TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It is a therapy for discomfort relief involving low voltage electrical current. A TENS machine is a battery-operated device with sticky pads called electrodes.
Usually, the TENS pads are placed across the uncomfortable area, where the electric current passes and provides alleviation. You may or may not feel a tingling sensation during the process.
How Does TENS Work?
TENS can alleviate discomfort in two ways. First, the electric current can stimulate nerve cells and intercept distress signals between them, modifying your perception of the discomfort. Second, nerve stimulation can raise the level of endorphins, a natural chemical that your body releases to reduce aches.
What Can TENS Help with?
TENS therapy is helpful for both long-term (chronic) and short-term (acute) aches.
What are the Benefits of TENS?
TENS is a non-invasive method of ache relief. It can be used alone or in combination with other traditional remedies, such as medications and physical therapy. You will likely need fewer drugs or therapy sessions with TENS.
A TENS unit is usually small and portable. Therefore, you can use it at home or take it with you to alleviate your discomfort at any time or place.
How to Use TENS Devices?
Before starting using a TENS device, ask a doctor or physical therapist for advice. While using the device, follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely.
Make sure the device is switched off before you use it. Attach the pads to your skin on either side of the hurting area at least 5 cm (2 inches) apart. Turn on the device and adjust its frequency, power, etc. accordingly.
Does TENS Have Any Risks or Side Effects?
Do NOT use TENS if you:
Have a medical implant such as a pacemaker or bone growth stimulator.
Have thrombosis or bleeding disorders.
In addition, TENS should NOT be applied:
To damaged skin or open wounds.
To the eyes, head, or neck.
On numb areas.
On the chest or upper back near the heart.
Near reproductive organs or genitals.
In general, TENS therapy is safe and has few reported side effects. In rare cases, burns might occur under the pads. Some people may be allergic to the adhesive materials of the pads and have red, irritated, or itchy skin. Some people may feel uncomfortable with the tingling sensation of the electric current generated by the TENS unit.
MicroGen as a TENS Unit
MicroGen is essentially a multi-functional device that includes a TENS unit. The frequency and current that MicroGen can produce are within the range of those of a TENS machine. MicroGen can indeed help you relieve different aches in various areas. If you are bothered by chronic or acute distress, you should try MicroGen now. The accompanying software offers many options for alleviation.
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