TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Acupuncture

​TENS acupuncture is to use electrodes of  sticky pads to stimulate acupuncture points on skin. The electrodes sre connected to a TENS machine which is a battery-operated small device. 

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 endorphin, which are the body's natural painkillers.

Are there any risks of side effects?

For most people, 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.

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

What TENS is commonly used for

TENS may be able to help reduce pain and muscle spasms caused by a wide range of conditions including: