Microcurrent for the human body


A foundational aspect of the human body, our central nervous system is based on electrical impulses. We cannot think, muscles cannot function nor can our hearts beat without electrical input.

MENS (Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation) creates its effects by delivering current within the body’s normal physiological range. Delivery of microcurrent is in milliamps or a thousand of an amp to create its therapeutic effect. This subsensory, physiological current has been demonstrated to improve protein synthesis, amino acid transport, oxygenation, elimination of the body’s waste products and an increase in ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production restoring homeostasis. ATP was discovered in 1921, by Karl Lohmann but not fully understood until 1941, by Fritz Albert Lipmann noting ATP to be “the main energy transfer molecule in the cell.” Injured tissue loses its ability to hold and carry charge efficiently. The natural law of electricity for the human body takes the least pathway of resistance, going around rather than through the cell that has been damaged. Microcurrent picks up where the body’s natural electrical current is compromised. In clinical settings microcurrent increased the rate of wound, injury and fracture healing. It is hypothesized that microcurrent’s positive clinical effects are due to the ability to restore normal membrane polarity.

TENS units (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) block transmission of pain impulses going up the spinal cord. Laser is defined as either a low-level laser therapy with light emitting diodes to alter cellular function or high-power laser for ablation of tissue. Microcurrent with a conductive substance and “wands” is used over the area of concern. Micocurrent is contraindicated in pregnancy and those with pacemakers.

Nelson Thibodeaux, president of Texas Biostetic Instruments with 20 years in the medical field, notes that microcurrent provides the widest range of treatments for both the body and face that is non-invasive, painless and effective, with the unique ability to “re-educate the muscles.”

There will be a series of articles in reference to the use of microcurrent for post surgical/scar tissue, trauma/injury, body sculpting and facials to come.


I look forward to working with the residents of Dripping Springs and the surrounding communities serving all ages.