FSM HOME UNIT INFORMATION
Instructional videos on running your new MEND
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Unit!
Q: How do I delete a protocol from a Batch I programmed?
A: Navigate to the protocol you would like to delete. Press and HOLD the STOP button for 5 seconds. That line should now say "Empty Slot"
Q: How can I tell if my leads are still working?
A: Preform the Water Test: while the unit is running a protocol, submerse all four leads into a cup of water. If the leads are not working, the CH1 or CH2 (or both) red lights will turn on or blink. If they are working, the lights will turn off.
Q: How frequently can I run ____ protocol.
A: That depends on the protocol. Some are fine to run once or even twice per day. With others, it's recommended to run only once per week. Check with Jessie to be clear on your plan of care.
Q: Can I use the unit on my husband / daughter / neighbor?
A: The official answer is no. Think of this unit as a prescription drug. It was prescribed to you. A detailed history was taken to determine the best frequency combinations for your body, and running the unit on someone arbitrarily could pose problems. Discuss this with Dr. Jessie if you need more clarity.
Q: What are the best kind of towels to use for FSM?
A: Some patients have reported using thinner towels (like tea towels or flour sack towels) or even bandanas that tie easily around joints seem to work better than thick, fluffy towels. I would recommend organic towels as you want to make sure what's getting pushed into your system is non-toxic.
Q: My channel lights are off. What does that mean?
A: Your channel lights should be off: that means the unit is working appropriately. If your channel lights are FLASHING or ON, that means that the current is being obstructed somehow and not running correctly. Check the plug-ins, check that your electrodes or alligator clips are appropriately attached, or run the Water Test (see FAQ #2 above).
Q: Any other tips for keeping the towels adhered?
A: Wrap saran wrap around the towel and alligator clip to keep things in place easily and keep warm. Use an ace bandage wrapped around a plastic bag over the wet towel. Put on your rain jacket over the setup to keep warm. Use a clip chip to keep the towel in place. Use a thinner towel that you can tie on, or tie bandanas together and use them in place of a towel.
If you have any questions about your unit, don't hesitate to send Dr. Jessie a message through the Charm portal.
Reordering Electrode Pads
Need New Electrode Pads? We order ours from Amazon. Any standard TENS unit electrode pads work for your device.
Click here for the 2 x 2" Electrode pads
For the LARGER electrode pads, click here.
When it comes time to re-program your device, you have two options.
OPTION 1: Schedule a time to bring the device back to the clinic and Dr. Jessie will re-program it for you. You will pick up the device once the programming is finished. 1-3 days. $125.00 programming fee.
OPTION 2: Purchase the Write-Only software from Mend. Download it to your computer. Request reprogramming from Dr. Jessie via a Charm message. She will write a new profile and email it to you through Charm. You will upload it to your computer, then download the new program onto your own device. $125 reprogramming fee. The benefit to this approach is that you don't have to turn your unit in or spend any time away from it. It is faster than the in-person method. You can make your request digitally and receive your new Profile as soon as it is complete. Note: the software requires Windows 10. There is not yet software available for Mac or iOS.
Tips & Tricks from Other FSM Clients
Wear a raincoat when running protocols with the moist towels to keep from getting your furniture wet and to keep yourself warm. You can put the unit in a zipper pocket and feed the leads through the ear bud hole so it becomes portable.
Use a slow twisting motion when removing or changing the nested leads or alligator clips. S L O W and twisting is the most effective.
Using a thinner cloth is easier to manage than a thick towel.
The towels need to be wetter than you might think.
Wear a compression/tightly fitting shirt that keeps the leads in place during exercise, or use elastic ace wraps.
To treat a knee:
Slit the bottom of a sandwich size plastic bag and place that around the towel on the knee then put on a knee compression sleeve. This keeps the sleeve dry, keeps the towel warmer longer and helps keep clips in place. It is tight enough to prevent everything from moving.
When you run a protocol that allows you to move around, use a small camelback water backpack. You don' need to remove the bladder; just put the unit in a pocket and make sure all the leads can't catch on anything.
The larger electrode pads last almost twice as long as the small ones, and they're simpler to use.
If you have any questions about your unit or if you have any tips & tricks to add to this list, don't hesitate to send Dr. Jessie a message through the Charm portal.