A ZoeTech TENS unit is a portable battery-operated device that directly delivers low-level electrical stimulation to muscles. It is used to relieve pain and provide relief from tissue damage associated with illness or injury. Most commonly used for pain relief within the body muscles, this technology can also be used to deliver low-level electrical stimulation to the brain.
A ZoeTech TENS unit has multiple settings to regulate the level of electric current generated by the electrodes by regulating the voltage generated by the power supply. The pulse width (Duration) and current (load) of each electrical pulse are variable. Electrodes are placed on a particular area of a human body according to the location of the painful area. The electrodes are connected to a body harness worn around the wrist or ankle. Power is delivered via a regular rechargeable battery. The advantages of this method are that it is not painful and does not require surgery, and it does not involve the use of needles or other skin puncturing methods.
The two primary types of TENS applications are surface electrical stimulation and pulsed electrical stimulation. In the former application, the electrodes are applied to a particular skin area, typically on the face or neck, though TENS is also used on the feet, hands, and genitalia. The depth of the skin that is treated determines the intensity and duration of the stimulus. Pulsed TENS, in which continuous pulses of electrical stimulation are delivered to the area of pain, allows for greater stimulation of a larger area.
An important advantage to using a ZoeTech TENS unit is that it allows for the direct delivery of powerful, directed currents to specific muscles. Although these devices deliver very low current levels, they are designed to provide enough to cause pain or discomfort. However, they are not used to treat diseases or medical conditions or to prevent or repair damage to the body. Instead, they are primarily used to provide mild to moderate discomfort, though they can be occasionally used as an alternative to electrical stimulation.
In addition to providing mild discomfort, TENS units have been shown to relieve stress, anxiety, migraines, and chronic pain associated with diseases such as fibromyalgia. TENS is used to treat almost every kind of chronic pain situation, making it an ideal relief method for a wide variety of medical conditions. However, the greatest benefit is not just how it relieves pain but also how it helps prevent further pain from occurring. For example, TENS can relieve symptoms in the early stages of a disease, reducing the amount of time that the sufferer has to endure symptoms and even preventing them altogether. This has been shown in its effectiveness to help prevent complications such as life-threatening heart attacks and strokes.
When looking at a ZoeTech TENS unit, it’s important to remember that it provides a gentle, safe level of stimulus to target a specific body area, which should be carefully chosen based on your condition. The stimulation can come in a light tone or a low-level spray, and both types are safe and effective. Generally, the area to be treated will be chosen beforehand by the provider, and the intensity and duration of the treatment will be decided based on the patient’s condition. For example, suppose you have any skin irritation issues. In that case, you may want to try a lower intensity patch instead of a higher intensity pad, as a low-intensity patch will not only be less painful but is also unlikely to generate any skin irritation. With a ZoeTech TENS unit, you can use virtually any topical treatment without fear of damaging the skin in the process.