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Contraindications for Electrical Stimulation and Health Hints What You Should Absolutely Watch Out for When Using TENS Contraindications for Electrical Stimulation and Health...

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Contraindications for Electrical Stimulation and Health Hints

Like other forms of therapy, TENS/EMS is only as good as the devices used and the goodness of the application. So, consult a doctor or therapist and observe the instructions for use. TENS will then be a practically side effect-free pain therapy. Skin irritations may occasionally occur, but these are usually caused by selecting too high an intensity. They will also quickly fade away without any further action.

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What You Should Absolutely Watch Out for When Using TENS

The following points should at all costs be taken into account in TENS or EMS applications:

  • There might be interference with heart pacemakers. A stimulation current treatment, especially in the upper body region, should therefore always take place under medical supervision.
  • Even with healthy people, the stimulation current should not be operating directly over the heart.
  • The TENS electrodes may NOT be applied over the carotid arteries in the head or neck.
  • Do not place TENS electrodes at the larynx.
  • Avoid the use of stimulation current in the vicinity of larger metal implants.
  • TENS is not suitable for epileptics.
  • Stimulation current applications during pregnancy may only be carried out under medical supervision.
  • Do not apply electrodes over open wounds, inflammations or morbid swellings.
  • Use only clean electrodes or probes suitable for the respective area of the body.

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