About Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy
How does MPS Therapy help?
One of the ways MPS Therapy helps is with stress. When the body is in pain or in a weakened state, the sympathetic nervous system is stressed, or upregulated. This also known as fight-or-flight mode. One result of chronic stress in the body is tightened muscles which can affect the alignment of the musculoskeletal structure.
This results in a vicious cycle of muscle compensation patterns, imbalances, and more pain. An over-stressed sympathetic nervous system can cause sickness and adversely affect the organs and emotions as well.The solution is to calm down the stressed-out nervous system, tight muscles, and impinged nerves using DC microcurrent.
(Pictured above: Dramatic increased range of motion of restricted scapula.)
How does MPS Therapy work?
MPS protocols are followed delivering DC microcurrent to specific nerve roots, muscles bellies, trigger points, and acupuncture points.
As mentioned above, it regulates the autonomic nervous system, but it does much more than that. MPS boosts ATP production. ATP is essential for healing at the cellular level as it is a molecule responsible for providing energy to every cell in the body.
Scar Tissue Release
Scars, especially ones caused by surgery can block the body’s bio-electric current travelling along meridians, as well as interfere with lymph flow, a critical part of the immune system. Scar tissue can also pull on the body’s connective tissues like an internal straightjacket resulting in compensation patterns, posture problems, and pain. When the tissue is damaged, its electrical polarity changes. Scar tissue can be reduced using MPS protocols that repolarize the tissue. This allows the body to heal quicker and improve range of motion. Click here for more information on scar release therapy.
Above: Scar tissue treatment for a cesarean section.
Above: Before and after pics of six treatments of MPS scar tissue release for a heart surgery scar.
Why not use a traditional TENS device?
The human body naturally operates on DC microcurrent electricity. A healing response of the nervous system occurs when current is less than one millionth of an ampere, in the microamp range. This is not possible with traditional TENS devices which use current in the milliamp range.
ECG measurements have shown them to increase sympathetic stress while decreasing HF vagal tone and HVR – heart rate variability. This is harmful because decreased HF is associated with increased stress and poor health while low HRV is an indicator of heart disease and diabetic neuropathy.