YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE MISSING!
August 11, 2019
After researching about a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit, I couldn't pass this up for finding out that I can get one only for about $30. A TENS unit delivers small electrical impulses through electrodes (adhesive pads) which stimulates sensory nerve endings through a current. A TENS unit DOES NOT cause muscle contractions (that is an EMS).
A TENS unit reduces pain signals that go to the brain.
CONTENTS: The unit comes with 4 pairs of electrodes-2 each of large and small, 2 cords for the electrodes (you can use 2 or one cord at a time with 1 or 2 pairs of electrodes) and a USB cable.
OPERATION: So this is probably the one thing that could be improved. Once you use it for a while, it is not too hard but there are really no written instructions on how to use this thing. There is an on/off switch on the top left. The screen has 6 pictures for the modes (which honestly I do not even know what some of them are supposed to be). In these different modes, there are 4 different pattern you can choose from. After that, you adjust your intensity level. I honestly don't follow the pictures---I usually use whatever feels right. NOTE : YOU MUST USE AT LEAST 2 (A PAIR) ELECTRODES. You cannot just use one. You need at least two to make a current.
EFFECTIVENESS: I have used this on my neck, shoulder, lower and upper back, knee, ankle, and abdomen (for menstrual cramps). When you first put it on, it may feel like a weird sensation but you get used to after a couple of minutes. During and after I use it, I instantly feel more relaxed and feel less pain. Do your research to find out where the best placement is for the affected area. It does come with an acupuncture chart that you can refer to treat different symptoms. Intensity level, placement, and the different modes are all things that factor into the effectiveness.
BATTERY: I am so impressed with the battery life. I used it probably every day for at least 30 minutes for a week and didn't have to recharge it. There is a battery light on the screen.
TRY THIS OUT!!!