Briefly about TENS Unit and EMS Unit
While many believe that TENS and EMS are just variations on the same technology. In fact, TENS and EMS are two features, they have similarities and differences.
This stands for electrical nerve stimulation through the skin. It involves low-energy charges that stimulate the nervous system of the body and basically soothes all pain by interrupting messages sent to the brain's receptors.
EMS stands for electromechanical stimulation, EMS targets actual muscle tissue, makes it relax and contract with each electrical impulse.
What does TENS mean?
Subcutaneous nerve irritation with electrical impulses
What does EMS mean?
Similarity between TENS Unit and EMS Unit:
Both provide low voltage pulses to excite.
HOW TENS WORKS
There is nothing “magic” about Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). TENS Unit is intended to be used to relieve pain. The TENS unit sends comfortable impulses through the skin that stimulate the nerve (or nerves) in the treatment area. In many cases, this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate the pain sensation the patient feels. Pain relief varies by individual patient, mode selected for therapy, and the type of pain. In many patients, the reduction or elimination of pain lasts longer than the actual period of stimulation (sometimes as much as three to four times longer). In others, pain is only modified while stimulation actually occurs. You may discuss this with your physician or therapist.
EXPLANATION OF EMS
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an internationally accepted and proven way of treating muscular injuries. It works by sending electronic pulses to the muscle needing treatment; this causes the muscle to exercise passively.
It is a product derived from the square waveform, originally invented by John Faraday in 1831. Through the square wave pattern it is able to work directly on muscle motor neurons. The Twin Stim® has low frequency and this in conjunction with the square wave pattern allows direct work on muscle groupings. This is being widely used in hospitals and sports clinics for the treatment of muscular injuries and for the re-education of paralyzed muscles, to prevent atrophy in affected muscles and improving muscle tone and blood circulation.
HOW EMS WORKS
1. Relaxation of muscle spasms
2. Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy
3. Increasing local blood circulation
4. Muscle re-education
5. Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis
6. Maintaining or increasing range of motion
The EMS units send comfortable impulses through the skin that stimulate the nerves in the treatment area. When the muscle receives this signal it contracts as if the brain has sent the signal itself. As the signal strength increases, the muscle flexes as in physical exercise.
Then when the pulse ceases, the muscle relaxes and the cycle starts over again, (Stimulation, Contraction and Relaxation.) Powered muscle stimulators should only be used under medical supervision for adjunctive therapy for the treatment of medical diseases and conditions.
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