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Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

What is FSM?

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a treatment that uses tiny electrical currents to help with pain and healing. It works by applying specific frequencies to targeted areas in the body. These frequencies are chosen based on the type of tissue or condition being treated. The microcurrent aims to improve cell activity, reduce inflammation, and support the natural healing process.

In practical terms, FSM is often used to manage pain and promote tissue repair. The treatment is personalized to the individual, with different frequencies used for different issues like muscle injuries, joint or nerve pain.

Does it hurt?
FSM is generally considered to be a painless and well-tolerated therapy. The electrical currents used in FSM are low-level, typically in the microampere range, and are designed to be gentle.

Do the benefits last?
Every patient responds individually but the changes to the muscles seem to be long lasting. About 60-80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about four to seven days. Although patients have had permanent changes in one treatment, the average number of treatments depends on the complexity of the problem. Acute problems such as a minor fall or injury generally resolve with a couple of treatments.

More chronic complex problems will generally take longer as the body constantly strives to be pain free and consequently adapts to new habits of movement in order to reduce pain levels. In these situations we will always address the 'whole' body.

We suggest nutritional support tailored to your condition to help create lasting change.

Is there any risk?
As a precaution, the current will not be used through the brain or during pregnancy. FSM is not suitable for those with a pacemaker.

How do I prepare for a treatment?
Before each treatment it is very important to sip 2 litres of water starting two hours beforehand. If you are dehydrated treatment will not be as effective (You can go to the toilet if you need to during this time).

If you have any other questions or concerns, be sure to ask us.

For more information visit Dr. Carol McMakin's website at

Price per session: 70 euro

Treatments are generally 40-50 minutes but some are longer depending on the conditions treated.

Book an Appointment

Alternatively phone 01 811 77 77 (same day appointment may be available)

FSM is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved.


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