This easy to use, dial operated TENS machine offers natural, non-invasive pain relief without the use of chemicals or drugs. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief, offering natural, non-invasive pain relief without the use of chemicals or drugs (see below for more information).
Included with your pack:
- 1 analogue TENS machine unit
- 1 D size 9-volt battery
- 2 electrode leads
- 4 self adhesive electrodes (pack of 4)
- 1 instruction manual
- 1 hard plastic carrying case
Replacement electrodes and leads are also readily available.
Product not suitable for use with a pacemaker or other personal medical device – please consult your healthcare professional before use
What is TENS?
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief.
TENS operates with a small, battery-powered machine about the size of a pocket radio. Usually, you connect two electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) from the machine to your skin. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibres.
When the current is delivered, some people experience less pain. This may be because the electricity from the electrodes stimulates the nerves in an affected area and sends signals to the brain that block or “scramble” normal pain signals. Another theory is that the electrical stimulation of the nerves may help the body to produce natural painkillers called endorphins, which may block the perception of pain.
The TENS machine can be set for different wavelength frequencies, such as a steady flow of electrical current or a burst of electrical current, and for intensity of electrical current. Your physical therapist, acupuncturist, or doctor usually determines these settings. After you receive an introduction to and instruction in this therapy, TENS can be done at home.