it can be very helpful in a number of cases and in the treatment of various conditions, there are some side effects that are possible and that the patient who is about to undergo such a treatment should be aware of. Of course, side effects are rare and they don’t necessarily have to be experienced, but there are some cases in which they are more likely to occur, and such cases refer to the patients who have some problems with the brain, who have pacemaker implanted, or certain complications with spinal cord. Also, pregnant women are not supposed to undergo microcurrent therapy, because of the increased risk of complications.
Side effects that have been reported so far consist of fatigue, nausea, sleepiness and symptoms that resemble those of the flu, though they are only temporary. They can be expected an hour and a half after the treatment, but they should not be felt for longer than 24 hours. Also, a very common side effect is resonance, when due to the changes in muscle tissue, the rapid and unexpected removal of waste products occurs. Still, none of these side effects are too serious, and none of them are a reason to avoid this kind of the treatment, particularly when having in mind the positive effects.