Microcurrent is often compared to TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) technology. Some TENS applications are designed to saturate nerves, thus blocking or preventing pain signals to the brain. These types of TENS are often effective for acute injuries, but becomes ineffective once the patient’s body accommodates or habituates to the signal. Microcurrent technology incorporates advanced TENS technology with the use of low-level electrical currents (10-6 amperes) and interactive feedback technology to treat nerve and muscle pain, and other chronic health challenges. Tissues in the human body conduct electrical frequencies which may be disrupted by injury. Microcurrent restores normal frequency conduction within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in pain, inflammation and function.

Conventional T.E.N.S. devices DO NOT stimulate the C fibers and they work at a frequency much higher than the body's frequency which "shock" the body into temporarily stopping pain.  The effects don't last.

Microcurrent devices stimulate the nervous system using electrodes connected to the skin, just as TENS devices do.  However, by using microcurrent levels, C fibers are targeted and stimulate the production of neuropeptides and other regulatory peptides, which the body uses to heal itself.  When the body is stimulated to heal itself, there is a more permanent change in the cellular tissues which results in positive, long-lasting change.

According to the size and speed of conduction, the nerve fibers are classified into three different categories; namely, A, B, and C. These are described in detail below:

Type A fibers:

  1. These fibers are the thickest and fastest conducting.
  2. They are myelinated.
  3. They have a diameter of 1.5-20 micron
  4. Their speed of conduction is 4-120 m/sec, which shows that they have a really fast conduction of impulse.
  5. Examples of type A fibers are skeletomotor fibers, fusimotor fibers, and afferent fibers to skin.

Type B fibers:

  1. These fibers are medium in size; i.e. they are smaller than type A fibers, but larger than type C.
  2. They are myelinated.
  3. They have a diameter of 1.5-3.5 microns.
  4. Their speed of conduction is 3-15 m/sec, which shows that they are slower than type A fibers.
  5. Examples of type B fibers are preganglionic autonomic efferents.

Type C fibers:

  1. These fibers are the smallest and thinnest.
  2. They are non-myelinated.
  3. They have a diameter of 0.1-2 microns.
  4. Their speed of conduction is 0.5-4 m/sec, which shows that they have the slowest conduction.
  5. Examples of type C fibers are postganglionic autonomic efferents and afferent fibers to skin.


Microcurrent therapy uses electrical current that is just above the levels of electrical exchange that occur in our bodies. It can help speed up injury recovery for bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, and soft tissues, as well as provide many other healing benefits. The theory behind microcurrent therapy is that by introducing a surface application of microamperes to the body, it can restore lost energy to cells, tissues, and our bodies. These electrons and their energy are the very essence of every living cell. Every tissue and organ needs energy to perform their individual, critical functions. The body is able to utilize this outside source of minute electrical currents to accelerate its own healing mechanisms. Avazzia devices are literally human battery chargers.


• Improved circulation and dilated blood vessels.

• Increased amount of red blood cells.

• Nerve repair and healing without scar tissue.

• Stimulating lymph circulation.

• Elimination of wastes and toxins.

• Increased ATP production up to 500% (ATP=adenosine triphosphate).

• Increased excretion of fluids through the kidneys.

• Lengthening the connective tissue, reducing or preventing formation of adhesion, and

 reducing the danger of fibrosis.

• Improved circulation and nutrition to joints.

When cells are damaged they become electrically imbalanced. Because microamperes are close to the electrical level of the body’s cells, the application of microcurrent is able to help re-balance a cell’s electricity. This returns damaged cells to a normal state and initiates cellular activity. Electrical current naturally takes the path of least resistance through the body, which means at the site of an injury the body’s electrical current will go around the defect rather than through it.

It is an ongoing process to heal damaged cells, and microcurrent – like the body’s own electrical current – likes to go around the injury, taking the path of least resistance. However, by applying microcurrent to the site of an injury, the microamperes current is able to pick up where the body fails. Through regular microcurrent treatments, the current is able to gradually close the gap and help heal the damaged area. This helps stimulate healing and will accelerate the body’s healing process, as well as increase the level of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP is considered by some biologists as the “currency of life.” It is a dynamic reservoir of energy that is integral to the function of nearly every cell in the body.


Microcurrent therapy can be used on adults, children, horses, dogs, cats, and many other types of animals. The techniques and specific applications vary depending upon what microcurrent device you’re using and what issue you’re looking to address. The following are a few examples of the types of injuries that can benefit from microcurrent therapy. With any issue or condition, it is always important to first talk to your doctor or veterinarian and to work closely with them.

• General all-body soreness

• Healing wounds

• Speeding up the healing process

• Boosting the immune system

• Tendon and ligament injuries

• Muscle tears or strains

• Arthritis

• Lung and respiratory issues