Frequency Specific Microcurrent increases ATP production my 500%. In a study done by Ngok Cheng, M.D. entitled “The effects of Electric Current on STP generation, Protein Syntheses and Membrane transport in Rat Skin.” ATP production increased five times with currents from 50uA to 1000uA. With currents exceeding 1000uA ATP production leveled and with 5000uA ATP production was reduced slightly. Microcurrent was also shown to increase protein synthesis and amino acid transport.
Microcurrent applied to injured tissue supports the natural current flow in the tissue, allowing cells in the traumatized area to regain their capacitance. Trauma affects the electrical potential of the damaged tissue. This injured area has a higher electrical resistance than the surrounding tissue. This decreases electrical conductance through the injured area, and decreases cellular capacitance, leading to impairment of the healing process and inflammation. When Microcurrent is applied, resistance is reduced, allowing bioelectricity to flow through and reestablish normal function. This process helps to initiate and perpetuate the many biochemical reactions that occur in healing.