What is the History of Microcurrent?
The history of microcurrent goes back to 2500 BC. There is some evidence that the ancient Egyptians were using a certain species of electric catfish to treat arthritis. They observed that these electrical currents could have some healing properties. At that time, there wasn’t any way to generate electrical current.
Also, the Roman physician Scribonius Largus was documented in 46 AD also treating gouty arthritis and some types of arthritis using an electrical current from a catfish.
In the 1800s, there was a movement called vitalism. It seems like there’s a current battle right now between vitalism and materialism. Vitalists felt that there was an energy source, chi or electrical energy inside of every living structure, and this vital force was essential for life. Electricity was felt to be a key component of this vital force. Many of the treatments in the early 1800s were devoted to stimulating this life force of the body.
It wasn’t until the 1900s that there was a shift toward the materialistic materialism approach. It was felt that the body was like a machine. Chemical reactions took place. It was the thermodynamic point of view of energy. So much of medicine during that time was based on this materialistic point of view, so there were two contrary opinions and battles going on at that time.
How Does Microcurrent Work?
When your blood is alkaline and you have an alkaline pH, you have a surplus of electrons. When you have a surplus of electrons, your body is able to repair and heal.
When you have a lack of electrons, then you have an acidic environment or a disease state. Essentially, good health means you have an excess of electrons, and poor health means you have a lack of electrons.
Microcurrent is not only for the eye. It’s amazing for musculoskeletal problems, neurological conditions and digestive problems.
Microcurrent Machines for Eye Diseases
There are many microcurrent machines on the market. Probably the most common microcurrent machine is called the TENS.
Microcurrent increases the circulation, increases cellular activity, reduces inflammation, reduces scar tissue, has a neuroprotective effect and stimulates stem cells. You can imagine that if any of these things would occur in your body, you would have an improvement in your health if you had an increase in circulation, increased cellular activity and reduced inflammation.
This reduction of inflammation can be phenomenal, especially in acute injuries. Dr. Kondrot shares from when he spoke with Lance Armstrong’s physician who said during one race, Lance had a hairline fracture of his ankle. They hooked him up to a microcurrent machine, and it completely healed the hairline fracture overnight. This is the power of microcurrent.
Microcurrent also has a neuroprotective effect. By that, I mean it prevents cells from getting damaged from toxins in the environment. This is especially true with the neurological system in the eye. Applying microcurrent improves the health and prevents further damage. This is the key treatment for patients who have glaucoma because in glaucoma, the optic nerve is sensitive to further damage from an increase in pressure.
Zinc and Microcurrent
There’s also an interesting connection with zinc. Many of you know that zinc is a key component of batteries, and it’s necessary for holding electrical charge. Zinc is an important mineral in the body which is essential for just about every enzymatic reaction. When you’re deficient in zinc, your electrical system does not work.
It’s shocking. The majority of people I see are deficient in zinc even if they’re taking zinc as a supplement. You may be wondering, “How can it possibly be that I can be deficient in zinc even if I’m taking it as a supplement?”