6 Things You Need to Know About TENS Unit and EMS Therapy Device

6 Things You Need to Know About TENS Unit and EMS Therapy Device

As electrotherapy becomes more and more widely used, many people who try electrotherapy still do not understand its principles and uses. Instead, you will be misled by different information. The following 6 things can quickly help you learn about TENS Units & EMS Therapy Device.

1) What does TENS stand for?
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. The word "transdermal" means "through the skin". A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes. The goal is to provide drug-free, non-invasive pain relief.

2) What does EMS or NMES stand for?
EMS stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation. EMS is also known as NMES or neuromuscular electrical stimulation.is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. EMS has received an increasing amount of attention in the last few years for many reasons: it can be utilized as a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; it could be used as a rehabilitation and preventive tool for people who are partially or totally immobilized; it could be utilized as a testing tool for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo; it could be used as a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes. The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. The impulses mimic the action potential that comes from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The use of EMS has been cited by sports scientists as a complementary technique for sports training, and published research is available on the results obtained. In the United States, EMS devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

3) What are the main differences and similarities between TENS Unit and EMS therapy device?
When looking at the facts about TENS Unit and EMS , it's important to get a good sense of how the two devices compare on a fundamental level. As the name implies, TENS Unit stimulate nerves, while EMS therapy device stimulate muscles. However, everyone uses electrical pulses to do so. Electrical impulses are passed through the skin through the electrode pads to the nerves and muscles. The electrodes act as conductors, so when a TENS Unit or EMS Therapy Device generates electrical impulses, they are passed through the skin through the electrode pads. Pads are strategically placed on different areas of the body, wherever relief is needed.

4) What is a TENS Unit used for treatment and pain relief?
Since a TENS Units is used for pain relief, it is useful in many situations. They can also be used to treat acute pain, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, lower or upper back pain, joint pain and even arthritis. Smaller, portable devices like the ATANG EMS Therapy Laser Watch can even be worn throughout the day to provide pain relief when needed. By stimulating the nerves in the painful area, two things happen. For one, electrical currents are known to stimulate the release of endorphins. Endorphins (named after morphine) are the body's natural pain relievers. They are known to produce a high, like morphine.

Another way is explained by something called gate control theory. This theory says that non-painful feelings close the "door" to pain. In other words, non-pain signals to the brain cannot co-exist with pain signals. The electrical current creates a pleasant, tingling, massage-like sensation in the applied area, blocking pain signals from the brain.

5) What is the role of EMS therapy device?
As the name suggests, EMS therapy device stimulate muscles. This causes the muscles to repeatedly contract and relax, working like a passive movement. The main function behind EMS therapy device is not to help with pain relief, but to aid in muscle growth and recovery. When EMS therapy device stimulate muscles, it helps increase blood flow to the area, which reduces inflammation and promotes growth.

6) What is EMS therapy device used for?
EMS devices can be applied to muscles anywhere, whether it's the legs, arms, shoulders, or feet. If you have recently been injured and need rest, but still want to work your muscles to prevent weakness or atrophy, you should use EMS equipment. EMS equipment is ideal for athletes or others rehabilitating muscles after injury. Likewise, portable devices like the ATANG EMS Therapy Laser Watchs are pain relievers and muscle stimulators that can be worn throughout the day, even during training or athletic practice.

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