Using Tens Units For Migraine and Headaches

What is a Migraine and headaches?

 

Migraines usually start with a throbbing headache centered above the eye. It can also begin at the back of the head and spreads to one side. The pain is believed to be associated with intense vasoconstriction, followed by prolonged dilation of blood vessels leading to and within the brain. Attacks vary in duration and frequency. In classic migraines, the pain is preceded by visual disturbances, sensitivity to light, nausea, and dizziness. One of the most frequent causes is eating chocolate, caffeine and drinking red wine.

Headaches occur for a variety of reasons. More often than not, the cause is either stress, tension or anxiety. They can also be due to emotional stress, eye strain, infection, too much or too little sleep, head injury and even changes in the weather.

Migraines often start with a throbbing headache centered above the eye or begins at the back of the head and spreads to one side.

Cluster headaches come in clusters of time. These painful attacks affect the forehead, temple and behind the eye. In severe cases, the eye and pupil become smaller.

Tension Headaches result from muscle tightening in the neck and head. The muscle contraction leads to a slightly decreased blood flow to the surrounding areas and irritation of the pain fibers in the skin, muscles and blood vessel walls.

Amazingly, 12% of the population – including children – suffers from migraine. 18 % of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of children experience migraines. Most headaches aren't serious and can be treated with pharmacy remedies and lifestyle changes, such as getting more rest and drinking enough fluids.

 A migraine is usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or on one side of the head. Some people also have other symptoms, such as nausea and sensitivity to light.

 

TENS Units Highly Effective for Migraine Relief in Study. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS device provided relief to 81% of migraine sufferers who used it, according to results of a clinical study published in The Journal of Headache and Pain.

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There are several acupuncture points that are used to treat migraine and often produce positive effects when stimulated with TENS Unit

 

ELECTRODE PLACEMENT

Using one lead only, place one electrode on the left temple, and the second one on the back of your right hand between your thumb and first finger.

ALTERNATE ELECTRODE PLACEMENT

Using one lead only, place both electrodes on the back of the neck. Note: Do not place pads on the side of front of the neck

 

 Buy your portable Tens Unit to fight with your migraine and headache;

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