What is TENS?
T.E.N.S. stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. TENS is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative for managing pain. For the past twenty years, doctors have been prescribing TENS as an effective way to reduce or even eliminate pain.
TENS sends tiny electrical signals through your skin to the nerve endings to suppress pain via two theories:
1) Gate Control Theory – overriding the nerve pain signals before they reach the brain
2) Endorphin release theory – releasing the body’s own natural pain fighting chemicals called endorphins.
The TENS deploys waveforms and other technical parameters that incorporate both of these clinical theories to provide immediate and long-lasting pain relief.
How does TENS work to relieve pain?
TENS works by sending tiny electrical signals to the body’s nerve or muscle fibers through the skin to the nerves. This suppresses pain by blocking the pain signals before they reach the brain. TENS sends these gentle impulses through the wireless electrodes attached to the body at strategic pain sites on the body. Because there are many different kinds of pain, and each individual is unique, pain relief varies from person to person. Some users experience pain relief only while the TENS unit is turned on. For others, relief continues for a length of time even after the unit is turned off.
The TENS is the most advanced, pocket-sized and fully portable wireless TENS system on the market. The TENS provides several different modes of operation and a variety of treatment options that are well organized for the user into presets.