The AuraWave is the first ever portable TENS device that has been cleared by the FDA for non-prescription use. It can be used to help combat lower back pain as well as muscle soreness in other extremities. While the device looks rather spare, consisting of a small handheld unit and two electrode pads, the results are huge when it comes to pain relief. Here are some basic facts behind this amazing little device.
TENS is …
TENS is short for Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation which basically means the application of electric current through the skin for pain control. By placing electrodes over the area you are experiencing discomfort and then sending low frequency electrical currents pulsing through them, you can disrupt the pain signals being sent to the brain bringing about relief. It is considered to be safe, non-invasive and drug free way to control pain without any toxic side effects.
How does it work?
TENS units are thought to manage pain three different ways:
1: The electric stimulation is thought to interrupt the pain signals traveling up the nerves to the brain, replacing it with a minor tingling sensation. It is pretty much the same effect that rubbing a sore spot has.
2: The low frequency electrical activity triggers the release of endorphins which are chemicals that your body produces in order to deal with pain.
3: The electrical current is also known to increase blood flow to the area being treated. This helps to flush out the inflammatory toxins bringing about natural pain relief.
The Advantages …
Using Aurawave to help bring about pain relief has several advantages. Unlike the earlier TENS devices, the Aurawave is very portable allowing a person to use it in their home and to take it with them wherever they go. It is also extremely easy to use, with easy to understand settings and diagrams for proper placement. It is totally non-invasive and there are no harmful or toxic side effects. It can be used at your own discretion, whenever you need it for as long as you require. It is also very affordable.
You should not use a TENS device if you are fitted with a cardiac pacemaker or are suffering from any type of heart problems. You should also see your doctor first if you are suffering from any pain that has not been medically diagnosed. People who experience epileptic seizures and women who are pregnant should also refrain from use.