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What are The Benefits of Microcurrent Therapy for Anxiety?

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Anxiety disorders affect over 40 million adults in the United States each year. While therapy and medication can help, some people seek alternative treatments like microcurrent therapy. Microcurrent therapy uses subtle electrical currents to stimulate the nervous system and may provide anxiety relief.

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What is Microcurrent Therapy?

Microcurrent therapy involves applying gentle and painless electric currents to the body. These small currents mirror the body’s own electrical signals and may help rebalance the nervous system.

Many people use handheld microcurrent devices that attach with electrodes or clips to deliver customized therapy sessions. Potential treatment locations include the head, face, spine and limbs, though brain stimulation may provide added anxiety benefits.

Research suggests that microcurrent therapy changes brainwaves in ways that ease anxiety symptoms.

Does Microcurrent Therapy For Anxiety Work?

A growing body of research found that microcurrent therapy can successfully treat anxiety disorders like general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, sleep anxiety, and related conditions like depression.

One study showed that 63% of anxiety disorder patients improved after 10 microcurrent therapy sessions. Another found over 70% of depressed patients had relief from anxiety symptoms.

Outcomes tend to improve as additional therapy sessions occur. Researchers concluded that the subtle electrical stimulation balances neurotransmitters and metabolic processes that affect mood. As an added perk, microcurrent therapy is also safe and non-invasive.

How Long Does Microcurrent Therapy Last?

The beneficial effects of microcurrent treatment tend to increase over multiple therapy sessions. While some experience immediate relief, most studies show peak benefits emerge after six weeks of consistent treatments.

Following this initial period, many can reduce session frequency while preserving gains. Maintenance therapy every few days may sustain mood improvements long-term.

If symptoms recur, simply increasing session frequency often restores results. For sustained wellbeing over months and years, brief and frequent microcurrent therapy works best.

Are Microcurrent Therapy Devices Safe?

Microcurrent therapy devices deliver smaller electrical currents than a watch battery, so remain very safe for home use. Most people notice little sensation during treatment.

Side effects like skin irritation and headaches rarely occur and device limitations protect against current overloads

However, microcurrent therapy may interact with pacemakers, pregnancy, or implants, so discuss concerns with your physician first. Provided these considerations are addressed, count on a smooth and relaxing therapy experience.

Does Microcurrent Therapy Work For Pain?

Yes, microcurrent therapy was originally developed over 40 years ago to relieve various types of pain before anxiety treatment emerged. Research confirms microcurrent therapy decreases pain and disability related to fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, nerve injuries, postoperative pain and many other chronic pain conditions.

Electrical stimulation alters pain signals in the nerves while also facilitating natural pain relief hormones. Just like with anxiety treatment, multiple therapy sessions maximize and sustain analgesic effects. So microcurrent therapy offers two-for-one therapeutic benefits!

Final Thoughts

In summary, microcurrent therapy delivers gentle electrical currents that balance nerve signaling to ease anxiety and pain. Multiple research studies confirm microcurrent devices effectively treat anxiety disorders, depression and pain conditions when used consistently over several weeks.

The small electrical currents remain completely safe for extended home use as well. Given the research backing and dual mental health and pain relief benefits, microcurrent therapy makes an excellent wellness tool for anxious individuals seeking alternative support.

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