Using a TENS for treating Migraine and Headaches

More than 10 million people in the UK get headaches, making them one of the most common health complaints, but most are easily treated.

Most headaches aren't serious and can be treated with pharmacy remedies and lifestyle changes, such as getting more rest and drinking enough fluids.

A migraine is usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or on one side of the head.

Some people also have other symptoms, such as nausea and sensitivity to light.

Migraine is a common health condition, affecting about 15% of adults in the UK.

There are several acupuncture points that are used to treat migraine and often produce positive effects when stimulated with TENS.


Using one lead only, place one electrode on the left temple, and the second one on the back of your right hand between your thumb and first finger.


Using one lead only, place both electrodes on the back of the neck. Note: Do not place pads on the side of front of the neck


Set the TENS to Burst,

Pulse frequency 100Hz

Pulse width 200 ┬Ás

Stimulate for up to one and half hours. Repeat up to four times daily. If this is not successful, try Constant mode, 80-100Hz.