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It’s Here! The GMA Patient Portal is Now Live

Good things are worth waiting for! It took a little longer than we planned, but the GMA Patient Portal is now up on the website. Secure messaging will make it easy to communicate and make changes in your appointments, update your address, your payment info, to upload labs or other documents, and to manage your prescriptions and get information on your treatment. Current patients can sign up now. If you have any problems signing on, contact your Medical Assistant for help.

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Learn What Frequency Specific Microcurrent Can Do For You – February 22. 6-8 PM

For patients interested in learning how FSM treatment might help them.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a new system of treatment, a refinement of microcurrent technology – tiny “doses” of electrical energy – and uses very specific frequencies of energy applied to the body to create beneficial changes in symptoms and health. In addition to helping with pain, it changes emotional states and improves health. This class will introduce FSM, demonstrate how it is used, and include a live demo of the technology.

Two hour class with Marilyn Graham and Carole Mudge

February 22, 2017/6:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE!

Call (707) 575-5180 to reserve space

Download flyer: Frequency Specific Microcurrent class flyer

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) for Pain and Tissue Damage

Carole doing FSM

Carole Mudge doing FSM on a patient.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) offers exciting promise in working with tissues unresponsive to conventional efforts such as nerve pain, damage or injury, scar tissue, adhesions, and the ability to facilitate healing of acute and chronic injuries. GMA also finds it is a useful supportive treatment as part of comprehensive treatment for chronic conditions like chronic Lyme disease, CFS, and fibromyalgia.

The frequencies appear to change a variety of conditions and tissues, and change pain and function in a large number of clinical conditions. FSM is especially effective at treating nerve and muscle pain, inflammation, and scar tissue.

No technique is 100% effective and FSM is no exception. The effectiveness of FSM depends almost entirely on an accurate diagnosis. Shoulder pain can come from muscles, tendons, bursa, discs, nerves or joints. FSM will treat all of these pain generators effectively. If you are treating for muscle, and the shoulder pain is from nerves or the bursa, you may change the muscle but you won’t change the patient’s pain, since it is not coming from the muscle. This analogy applies to every condition.

How Does FSM Work?

Frequency Specific Microcurrent is a system of treatment using microamperage current and the resonance effects of frequencies on tissues and conditions to create beneficial changes in symptoms and health. This refinement of microcurrent technology – tiny “doses” of electrical energy – uses very specific frequencies of energy applied to the body in sequence. Correct frequencies are determined by direct observation of how the body responds to them.

Frequencies are pulses per second measured in hertz. They can be sound waves or electronic pulses. The frequencies used in FSM are electromagnetic pulses used on two channels firing at the same time. The frequencies are delivered using a ramped square wave that includes high frequency harmonics to create the square wave. The makes the frequencies more accurately pulses rather than the pure frequencies achieved with a sine wave generator. Most microcurrent devices use square wave pulses because they have been observed to be more effective clinically.

The frequency thought to address or neutralize the condition is put on channel A. The frequency thought to address the tissue is put on channel B. The frequencies used in FSM are all less than 1000 Hz. There are frequencies from the list alleged to address over 200 conditions from very common conditions like “inflammation”, “scar tissue”, “mineral deposits” and “toxicity” to very unusual and hard to document conditions like “polio virus”, “trauma” and congestion. There can be no claims made for the effects of the frequencies until research has documented their effects. All that can be said is that use of this or that frequency had this observed effect in this patient with a certain condition.

 

FSM Blue Box

FSM Blue Box for professional treatments by a body technician. The cords are attached to wet cloths or electrodes and placed in the best positions to conduct the current.

 

Every patient is advised to drink at least one quart of water in the hour preceding treatment. Patients who are dehydrated do not find FSM as helpful. Athletes with large muscle mass and inadequate water intake and patients over 70 who are chronically dehydrated have the most problems. Patients who are chronically dehydrated may need more water over several days prior to their treatments.

Women who are pregnant or may be pregnant should discuss treatment with their physician. It is not known that FSM will harm the fetus, but studies have not been done. No problems have ever been observed in a patient treated who was found later to have been pregnant at the time of treatment so the recommendation is based on prudence rather than negative experience.

Patients with cancer may also avoid treatment. Again, this is based on caution rather than known negative side effects. Consult your practitioner to find out whether this applies to you.

There are frequencies used to remove scar tissue that should not be used with 6 weeks of the time of a new injury.

What is the difference between the microcurrent and a laser?

Microcurrent provides electrons, and in published studies increases ATP production in cells. Lasers provide photons. We are unaware of any research suggesting that laser treatment increases ATP production. Lasers oscillate at set frequencies and provide beneficial results, but usually only provide one frequency at a time instead of the dual frequencies used in FSM treatment. Lasers provide whatever benefits they provide by some other method than frequency specific resonance and ATP enhancement.

What is the difference between microcurrent and TENS?

Microcurrent is approved in the category of TENS devices by the FDA. TENS devices deliver milliamp current and block pain messages that are trying to get up the spine to the brain. Microcurrent delivers subsensory microamperage current, 1000 times less than milli-amperage current, which has been shown in published studies to increase ATP production in tissues.

What is the difference between microcurrent and ultra sound?

Ultra sound creates ultrasonic vibrations and creates heat by vibrating the water molecules in the tissue. It does not provide current nor does it change ATP status. It provides beneficial results by these mechanisms but it is just completely different than microcurrent.

What Does a Treatment Involve?

If you are coming in to the office to have a treatment by referral, your doctor will discuss with the FSM Tech what issue they want addressed. You will receive the treatment in a warm, quiet room, lying on a massage table. Because the electrodes are applied with damp cloths, you may be asked to remove some of your clothing for the session. The Tech will begin with frequencies that are known to impact the issue you have, but will also experiment with other frequencies in order to find the optimum treatment for you. Frequencies that are positively reacting in your body cause a distinct change in the feel of the tissue, which the Tech can read. This guides them to the best protocol for you, individually. If you are planning to use a home unit, they may write up your personal frequencies into a protocol specific to you.

You should feel no discomfort during the session. GMA doctors have found that patients who are chronically ill may be unable to tolerate the amperage that other less ill patients do well on. They will check with you, and lower the strength of the current to the place that is best for your body. You may feel a slight buzzing, but no more than that. Being well hydrated will make the treatment most comfortable as well as most effective, and also assists the detoxification that can occur after treatment.

You can come to the office and receive a session with one of our Techs, or you may purchase a home unit in order to run the FSM protocols at home. We recommend that you have one or more sessions in the office in order to find how your body responds to FSM. Your home unit can be programmed specifically for your use. Working with a Body Tech in advance will allow us to choose programs designed especially for you.

FSM works most effectively when you are well hydrated. The day before your session you should be sure to drink several quarts (liters) of pure water. Tea, coffee, and sodas do not count in the needed amount, as they will cause you to flush the fluids out more quickly. Be sure to drink at least one quart in the hour before your treatment. Continue to drink this quantity of water, at a minimum, the day of your treatment, before and following the session.

Treatment is individual to the patient and the condition. Treatments by one of our Technicians may require only one session, or more. The session usually runs for 60 minutes, and may include other types of work during that time. FSM is highly compatible with other types of treatment.

A prescription is not required, though information your practitioner gives to the FSM technician can be helpful in pinpointing specific issues. FSM is available for self referral by GMA patients and the public, as well as referral by GMA and other practitioners.

FSM HomeCare Unit

Small custom programmable unit for home use.

Home FSM units are available for purchase or rental programmed with custom protocols for your specific needs. If you choose to use these home units with self sticking electrodes or gloves rather than wet cloths, you will need to purchase those items. Contact the office or your Medical Assistant to find out the fees involved and how to order units.

Home care is more individual. Some conditions can be treated in a brief session of a few minutes, one time only. Other conditions require longer periods of time, with repeated treatment to maintain the improvement. Most of the individual frequencies in a protocol will run for 1-3 minutes, with the full protocol running for 30-60 minutes. If you are taking a unit home to try out, you may run as many protocols as your practitioner recommends.

Dr. McMakin, the founder of FSM, has been using it since 1994, and various practitioners have been using FSM since 1997. There have been no permanent adverse effects attributable to the use of the microcurrent units or to the use of the frequencies. There are no risks to the patient that we know about as long as the practitioner follows the proper contraindications and precautions associated with both FSM and the use of microcurrent.

There are frequencies used to remove scar tissue that should not be used with 6 weeks of the time of a new injury. Sometimes when muscles are successfully treated range of motion increases so much that joints and nerves can become temporarily painful until range of motion goes back down.

Practitioners are aware of these possible reactions and are advised to warn patients about them. After muscles are treated there is sometimes a detoxification reaction that occurs 90 minutes after treatment similar to that seen with massage therapy. This can be lessened by having the patient drink water and take an anti-oxidant combination supplement.

FSM is offered in the GMA office by a number of practitioners and technicians. See the FSM information page to learn more, and to find published articles on the effectiveness of FSM in specific conditions.

Attend the Frequency Specific Microcurrent introductory class, with live demo, on February 22, 6-8 PM, to find out how it can help you.

Call the office at (707) 575-5180 to reserve a space.

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Power Tapping for Release of Negative States – February 22, 2-4 PM

Clear negative body-mind states
Easy to learn, Simple to apply
Exceedingly effective

THE POWER TAP™

with Marilyn Graham
Release habitual patterns of restricted energy flow

A quick and powerful technique to clear negative body-mind states (uncomfortable physical, mental or emotional patterns, repetitive behaviors, etc.). Drawn from several different energy-meridian tapping techniques, the Power Tap™ is easy to learn, simple to apply and exceedingly effective. Memorize the protocol, and it’s at your fingertips whenever you need it for yourself or another. Similar to resetting a computer that has gone into a bad software/hardware loop, this technique resets ones subtle energy system by stimulating known energy points on the body. In so doing, it releases habitual patterns of restricted energy flow that manifest as ‘dis-ease’ in one’s body/mind.

February 22, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
$25
Call (707) 575-5180 to reserve space

 

Self Help Classes with MG  offered at GMA

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Introduction to EVOX Biofeedback Feb 8, 6-8 PM

Facilitate a shift in perception

Open the way for a more mature functional inner landscape

Improve any aspect of human performance  

EVOX Biofeedback intro

Change How You Habitually See and Experience Life
with Marilyn Graham

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12:00 Midnight Deadline to Sign Up for 2017 Insurance Through HealthCare.gov

ACA Sign Up Deadline 2017Get 2017 Health Insurance coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace

Official site of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Enroll now for 2017. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how the law affects you.

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In California you can use Covered California. If you start your application at Covered California before midnight, you will have until February 4 to complete it.

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EVOX – Biofeedback through Voice

EVOX Biofeedback with Marilyn Graham

M.A. Kensey tries out EVOX biofeedback with Marilyn Graham

By Marilyn Graham

EVOX is a highly effective biofeedback process that works with the frequencies in a client’s voice to balance the negative effects of old emotional patterns, trauma and stress. Given the correlation between physical and emotional health, voice mapping can be a useful support in addressing chronic health problems.

Through a process known as Perception Reframing, the EVOX system helps clients change how they habitually see and experience life. The client speaks for 15-20 seconds about a chosen topic. The EVOX software produces a visual map of the frequencies present, missing, or over-energized in the voice. [Read more…]

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Second Chance to Take the Weight Loss Class – February 8, 2-4 PM

Weight Loss Using Hypnosis

Feel your feelings instead of eating them
Visualize a new, healthy and right-sized body
Move your body more
Eat less, eat healthier

If you missed the first Weight Loss Using Hypnosis class, here is another chance to take it. This is the last Weight Loss class we have scheduled, so be sure to take advantage! [Read more…]

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Neural Therapy relieves chronic pain, neuropathy, and illness, reduces wrinkles and scars

Nafysa Parpia, NDBy Nafysa Parpia, ND

Neural therapy is a specialized injection technique that aids in the treatment of chronic pain, neuropathy and illness, as well wrinkle and scar reduction. It was developed in Germany, and is commonly used there for such treatment. In America, injection techniques such as epidural, regional and trigger point injections are typically used in acute conditions. There are only a small number of doctors in America who are highly experienced and trained in neural therapy for chronic conditions, as well as facial line reduction as I use it in my Anti-Aging protocols.

Neural Therapy involves treatment of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS consists of a vast network of nerve endings extending to almost all cells in the body, and controls unconscious bodily functions such as: metabolism, intestinal motility, cellular respiration, heart rate, circulation, body temperature and breathing. [Read more…]

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Learn How Biosyntonie Can Help You – Free Class January 25, 6-8 PM

Mitigate the negative effects of man-made technologies
Support the body’s own healing resources
Bring the healing balance of nature

Biosyntonie Class at GMA

Two hour class with Marilyn Graham and Asha Baxter [Read more…]