Bluetens: Revolutionising Pain Relief with Electrostimulation

In a world where pain relief solutions usually come in the form of a pill or topical medication, which can result in harmful side effects, an alternative innovation has emerged as a non-pharmacological option for easing pain.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that harnesses the power of electrostimulation to address various types of pain and is used by medical professionals on patients in hospitals, pain centres, and physiotherapy rooms.

Unlike regular non-pharmacological pain-relieving interventions like massage and acupuncture, which can be very uncomfortable on tender areas of pain, TENS is a gentle, non-invasive option that can be used from the comfort and privacy of your home. 

What is Electrostimulation? How Does it Help Manage Pain?

Electrostimulation, or TENS, is a therapy that mimics the natural process our brain uses when contracting our muscles. By delivering electrical pulses of varying frequencies and intensities at the right levels, electrostimulation can stimulate nerve activity signals that trigger natural systems that may help reduce pain sensitivity.

High-frequency TENS may boost levels of natural opioids within the body, such as endorphins and enkephalins, which play a major role in pain perception and pain relief. Low-frequency TENS may also activate opioid receptors in the nervous system and neurotransmitters like serotonin and GABA, which help to reduce pain signals and pain sensitivity¹.

In other words, TENS can help dull the pain sensation by turning down the volume on the signals that tell your brain you’re hurting.

What Pains Can Be Addressed with Electrostimulation?

Electrostimulation can target almost any area of your body and is used to manage both chronic and acute pain. It’s also suitable for those undergoing physical therapy or rehabilitation. Some examples of the most commonly treated pathologies include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and sports injuries
  • Painful periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Experience Electrostimulation for Yourself with Bluetens

The Bluetens TENS Machine Medical Pack is an electrical nerve stimulation device controlled by a user-friendly application that can help manage pain without the side effects common in painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. 

The device is compact, portable, and easy to use, so you can relieve pain as often as you’d like, anytime, from anywhere. Simply place the electrodes on the affected area and launch the therapy in seconds from your fingertips on your Smartphone.

Bluetens uses two stimulation modes to ease your pain: one designed for immediate relief, called “Gate Control,” and the other, which is slower and promotes a longer-lasting effect, called “Burst.”

The Bluetens application provides guidance with detailed descriptions of treatment programs and advice on electrode placement, intensity, use, and frequency. The app also has a premium function that allows a health professional to create a treatment tailored to your needs.

The electrodes can be used on the following body parts:

Full back | Belly Buttocks | Thighs | Knees | Calves | Ankles | Feet | Arms | Elbows | Forearms | Wrists | Shoulders

The Future of Pain Relief

Whether you are battling chronic, acute, or mild pain, Bluetens offers an innovative, non-invasive approach to relieving pain and discomfort easily from the privacy of your own home. By triggering the body’s natural pain-reducing mechanisms, electrostimulation gently targets the afflicted area without the various side effects common to traditional pain suppressants.

To learn more about electrostimulation or the Bluetens device, please get in touch with us or read more here.

 

References

[1] Vance, C.G., Dailey, D.L., Rakel, B.A. and Sluka, K.A. (2014). Using TENS for pain control: the state of the evidence. Pain Management, [online] 4(3), pp.197–209. doi:https://doi.org/10.2217/pmt.14.13.

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