TENS Units and Headaches
What exactly are headaches?
Headaches occur for a variety of reasons. More often than not, the cause is either stress, tension or anxiety. They can also be due to emotional stress, eye strain, infection, too much or too little sleep, head injury and even changes in the weather.
Migraines often start with a throbbing headache centered above the eye or begins at the back of the head and spreads to one side.
Cluster headaches come in clusters of time. These painful attacks affect the forehead, temple and behind the eye. In severe cases, the eye and pupil become smaller.
Tension Headaches result from muscle tightening in the neck and head. The muscle contraction leads to a slightly decreased blood flow to the surrounding areas and irritation of the pain fibers in the skin, muscles and blood vessel walls.
What is the best headache treatment? TENS or electro acupuncture?
There is no doubt that TENS units alleviate headaches and migraine pain but Body Clock recommends using electro-acupuncture. In particular the Stimplus or Stimplus Pro.
The Stimplus applies the same principle as acupuncture, without piercing the skin. The Stimplus finds acupoints, and then stimulates away the pain electronically at the touch of a button, without needles.
Acupoints are detected with sound and light. 6 LED indicators on the top of the unit light up, one by one. The Stimplus also emits a low pitch sound which rises the closer you are to an acupoint.
Stimplus units are supplied with two lithium batteries, an ear phone (so you can use the stimplus without being overheard), carrying pouch, acupuncture charts and a user manual.
Body Clock offers a full range of tens units, ems units and other pain relief devices. Body Clock supply hospitals and health centers worldwide.
Body Clock units are FDA approved and CE marked, complying with stringent EU medical device regulations.