The frequency of the resultant current will be equal to the mean of the two original currents, and will vary in amplitude at a frequency equal to the difference between these two currents.
This later frequency is known as the
amplitude-modulated frequency (AMF)
Amplitude-Modulated Frequency (AMF):
It is also known as the
AMF is defined as the difference between the frequencies of the two medium- frequency currents, which is produced in the tissues at the point where the two currents cross.
Amplitude of AMF is always higher than the amplitude of the two medium-frequency currents.
Nerve or cell membrane does not coincide with the intensity of AMF of thecurrent, which we give to the tissues.
AMF is a low-frequency current, which is produced deep inside the tissues.
For example, Circuit A 4000 Hz mediumCircuit B 3900 Hz frequencyBeat Frequency 100 Hz – low frequency
AMF are of two types, which are as follows:
By varying the frequency of the second circuit relative to the constantfrequency of the first, it is possible to produce a range of beat frequencies deepin the patient’s tissues. It can be constant or variable. It is used for thetreatment of localized or smaller areas.
Constant beat frequency is also known as selective beat frequency
Variable beat frequency is also known as automatic beat frequency.
0 to 5 Hz stimulates sympathetic nerves
5 to 10 Hz stimulates parasympathetic nerves
10 to 50 Hz stimulates motor nerves
50 to 90 Hz produces sedative and spasmolytic effect
90 to 100 Hz produce analgesic or pain relief effect
Dynamic or vector or scanning AMF:
By varying the intensity of the second circuit relative to the constantintensity of the first, it is possible to produce the dynamic AMF. It is alsoknown as vector AMF or scanning AMF. This vector can be of 45
. Itis used for the treatment of larger areas.