TAS - TENS UnitThe TAS-TENS is a three mode TENS unit with a timer. It features three different stimulation modes. In Burst mode, the TAS-TENS stimulator produces a series of seven quick pulses followed by a rest. The cycle repeats itself twice every second. In Modulation mode, the TAS-TENS stimulator automatically varies the amplitude of the pulse every four seconds. This is a dual channel stimulator, which allows you to use up to four electrodes at a time (two electrodes per channel). The TAS-TENS stimulator is portable and may be clipped to a belt, shirt pocket, bra or other clothing.
The TAS-TENS stimulator kit includes:
Carrying case, Tas-Tens Stimulator, Instruction Manual, Leadwires, Four Reusable Electrodes and a Battery. It also has 3 years warranty!
What is TENS?
TENS is short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The TAS-TENS stimulator generates electrical impulses that are sent through electrodes placed over nerve centers. The various pulses employed by TENS can block pain signals normally sent to the brain through nerve fibers, thereby interrupting the brain's awareness of pain. TENS may activate the release of endorphins. 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 chronic or constant pain. The use of TENS usually improves pain management significantly. TENS is safe, non-invasive, drug free, non-addictive and has no side effects. TENS can reduce the need for pain narcotics and drugs.
How does TENS Unit / TENS Machine work?
TENS works by two different methods. High frequency TENS, is based on the theory that continuous mild electrical activity blocks the pain signal traveling to the brain. If the pain signal does not get through to the brain, the pain is not "felt". The second way TENS works is by stimulating the body's own natural pain-control mechanism. Low frequency or short bursts of electrical activity causes the body to release its own pain relieving substances, called endorphins.
TENS has shown to help patients with:
* Cervical spondylosis
* Chronic back, shoulder and neck pain
* Fibrositis/Myofascial pain syndromes
* Acute sprains/strains
* Sports injuries
* chest pain
* Carpal Tunnel syndrome
* Knee pain
* Peripheral nerve injuries
* Phantom limb pain
* Post operative pain
* Spinal cord disorders
* Pain in the terminally ill
Dual Channel TENS
Pulse rate 2Hz -150Hz
Pulse Width 50 - 250uS
(complete with electrodes, battery case & manual)