Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

T.E.N.S. or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a small device that many people find effective in relieving pain. TENS has become a recognised and well-proven method of treating pain.

Research, technology and quality engineering have made TENS a safe and highly effective pain relief system, recommended by Pain Clinics, doctors, maternity and physiotherapy departments throughout the UK and internationally.

How does TENS work?

TENS relieves pain in two ways. Electrical pulses pass from the machine through electrodes placed over the nerve centres. Benefit is felt firstly by blocking the pain signals normally sent to the brain through the nerve fibres, thereby interrupting the brain's awareness of pain. Secondly, the body is stimulated to increase it's own production of natural painkillers known as endorphins and enkephalins.

What are the advantages of TENS?

  • TENS is an effective form of pain relief
  • TENS is safe
  • TENS is drug free
  • TENS is non-addictive
  • TENS is portable and ideal for home use

Is TENS safe?

TENS are non-invasive and safe to use. They should however not be used by patients with heart pacemakers or serious heart rhythm problems. As with any product there are a number of necessary precautions. These are listed under our terms and conditionssection and should be read thoroughly before placing an order.

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