The name TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It means that a small amount of electricity is sent just under the surface of your skin to activate your nerve endings. It is a device that sends tiny electrical impulses through the skin to the nerves. Two electrodes are placed on either side of the area where you feel pain. You then set the frequency of the impulses. A higher frequency will block the pain signals, and a lower frequency will cause the body to produce endorphins, our natural way of reducing pain.
TENS becomes wireless
Traditional TENS units have a control unit that attaches to the wires in which it connects to the pads. The pads are placed on various areas of the body. The issue with this type of device is with the wires as they are quite long, so they could easily get tangled up. The solution to this problem is by using iTENS.
iTENS is the first wireless TENS unit that is an easy to use, wearable, discreet, and revolutionary product in the market. It has thin and flexible features that do not require wires which gives it an advantage among other TENS product. You can use it manually or by using an app with your smartphone. It uses a USB charger, and the full recharge will last a24 hour run time. You can also use it even if it is not fully charged. Its long-lasting reusable and replaceable gel pads are designed to reduce gel pads wear and tear.
How Do TENS help relieve pain?
Some people are concerned that using a TENS unit will be painful, but many find it very comfortable after trying it. The feeling caused by TENS is often described as a tickling feeling, a massage, or like “ants marching” on your skin.
But how does that help pain? Think of it as a bandage. When you have a cut, you cover it with a bandage. When you have pain, TENS works similarly to cover up the pain. It’s a way to distract your brain from getting the pain message from your injured area.