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What is Microcurrent?

        Technically, any measured current under 1 milliamp is
        considered a microcurrent.

        But historically, the term “microcurrent” only describes
        a single ingredient is a special formula developed by Dr.
        Thomas Wing in the early 1970’s. Wing was a man of many
        talents. He was an electrical engineer, chiropractor, licensed
        acupuncturist and inventor. While trying to invent a better
        electro-acupuncture device, he stumbled upon a set of elec-
        trical parameters that had far reaching effects on the body.

        What does this have to do with facial rejuvenation? In 1984
        Wing published the very first article on the technique that
        led to the first microcurrent facial rejuvenation offices in the
        U.S. He co-developed this technique with George Goodheart
        DC and they called it the GTO technique because it targeted
        the golgi tendon organ of the muscle, not the belly of the

        In the 80’s when you used the term “microcurrent” it meant microcurrent according to Wing. I
        mentioned that microcurrent was a part of a formula created inside the machine. The current
        delivered into the body was certainly below 1 mA, but that was only part of the story. Here are
        the electrical parameters that make a device a True Microcurrent machine.

        Output: up to 750uA
        Frequency Range: .1 Hz to 999Hz
        Constant Current Generator
        Voltage: +/- 60v
        Duty Cycle: 50%
        Wave form: Square wave
        Polarity changes direction every 2.5 seconds (Tsunami Wave)

        And very shortly after developing those ingredients Wing added another. He found the most
        efficient way to deliver the current was via wet-Q-Tips, a system he patented.

        That’s it. To be a TRUE microcurrent device those parameters MUST be present. Each has a
        specific physiological reason for being there.

        In the early days Wing, an astute businessman, entered into some agreements with beauty
        companies to license the technology and technique. CACI was an early partner as well as
        Texas Beauty Instruments.

        But over time, other companies began to co-opt the word microcurrent to mean whatever they
        wanted, completely confusing the marketplace.

        Here’s a general rule: If you can hold the device in the palm of your hand, it isn’t real microcur-

        You will learn all this, and more when you take my training. JV
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