Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation ( TENS )

  title={Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation ( TENS )},
  author={Tim Watson},
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is thought to assist the prevention of the perception of pain sensation which is based on the gate control theory. The small electrical sensations produced by the TENS unit stimulate the large peripheral nerve fibres and pain sensations are blocked from reaching the brain. It is believed that the TENS machine also stimulates the production of natural endorphins. 1-3 Low level settings (2-5 Hz) are believed to stimulate the body to produce… CONTINUE READING


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