Inexpensive and non-invasive–that’s transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which relieves both acute and chronic pain with a battery-powered device smaller than your phone that sends electrical pulses to nerves.
TENS floods the nervous system with electrical pulses, disrupting the transmission of pain signals while spurring production of endorphins. It works for pain caused by cancer and its treatment, with minimal side effects.
High-frequency pulses of between 80 and 120 cycles per second help manage acute pain. Low-frequency pulses ranging from 1 to 20 cycles per second can prove effective in treating chronic pain, which is that lasting six months.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is helpful in treating the following conditions:
What Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Can Treat