iReliev gel pads do not contain salicylate which is necessary for many people seeking to follow protocol consistent with Guaifenesin protocol. Considered by many as an unapproved treatment for fibromyalgia suggested in the 1990s by R. Paul St. Amand. The protocol involves three parts: titrating the guaifenesin dosage, avoiding salicylates, and following a low-carbohydrate diet if the patient is hypoglycemic.
The gel is made in the USA. This premium gel is intended for optimal electrotherapy dispersion and conducts TENS and EMS therapy very well. We do not use gel made from Japan or China.
Sweat could cause the electrode pads to lose adhesion. However, many of our customers use kinesio-tape or sweat bands to prevent sweat from being saturated into the electrode pads.
Consider taping around the mini tens to prevent sweat from dripping into the electrode pad area of your body when applied.
Yes, we ship internationally.
If your pads are too sticky just leave them out of the zip bag to let them dry out for a while. That should solve the problem.
No. iReliev should not be used if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, or any implanted electronic device. Also, iReliev should not be used if you have any implanted medical devices containing metal.
Yes, since pain is subjective, all iReliev devices provide adjustable intensity allowing you to customize your therapy as to whatever feels comfortable for you.
Topical pain creams, rubs or gels can be used before or after the use of iReliev TENS and/or EMS. Please note, topical pain creams should not be applied to the site of pain immediately before applying the iReliev electrode pads. Applying topical pain rubs in combination with the iReliev electrode pads may damage the electrode pads and prevent you from experiencing optimal electrotherapy results. However, many of our customers use gel for optimal electrical dispersion. It can increase conductivity, creating a more comfortable experience while hydrating the moisture of the gel on the original pads.
iReliev works by producing electrical pulses that block the body’s pain signal to your brain, thus the pain symptoms you feel. TENS has also been shown in clinical studies to encourage the body to release its own natural pain relieving endorphins, sometimes referred to as the body’s “feel good chemical.”
Do not use during pregnancy or if you think you might be pregnant.
Nope. All iReliev devices are FDA cleared over-the-counter (OTC) devices. This includes our latest PlayMakar ET-5050 system, a high output, wireless system.
Therapy sessions can last 60 minutes or less. You can use iReliev for consecutive 60-minute sessions according to your pain relief needs when used in accordance with the user manual.
The durability of iReliev electrodes depends entirely on the application, storage, humidity and care on the part of the person using. In the event that all conditions are perfect, we estimate 20-30 minute sessions per pad.
Application: Before each electrode application, skin must be cleaned with water and soap to remove any lotions, skin oils, make-up and dead skin. Any debris on the skin will be transferred to the gel of the electrode thereby compromising the integrity of the gel’s adhesiveness. Therefore, a clean surface is the most important factor in the number of applications for an electrode.
Storage: After every use, the electrode must be returned to the “ON” side of the Mylar liner, and placed in the original, resealable package to prevent loss of moisture. The electrodes should be stored at a temperature that would be comfortable for a human being, or somewhere between 41.0° and 80.6° F. with humidity at 35-50%.
DO NOT: Store in freezer/refrigerator, leave in extreme heat, submerge in water, or leave outside of the package.
Care: After usage, if the electrode picks up small amounts of debris you may use a drop of water on your finger to gently rub the debris off the electrode. Most important to the care of the electrode is applying it to a clean surface with each use.
DO NOT: Use soap, alcohol, submerge in water, or scrub with abrasive material.
The number of applications depends entirely on the proper application, storage and care by the user. The durability of the electrodes depends on the adhesiveness of the gel and its adhesiveness depends on keeping the gel clean, hydrated and free from foreign debris.
Yes. When electrodes show wear and tear, no longer offer necessary tack or are no longer comfortable for the user, simply replace them with a new set.
For necessary and proper hygiene, the FDA requires electrode pads to be labeled for single person use. Our electrodes are intended for single patient use only. All electrodes are disposable and should be discarded if compromised, and a fresh set used.
The definition of hypoallergenic is “less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other comparable goods.” There is no scientific formula to measure or test this since everybody is different; therefore our electrode pad and the gel used is not labeled as hypoallergenic.
All of our products are free of natural latex. We do not use latex of any kind in the electrodes we manufacture.
Use of hot or cold packs for long periods of time can cause adhesive separation.
Always lift electrodes from the edge, NOT the lead wire.
It’s mini size portability and 60mA power for its size makes it unique and beneficial for anyone seeking pain relief.
No, it is not required as the electrodes are pre-gelled.
Yes, you can change it during a session. Best way to adjust to a comfort level actually.
The Snap style pads fit iReliev model #ET-0303