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Most experience acute or chronic pain at some point, and finding the least invasive product with minimal to no side effects can be challenging. Fortunately, science has discovered the benefits of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation - more commonly known as TENS therapy.


TENS therapy is one of the 6 powerful healing modalities included in our TheraPro PEMF multi-therapeutic device. Please read below if you’re considering adding TENS to your healing routine.


What is TENS therapy?


TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator. If you’ve been to a physical therapist or trainer, they likely attached you to a machine that felt like it was zapping you and contracting your muscles. That’s what we’re talking about.  


With TENS therapy, adhesive pads are placed around the problem area, and electrodes send low-voltage electrical impulses through the skin and into the tissues.


How TENS therapy works


The brain works to ensure there is a balance between neurons that turn off and on pain. In normal circumstances, there is an even balance of these neurons so that no pain is felt.


Those dealing with chronic pain have an imbalance between these neurons and the cells of these neurons that turn on pain are participating in more activity than the neurons used to turn off pain.


When using a TENS unit, electrical impulses flood the nervous system and reduce its ability to transmit pain signals to the brain.


These electrical impulses can release endorphins and other substances (serotonin and natural opioids) in the brain to stop pain signals in the brain.


Furthermore, TENS works to create a better balance of the sensation of pain and promote a release of chemicals that turn off pain.


Potential Benefits of TENS Therapy


  • - Highly effective for pain relief and is a natural pain reliever

  • - Pain management

  • - Increases endorphins

  • - Helps reduce the need for pain medications

  • - A non-invasive therapy

  • - Increases circulation to the area

  • - Reduces muscle tension

  • - Reduces muscle spasms

  • - Used for nerve retraining to support the nervous system

  • - Less pain means a calm nervous system and the ability to relax

  • - Improves ability to heal

  • - Reduces anxiety and depression

  • - Improved sleep

  • - Promotes relaxation

  • - Improved range of motion


Research has show that TENS therapy can help acute or chronic pain sufferers with many of the following:


  • - Healing from an injury

  • - Osteoarthritis (disease of the joints)

  • - Fibromyalgia (full body pain)

  • - Tendinitis (inflammation or irritation of tendons)

  • - Labor Pain and Menstrual Pain

  • - Neuropathy (damage to nerves that connect the brain/spinal cord to the body)

  • - Low Back Pain

  • - Peripheral artery disease (hardening of the arteries that circulate blood to the body)

  • - Joint Pain


Who is TENS therapy for?


A TENS unit is helpful for most, but not for everyone.


Those who should NOT use a TENS unit are:


  • - Anyone with an implantable device such as a cardioverter, defibrillator, neurostimulator, bone growth stimulator, or indwelling blood pressure monitor

  • - Those who are pregnant

  • - Those who have deep vein thrombosis or thrombophlebitis

  • - Those with a bleeding disorder or recent or actively bleeding tissue

  • - Those with cancer or a history of cancer should not apply electrodes to areas of the body where there is suspected or known cancer.

  • - Those with epilepsy should not apply electrodes to the head, neck, or shoulders.

  • - Those with heart disease, heart failure, or arrhythmias should not apply a TENS unit to the chest

  • - Talk with your healthcare provider if you have cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, cognitive impairment, or are pregnant 


How the TheraPro TENS Tech Works


Place the two adhesive pads around the area of pain. Keep in mind the farther the pads are from the painful area, the higher the intensity level of electrical currents needed to achieve desired results.


The user can adjust the intensity, frequency, and duration of the electrical impulses based on his or her pain level.


There are 29 levels to choose from, though you will not see numbers on the dial. Keep it at a level that feels right for you and increase it slowly as needed.


  • Do not use TENS on your head, face or throat; swollen, red, infected, or inflamed skin; on or near cancerous lesions, open wounds or rashes, or skin that does not have normal sensation.

  • Do not use it directly on your backbone or on the front and back of your chest at the same time.


Whether you’re looking to relieve pain or simply improve nerve function and blood flow, TENS technology can help.


You can experience this life-changing therapy in the comfort of your home with our TheraPro PEMF multi-therapeutic pad. AND you can combine it with red light, far infrared, gemstone tech, PEMF, grounding, and more!


As always, please check with your doctor or practitioner before starting a new therapy or adding new technology to your healing routine.


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