Microcurrent stimulation is a painless therapy that delivers a mild electrical current to the body. Doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists use microcurrent stimulation to reduce pain and speed healing. When directed at the eyes, microcurrent stimulation (MCS) has been found helpful for many cases of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, and eye surgery recovery.
How Microcurrent Stimulation Works
Understanding how microcurrent stimulation can support eye disease depends on knowing about cellular energy. Each cell in the body has a power source called ATP. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is a chemical that acts like a battery. ATP allows the cell to use energy. In cells of the eye’s retina, ATP provides the power to remove waste and keep the membrane viable.
Waste removal plays a role in many eye diseases. Dry macular degeneration, for example, is marked by fatty deposits called “drusen” accumulating in the retina.
Microcurrent stimulation helps stimulate ATP production. Using the correct frequency on the eyes increases blood flow. The fresh blood nourishes eye cells and tissues. Also, any dormant retinal cells are re-energized, allowing them to remove more waste products. Less waste allows more nutrients to circulate and improves intercellular communication.
Exactly how MCS works scientifically is not yet known. Some research points to MCS imitating the electrical activity of the healthy eye. This energy boost helps awaken dormant cells, improve nerve conduction and velocity, and increase microvascular circulation.
Microcurrent Stimulation Specifically for the Eyes
At Natural Eye Care, we offer the home unit version of the Microcurrent Stimulation (MCS 100 ile), specifically designed the eyes. Most other units on the market are the TENS-type, aimed more at bone repair and wound healing. Our MCS 100 ile is preset to run through four frequencies in a 5-minute cycle. This gentle program starts with higher frequencies to relax the retinal tissues. Then, lower frequencies stimulate ATP production. Adult stem cells tend to be attracted to the area, potentially facilitating cell regeneration.
This treatment is painless and harmless. Patients have reported no side effects. Several studies used the same MCS program. The majority of the subjects stabilized or improved.