Electricity is measured as Amperage—for example, if you plug a hair dryer into a wall outlet and switch it on, the outlet will generate 12 Amps. A TENS device for pain management generates milliAmps (mA); a milliAmp is one thousandth of an Amp (A or Ampere). Ordinary Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators generate milliAmperage current that is strong enough to block pain signals from registering in the brain (Melzach & Wall “Pain Gate Theory”).

In contrast, the minuscule amount of electricity generated by microcurrent biotechnology is measured in microAmps (µA). A microAmp is one thousandth of a milliAmp (one millionth of an Amp!) Microcurrent is a microscopic level of force, scientifically shown to be an exact match to natural biologic current. Microamperage is a measurement of the actual strength of the currents generated by living cells and it is microcurrents that are continuously moving through living tissue. Therapeutic biotechnology with this output is perfectly compatible with living bioelectricity, capable of naturally boosting cellular charge to a normal, optimal level . . . not overwhelming it!

When applied appropriately, microcurrent can produce a highly beneficial effect on the body’s cells. The gentle push it provides to resistant tissue can “jump-start” the batteries, restoring healthy conductivity, reviving and reactivating dormant, stagnant, sluggish cells that have become depleted by prolonged effort to self-repair.

Especially in areas damaged by injury and chronic overuse syndromes, the effect of microcurrent is the improvement of cellular metabolism resulting in the enhancement of the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms.

See the study by Ngok Cheng, et al under Microcurrent Research to understand how beneficial microcurrent stimulation below 600 µA can be. Including:

  • cell-membrane repolarization;
  • livelier intra/extra cell-membrane ion transport (e.g., better absorption of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium ions);
  • helping to flush out and eliminate metabolic waste;
  • a boost to collagen production and protein synthesis which is necessary for tissue self-repair;
  • and most notably, reactivating the mitochondria, thereby increasing ATP production (which milli-Amperage TENS units and milli-Amperage EMS Electrical Muscle Stimulation devices inhibit).

In short, as the influence of microcurrent naturally produces improved conductivity, and cellular metabolism is revived, restored bioelectricity levels allow the body to more effectively use proteins and other nutrients for cell growth and accelerated cellular repair work in all types of tissue.