The traditional TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine is a small, portable, battery-operated device worn on the body. The unit is connected by wires attached to an adhesive pad that sticks to the skin. However, more recently, many people are now using wireless as it can be worn discreetly, under clothing and is easy to use. A versatile TENS unit made even more incredible because it works wirelessly and can be managed from a mobile app is the iTENS machine.
How iTENS Machine Works:
iTENS works in three easy steps.
- Peel n’ stick gel
- Place on pain site
- Launch the app
The iTENS unit can be placed on the shoulder, upper arm, neck, leg, back and knee. The placement of the pads depends on where the pain is in the body. It is pain relief with only a push of a button. You can control the unit using your smartphone by downloading the iTENS app, adjusting the intensity, track your progress, and charting your results. When using the app, there are different levels and options available. The primary use is intensity. When adjusting the intensity, start low and increase to find a comfortable level. Approximately ten minutes into your treatment, your body adapts to the sensation, during which you can increase the intensity. Still, it is best not to constantly continue adjusting the power through treatment. Be sure to experiment with programs to find the proper sensitivity and pulse for your situation.
A wireless TENS machine is the most effective TENS with the same sensation as a traditional product. The electrical pulses block pain signals from reaching your brain, and the electrical pulses stimulate endorphins. Endorphins are feel-good hormones that can combat pain naturally.
If you have chronic pain, then a TENS machine can be a practical part of your pain relief treatment. You will be capable of using these devices long-term without worrying about any side effects.