What are TENS Unit and EMS Unit?

What Is a TENS Unit?

TENS is short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The TENS unit is a small battery-operated device that produces pain-relieving electrical impulses. Tiny pulses are then passed from the TENS unit via the lead wires and electrodes to the nerves underneath the skin's surface. The electrodes are normally positioned around the area of pain. It is safe, easy-to-use, and a drug-free method for pain relief used by hospitals and physiotherapists for over 50 years, and now quite common to use at home as well.   What Does a Tens Unit Do?   A TENS unit usually works in two ways. First,...

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How to use TENS for pain relief?

How to Use TENS for Pain Relief?

Overview TENS stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. The TENS therapy is one of the most widely used forms of pain relief. By using this small, battery-operated device, a TENS Unit can block pain signals from reaching the brain and potentially reduce the need for pain medication. Because TENS are inexpensive, non-invasive, safe -- with no major side effects and no potential for toxicity -- TENS can be self-administered following simple training   How Does a TENS Unit Works? The TENS machine sends electrical current that travels through electrodes and into the skin, stimulating specific nerve pathways . This blocks...

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