TENS and Alternative Therapies

Adem Kutlug
Alternative therapies like massage, acupuncture, and acupressure have all shown great results in the area of pain management, particularly when related to muscles. Essentially, all three practices involve the application of pressure to the muscles, thus relieving aches and pains. In massage, human or mechanical forces are used to rub and knead muscles to relieve built-up tension. In acupuncture, thin needles are used to prick muscles in certain points, again with the aim to relieve built-up tension. Acupressure is based on the same principles as acupuncture, but instead of using needles, the pressure is applied to the human hand.


Apart from just feel good relaxation and pain relief, all three modalities also come with long lists of other health benefits. One common benefit found across these therapies is the improving of circulation. This one benefit in itself results in a range of many other health benefits, like increasing energy levels, easing digestion, improving skin tone and elasticity, and boosting overall organ health, just to name a few. Another common benefit of these modalities is that they are all said to boost mood. Massage, acupuncture and acupressure are all completely natural ways to decreasing stress, anxiety and depression while improving emotional stability and mood. In fact, being completely natural, they are forms of therapy that are side effect free. Unlike modern medical drugs, you don’t have to worry about developing dependence or tolerance or other complications when going for a session of massage or acupuncture/pressure. The only downfall to these natural therapies might be the price. It can be costly to maintain regular visits to such therapists.

That’s where the Unimed TENS massager is so amazing. It works in a similar manner to massage, acupuncture and acupressure, and thus presents many similar benefits, including improving circulation and boosting emotional state and mood. But you only have to pay once! And you don’t have to make and keep appointments in a therapist’s office. Simply apply the electrode pads to pressure points on your body as you desire, and lay back to relax in the privacy of your own space. Not sure where those pressure points are? Don’t worry, the Unimed massagers come with a detailed instruction booklet that outlines the pressure points across the body and where you will receive the most benefit from the TENS electrodes. Try one today!