It is used for temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in the neck, shoulder, back, joint, hip, hand, abdomen, foot, upper extremities ( arm ) and lower extremities ( leg ) due to strain from exercise or normal household work activities.
The EMS stimulation program stimulates healthy muscles in order to improve and facilitate muscle performance.
The Massage stimulation program provides relaxing muscle vibration to loosen tight muscles.
- Power Sources : d.c,4.5v
- Pulse Rate : 2Hz – 120Hz
- Waveform : Bi-phase square-wave pulse
- Output Current : Max. 120ma (at 500ohm load)
- Output Intensty Level : 0 to 40 Levels, adjustable
- Operating Condition : 5’C to 40′ C with Relative Humidity of 15% -93%, atmospheric pressure form 700hPa to 1060 hPa
- Storage Condition : -10’C to 55’C with relative humidity of 10%-95% atmospheric pressure form 700hPa to 1060 hPa
- Service Life of Electrode Pads : 10 times
Does Astramed TENS work?
There isn’t enough good-quality scientific evidence to say for sure whether TENS is a reliable method of pain relief. More research is needed and clinical trials for EMS Machine TENS are ongoing.
Healthcare professionals have reported that it seems to help some people, although how well it works depends on the individual and the condition being treated.
TENS isn’t a cure for pain and often only provides short-term relief while the TENS machine is being used.
However, the treatment is generally very safe and you may feel it’s worth trying instead of, or in addition to, the usual medical treatments.
Trying Astramed TENS
If you’re thinking about trying Astramed TENS, it’s a good idea to speak to your GP about a referral to a physiotherapist or pain clinic.
A physiotherapist or pain specialist may be able to loan you a TENS machine for a short period if they think it could help.
You can choose to buy your own Astramed TENS machine without getting medical advice, but it’s generally better to have a proper assessment first, so you can find out whether a Astramed TENS machine is appropriate for you and be taught how to use it properly.
To get the most benefit from Astramed TENS, it’s important that the settings are adjusted correctly for you and your individual condition.
If you find TENS effective, you can buy a Astramed TENS machine from a pharmacy. More expensive machines aren’t necessarily any better than lower-price.
You attach the pads directly to your skin. When the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel as a tingling sensation.
The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may help relieve pain and relax muscles. They may also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
Are there any risks of side effects?
For most people, Astramed TENS is a safe treatment with no side effects.
Some people may be allergic to the pads and their skin may become red and irritated, but special pads for people with allergies are available.
EMS Machine TENS isn’t safe for everyone to use. Don’t use it without first seeking medical advice if:
- you have a pacemaker or another type of electrical or metal implant in your body
- you’re pregnant, or there’s a chance you might be pregnant – TENS may not be recommended early in pregnancy
- you have epilepsy or a heart problem