How does iReliev TENS work?
The iReliev® TENS unit delivers gentle electrical impulses to electrode pads that are placed directly on your skin that travel to the nerves. When TENS stimulates the sensory nerve endings, it blocks the pain signal from traveling to the brain. This creates a pleasantly relieving, tingling sensation in the place of pain. The currents that a TENS treatment sends can also produce endorphins.
The pain-killing properties of endorphins work just as TENS nerve stimulation works – by naturally inhibiting the transmissions of pain signals to the brain.
TENS therapy is often used to manage pain while the body is healing in situations like post-surgery recovery, athletic or other types of injuries, and chronic or acute pain.