What We’re Loving: iReliev TENS + EMS

August 19, 2023

Wellness Tools & Products Used by Our Staff

We’ve had so many requests for items and tools our providers love to use, we thought we would share a few with you each month.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) can be extremely helpful in managing pain as well as muscle recovery. Both TENS and EMS send electrical impulses to the muscles which stimulate them to vibrate or contract. With TENS stimulation the intention is that the electrical current interrupts the pain cycle, and the nerve signal “resets”. TENS can be a helpful addition to a treatment plan for those living with chronic pain as well as for more acute symptoms or recovery after surgery. With EMS the thought is that muscle spasms can be reduced, muscle wasting may be slowed or prevented, and may even repair muscle tissue.

The small to medium sized electrodes can be applied to specific muscle groups, or even applied with a more integrative approach, and be placed where there are specific TCM meridian points (acupuncture points). Then you will adjust a few settings based on your unit’s manufacturing instructions and then slowly adjust the intensity to what feels comfortable.

If you are interested in adding TENS to your self-care plan, we love the TENS+EMS electrical stimulation device from iReliev.  You can purchase iReliev’s Premium TENS+EMS Pain & Recovery unit directly from their website here.

You can also find a variety of other styles of TENS units on Amazon here.



Sadhana Health is not affiliated with this brand in any way — we just love it! We are not prescribing its use. Please purchase and/or use at your own discretion. Follow all manufacturer directions for use. If you are unsure if a product is safe for your personal use, please consult with your healthcare provider.