Since ancient times, mankind has studied the benefits of electrotherapy. They used animals as sources of electric current that could be placed on painful areas to promote healing. Live electric fish were used to numb painful areas of the body until the 18th century. During the late 18th century, Luigi Galvani, an Italian physician, physicist and philosopher, came up with Galvanism which involves the use of direct current in medical procedures.
In the early 19th century, Michael Faraday, an English scientist, came up with Faradism – the use of interrupted and alternating current in the form of electroacupuncture, transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS), and dorsal column stimulation.
Three popular theories explain how Electrotherapy works: The electrical impulses block the pain signals from the hurting part of the body, and trick the brain into thinking that there is no pain. The electrical stimulation releases endorphins, which is the body's natural pain killer. The electrotherapy improves blood circulation that promotes healing of the affected areas.
Currently, there are several electrotherapy machines available. The more popular ones are TENS units, interferential stimulation (IF) units, and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) units. All of these machines use electrode pads that transfer the electric current from the source unit to the skin and muscles.
Electrotherapy is primarily done for managing pain from the following sources: Osteoarthritis Fibromyalgia Low back pain Neck pain Bursitis Tendinitis Labor pains Other painful medical conditions.
For electrotherapy to be effective, one must use quality electrodes pads that provide excellent conductivity. Our USA made Tyco pre-gelled reusable electrode pads evenly distribute the current on the affected areas, thereby providing relief that is like no other. With our Ultimate TENS Unit Pads as your electrodes of choice, you can now LIVE LIFE PAIN FREE!
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