I was recently sent the Omron ElectroTHERAPY TENS Pain Relief Pro unit to review.
What does TENS stand for and how does it work?
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation works by attaching small electrodes to the skin by the area of the pain, small electrical pulses from a machine the size of a cell phone are delivered to the area. The electrical impulses feel like a tingly sensation and interfere with the transmission of pain signals to the brain, increases endorphins, and increases blood flow to the area.
The Omron unit I was sent has 5 different pain modes
- lower back
I did worry that since it was a small home unit the intensity levels wouldn't be very high...wrong. I can only stand it up to a 5! My husband likes it set between 6-8. Clearly he is tougher than I am. We do both agree it seems to help alleviate our lower back pain and after you get used to the tingly sensation it feels good. I find it rather relaxing.
You don't have to worry about having to buy pads all the time for it since the ones that come with the unit are reusable and are good for up to 150 uses. Awesome. That was for sure one of my worries.
It is set for 15 minutes and turns off automatically after that. They recommend no more that 30 minutes at a time and no more than 45 minutes in a day.
Super easy to use
- apply the pads
- select mode
- select intensity
- hang out for 15 minutes and let it do it's thing
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Disclaimer: I was sent the Omron's Electrotherapy TENS Unit for review purposes, I was in no other way compensated for this post. I was not required to give a positive review all opinions are my own. The unit is valued at $69
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