A Wireless Tens Massage Therapy System
Pain is the body's warning system. It alerts us to injury or Illness. When the
body is functioning normally, pain serves as a vital warning sign when
something is not right. In are without pain a person would not know when to get
away from danger or to seek medical help. Pain signals in the form of
electrical impulses, travel through the body's nervous system from the site of
the injury or Ailment to the brain. Then, at the brain prosthesis impulses are
interpreted as pain.
T. E. N. S. Stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Pain, whether chronic (long-term) or acute (short-term, often from surgery or
trauma), can be relieved through a variety of methods including drugs, topical
ointments, surgery, and electrical stimulation. T. E. N. S. Devices deliver
mild electrical pulses through the skin to stimulate the cutaneous (surface)
and afferent (deep) nerves to help control pain. Unlike drugs or topical
ointments, T. E. N. S. Does not have any known side effects.
Electric Massager / Tens Massager Therapy Device Is Based On Traditional Chinese
Medicine(Tcm) Theory, Physics, Bionics And Electrobiology Developed Through
Many Years Of Clinical Practice.
The TENS massager therapy device is a type of physical therapy that produces
electrical pulses to create nerve stimulation by transferring minute electrical
impulses through electrodes, a sticky patch positioned on the skin. The
electrical signals pass through the Massager/TENS unit through wires to the
electrodes (Ashi pads). Unlike drugs or Topical ointments, TENS Does not have any known side effects.
There are two major theories as to how electrical stimulation relieves pain.
According to the "gate control theory" pain and non-pain impulses are sent to
the brain from the local nervous system. These impulses travel through the
cutaneous nerves to the deeper afferent nerves and then to the spinal cord and
brain. Along the path are many areas Referred to as "gates." These gates
control which impulses are allowed to continuously to the brain. The gates
prevent the brain from receiving too much information too quickly. Since the
same nerve can not carry a pain impulse and a non-pain impulses simultaneously,
the stronger, non-pain impulses (from the TENS Device) "controls the gate," and
basically over rides the pain signal, resulting in less pain perception.
According to the second theory, TENS Stimulation encourages one's body to
produce and release greater amounts of a chemical called endorphin. Endorphins
are our body's own natural painkillers therein are released as a natural
overcome pain. Endorphins interact with pain receptors, blocking the perception of pain, much
as the pharmaceutical drugs or a narcotic zoals does, was but without the side
effects associated with prosthesis types of drugs.
TENS Has no curative value. However, for many people who are Suffering from pain due to an injury or
ailment, the use of TENS Can help manage pain considerably. Pain sufferers who
have not been able to find relief from drugs or who have experienced uncomfortable side effects from drugs, find TENS To be a great alternative in
controlling the pain. In today's fast-paced lifestyle, many people just do not
have the time to be set back due to pain. TENS Devices can help them control
and manage hun pain, so that they are still able to perform daily functions at
home or at work, return to work sooner, or perhaps enjoy more activities than
they have before.
Tens Massager Therapy Device Features:
• Wireless, Lightweight and Portable
• Produces Low Electric Current To Stimulate
• Six Therapy Mode-
Beat, Massage, Tap, Vibrating, Pressure, Auto cycle
• Can Treat Multiple Users At The Same Time
• Speed Is Auto Adjustable When Used On Different Skin Conditions (dry or moist skin)
• Intensity Is Adjustable Per User Request
• Auto Set To Cut The Power After 15 Minutes Of Use
• Can Be Used For Shoulder, Waist, Leg, Arm Or Other Or other Areas Needing Pain
item #657 159.00
Includes Wireless Device, Two Large Ashi Pads And Two Small Ashi Pads.
Device operates with 2 - 1.5v AAA batteries (included).
Each Ashi pad can be used up to 60 times without replacing. Additional Ashi pads sold separately below:
Small Ashi Pad... item #751 4.00
Large Ashi Pad... item #752 5.00
History Of T.E.N.S
Electrical stimulation for pain control was used in ancient Rome, 63 A.D. It was
reported by Scribonius Largus that pain was relieved by standing on an
electrical fish at the seashore. In the 16th through the 18th century various electrostatic devices were used for
headache and other pains. Benjamin Franklin was a proponent of this method for
pain relief. In the nineteenth century a device called the electreat, along
with numerous other devices were used for pain control and cancer cures. Only
the electreat survived into the twentieth century, but was not portable, and
had limited control of the stimulus.
The first modern, patient-wearable TENS was patented in the United States in
1974. It was initially used for testing the tolerance of chronic pain patients
to electrical stimulation before implantation of electrodes in the spinal cord
The electrodes were attached to an implanted receiver, which received its power
from an antenna worn on the surface of the skin. Although intended only for
testing tolerance to electrical stimulation, many of the patients said they
received so much relief from the TENS itself that they never returned for the
A number of companies began manufacturing TENS units after the commercial
success of the Medtronic device became known. The neurological division of
Medtronic, founded by Don Maurer, Ed Schuck and Dr. Charles Ray, developed a
number of applications for implanted electrical stimulation devices for
treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and other disorders of the nervous
Today many people confuse TENS with Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS). EMS and
TENS devices look similar, with both using long electric lead wires and
electrodes. TENS is for blocking pain, where EMS is for stimulating muscles.
What is TENS?
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses
electrical current delivered through electrodes to the skin for pain relief.
Electrical stimulation of the nerves may encourage the body to produce natural
painkillers called endorphins, which may block the perception of pain.
TENS treatments are performed using the two electrodes (wires that conduct electrical current) connected from the
machine to the 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 fibers. The machine can be set for different wavelength frequency, such
as a steady flow of electrical current or a burst of electrical current, and
for intensity of electrical current. These settings are usually determined by
your physical therapist or doctor. After an introduction to and instruction in this therapy, TENS can be done at
What Is TENS Used For?
TENS is used to relieve pain for several different types of illnesses and
conditions. It is used most often to treat muscle, joint, or bone problems that
occur with illnesses such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, or for conditions
such as low back pain, neck pain, tendinitis, or bursitis. TENS has also been
used to treat sudden (acute) pain, such as labor pain, and long-lasting
(chronic) pain, such as cancer pain.
Although TENS may help relieve pain for some people, its effectiveness has not
been proven, and it is not considered to be a long-term solution to pain.
Is TENS Safe?
TENS is generally considered safe, although the machine could harm an adult or
child if misused. Have your physical therapist or doctor show you the proper
way to use the machine, and follow these instructions carefully.