miracle TENS FAQ
How does TENS work?
Pads are placed on or near the area of pain. Soothing pulses are sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibres. The pulses (controlled by the user at all times) suppress pain signals to the brain. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) also encourages the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals called Endorphins and Encephalins.
What is the history of TENS?
Stone carvings from the Egyptian Fith Dynasty in 2500BC depict an electric fish being used to treat pain. Present day TENS began after the landmark paper by Melzack and Wall 1965, - "Pain Mechanism: A New Theory." An enormous amount of scientific research followed, resulting in the therapy used today.
Will TENS work for me?
TENS is a highly effective treatment for pain. It is used worldwide and recommended by sports coaches, physiotherapy departments, pain clinics, doctors and other medical practitioners. A TENS unit will ease pain, and should result in a decrease of drug intake! For many the relief is dramatic.
Numerous painful medical conditions can be eased with our products including:-
- Rheumatoid and Osteo-arthritis
- Back pain
- Menstrual Pain
- Labour Pain
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Headache and Migraine
- Cancer Pain
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Aching Joints
- Post Operative Pain
- Muscular Pain
- Whiplash and Neck Injury and many others.
For years our therapy has been used worldwide in both hospitals and the home. In some cases pain relief will continue (perhaps for several hours) after the unit has been switched off.
Remember - pain is the body's means of warning that something is amiss. Before using any miracleTENS unit, you should establish the source and cause of your pain.
Contraindications: miracleTENS units must not be used by patients using a demand type pacemaker. Electrode pads should NOT be placed at the front or side of the neck. Units should NOT be used when driving or operating machinery.
Precautions : Pregnant women and patients who have heart disease or epilepsy should seek medical advice before using miracleTENS. NEVER use a miracleTENS or any other method of pain relief to mask undiagnosed pain as this could require urgent treatment.
What makes the miracle TENS better than the rest?
The miracleTENS is ultra modern, stylish, compact, small (only 5" tall) and eay to use. Made with the highest quality products combined with the very latest in technology makes this a leading edge product. We are an established company, with an excellent reputation with a personal service which is unrivalled.
Are miracle TENS units safe to use with other medication?
Yes, and you may be able to stop taking pain killing drugs or at least reduce your intake.
Will the treatment hurt?
No, the sensation felt is very pleasant and soothing and is totally controlled by you.
Is the miracleTENS machine easy to use?
Yes, extremely easy to use. Step by step instructions are provided with every machine and if any further advice is needed please contact us.
How long before I feel benefit from my miracleTENS unit?
Some people's pain is relieved immediately whilst others need a little longer. You should also take into account that it may take a while to find the best position for the electrodes.
For how long does the pain relief last?
Some benefit for days after only a half hour treatment, whilst others need to keep their miracleTENS unit on for longer periods.
- Display: LCD
- Burst Mode: (pulse frequency 32Hz, pulse width 200us, 2 burst/sec and 8 pulse/burst)
- Boost Mode: (pulse frequency 80Hz, pulse width 100us, constant pulse
- Output Voltage: 0-100v zero to peak at 500ohn load adjustable in 10 step
- Output Waveform: Symmetrical monophasis rectangular
- Output Intensity: 200mA (max) into 500ohm load
- Output Jacks: CD Touch-proof jacks
- Battery: 2 x 1.5v AAA Battery (Type LRO3)
- Battery Low Detect: 2.2V +- 0.1V
- Tolerances: All output parameters are subjected to a +-10% tolerance unless other specified