What is TENS?
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulations, meaning it relieves pain by sending electrical impulses to nerve fibers. It is an alternative solution for pain management that is safe, drug-free and non-invasive. TENS is now one of the most common methods for acute and chronic pain management.
How Does TENS Work?
TENS uses two different mechanisms to alleviate discomfort:
Electrical stimulation of nerve fibers can inhibit pain receptors from being received by the brain.
The contraction and relaxation of muscles release endorphins which is a natural compound within the body that acts as an analgesic.
By effectively managing pain without drugs or procedures, TENS technology gives thousands of people their lives back. Medical professionals, physical therapists and chiropractors have used TENS units successfully for decades. And luckily HealthmateForever provides these devices without a prescription for any budget or lifestyle.
What is EMS?
Electronic Muscle Stimulator (EMS),now called Powered Muscle Stimulator (PMS) operates similarly by sending electrical pulses to muscle tissues. EMS is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The stimulation will enhance muscle toning and speed up recovery time by building new muscle tissue.
How Does EMS Work?
EMS uses the following mechanism:
- Pulses are generated and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles being stimulated. These impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.
EMS devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has received an increase in attention as a form of electrotherapy and muscle training. Because EMS can be used for rehabilitation and fitness purposes, it’s versatile for everyone. For instance, in preventing muscle atrophy which can occur from a number of things such as musculoskeletal injuries, EMS can aid in preventing damage to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is also a great option as a strength training or post-exercise tool. Our portable, lightweight units have been scientifically designed and proven to construct strong, deep muscle contractions to tone and exercise body muscles efficiently and effectively.
How Does HealthmateForever Unit Work?
HealthmateForever® Units perform based on pain relief associated with sore and aching muscles, specifically in the lower back, upper extremities and lower extremities due to severe strain. Our units block pain signals from reaching the brain by delivering gentle electric impulses through electrodes placed on the skin to underlying nerve fibers. Muscles then respond to these impulses by contracting and relaxing rhythmically sending a different signal that is associated with voluntary contraction or “normal exercising”.
Because of this chemical reaction that utilizes glycogen, fat and other nutrients stored within the muscle, building, toning and strengthening is made possible.
HealthmateForever® has developed a culture of trust with our clients as not only a medical device but also a personal massager. We know every client is unique and and each product should match that diversity. We have a TENS Unit for any lifestyle or budget and all of our devices are Class II FDA cleared. For targeted, effective treatments, our devices allow users to choose between various massage modes, intensity, and treatment time for the most efficient relief. Because of HealthmateForever’s convenience, our customers find that they can save money and time using our handheld device at home, work or on- the-go for treatment wherever and whenever they need.
It’s best to try different frequencies and intensities to find the best option for you. Optimal settings of stimulus parameters are subjective and are determined by trial and error.
Make sure that your pads are correctly placed since electrode positioning is quite important. Electrode pads are best placed on the skin over the painful area or on either side, 3 centimeters apart. Other locations other than the injured area can provide pain relief such as:
- Over cutaneous nerves
- Trigger points
- Acupuncture sites
Patient comfort is the most significant component and determinant of the overall success of treatment. The intensity of the impulse is a function of pulse duration and amplitude. The amount of output current depends on the combined impedance of the electrodes, skin, and tissues.
HealthmateForever® Units allow users to choose between various massage modes, intensity, and treatment time. Users can attach the self-adhesive pads to different muscle groups for a targeted, effective treatment. Because all of our TENS and EMS units are Class II FDA cleared to ensure safety and efficiency, our products can help you reduce pain, stimulate your nerves and muscles, and relax your body anywhere at any time.
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