TENS, which stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, works by a machine sending out weak electronic impulses directly to the muscle cells. You place the TENS plates on the area you want to treat and, with the stimulation, the muscles begin to cramp. Pain is blocked by the body releasing its own pain-relieving hormones, called endorphins. The stimulation also causes circulation to start at a deep level, and contributes to the activation of the body’s self-healing process. TENS works on both instant and long-lasting pain with either low-frequency or high-frequency stimulation, depending on your choice. The pain relief can last for up to a few hours after a treatment is completed.
Our TENS-121-TM3 contains 10 different acupuncture and massage treatment programs. There are 4 TENS plates, so you can treat either several different points at once or a larger area. A fully charged battery lasts for about 10 hours of usage.
A TENS treatment doesn’t hurt. What you feel is the muscle twitching, a tingle under your skin and some possible heat in the area you’re treating.
All of these are positive signs that the treatment is working. Some of the types of issues that TENS treatment can alleviate are:
- Menstrual cramps
- Aching muscles and inflammation
- Pain in your back, shoulders and neck
- Muscle-related headaches
- Pain in first stage of childbirth
This little miracle machine is very effective. The best part is that it’s very easy to use, has no side effects whatsoever and is a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals. If you want to combine TENS with pain killers, this also works, of course.
NB! However, there are a few things to pay attention to as a user. Do not use TENS on children without the advice of a physician, and don’t use it yourself if you have a pacemaker or other electronic device implanted in your body. Never put the plates against your heart or brain and don’t allow the product to come into contact with water. Maximum recommended treatment time is 60 minutes.