Tens is short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The Tens generates electrical impulses that are sent through electrodes place over nerve cheters. The various pulse employed by Tens can block pain signals normally sent to the awareness of pain. The Tens may activate the release of endorphin. These are chemicals in the control system used by the body to suppress pain naturally. It is no longer necessary for many people to endure chromic or constant pain. The use of Tens usually improves pain management significantly. Tens is sage, non-invasive, drug free, non-addictive and has no side effects. Tens can reduce the need for pain narcotics and drugs. Federal law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician Tens is a FDA regulated non-norcotic pain relief device.
Tens works by two different methods. High frequency Tens, is based on the theory that continuous mild electrical activity blocks the pains is not "felt". The second way Tens works is by stimulation the bodies own natural pain-control mechanism. Low frequency or short bursts of electrical activity causes the body to release its own pain relieving substances, called Endorphin.