1. TENS is an effective form of pain relief.
TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through adhesive electrodes attached to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. The same electrical impulses also stimulate the body to produce natural pain relievers called endorphins.
2. TENS is drug free.
TENS is a noninvasive method for relieving pain. People who experience pain relief from TENS may be able to reduce their intake of pain medications, some of which can be addictive or cause adverse side effects.
3. TENS is portable
TENS units are also convenient because they are small, portable, and relatively discrete. People can carry a TENS unit in their pocket or clip it onto a belt. Ideal for use at home.
4. No side effects
It is safe for most people to use a TENS unit, and they will not usually experience any side effects.
5. TENS is affordable
TENS machines can be purchased for as little as £25 - £50. The packs come with everything needed to get started straight away.