Thousands of people in the Netherlands use our TENS appliances – and not without reason. TENS is a natural, effective and safe therapy for the alleviation of acute and chronic pain. TENS can effectively treat almost every type of pain and contribute to an improvement in quality of life.
Pain is a personal experience: everyone experiences pain differently. A nerve stimulator transmits electrical pulses through electrodes applied to the skin to the nerves sending the pain signals. These pulses ‘distract’ the nerves that are sending the pain signals and reduce pain signals to the brain. The body is also stimulated to produce endorphins, which are natural painkillers.
The great benefit of TENS is that the appliance is simple to use at home. TENS has no side effects (other than skin irritation that may be caused by the use of electrodes) and long-term use is neither dangerous nor harmful. TENS, in contrast to many powerful painkillers, is not based on an anaesthetic or sedative effect.