Acupuncture is the traditional healing practice of ancient Chinese medicine. It is the process of penetrating the skin with hair-thin needles on the body to treat diseases and promote relaxation. The needles insert on what the traditional Chinese practitioners believed to be acupuncture points. According to them, the human body has acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. When a person feels ill, the paths are out of balance or due to possible blockage. You may restore the balance by applying pressure on the acupuncture points, allowing the vital energy to flow freely. In modern medicine, acupuncture is still applicable. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) uses mild electrical currents instead of needles to treat pain. The right TENS unit acupuncture points can treat and relieve specific acute and chronic body pain.
TENS therapy is a type of electrotherapy that uses low-voltage electrical impulses to the body through the skin. Instead of needles, the TENS unit is a small portable device with a set of adhesive electrode pads attachable to where the pain points are. The wireless iTENS use the TENS unit acupuncture points to stimulate the nerves, muscles, and connective tissues. The right acupuncture points are the specific areas along the nerve pathways around the region of pain. The pads are attachable to the back, arms, legs, knees, and feet. But unlike acupuncture needles, the TENS electrode pads cannot be on the head or the face.
TENS Unit Acupuncture Points: How it works
A TENS unit like the iTENS relieves body pain by electrically stimulating the nerves to close the gating mechanism in the spinal cord to block pain signals to the brain. Blocking the pain signals can suppress the sensation of pain. Additionally, The TENS unit aids in the release of natural chemicals like endorphins which are the body’s natural painkillers. Pain relief is most effective when the electrical stimulation application is on the correct TENS unit acupuncture points. The TENS unit gives a mild tingly sensation during use. The TENS unit on high frequency should be firm but not enough to cause discomfort. People who use TENS for their acute or chronic pain report better conditions after their session.
Some people need healing and can benefit significantly from acupuncture but are not comfortable with needles. TENS is a safe and non-invasive alternative to pain relief. TENS is convenient, especially for chronic pain, because you can use it as many times in a day as you want. The wireless iTENS is perfect for slipping under the clothes without being distracting. By using the ancient healing method of Chinese medicine on the TENS unit acupuncture points for pain relief, the wireless iTENS unit is a very recommendable machine for pain management.