Target TENS is an accurate and versatile, digital TENS unit that is easy to use, withsimple settings and rotating strength control knobs.
How Target TENS works:TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
TENS is recommended throughout the world by pain clinics and physiotherapy departments. Not only does TENS reduce your pain, it can also help you to reduce your need for painkillers. TENS is simply a means of stimulating your body's own natural defences against pain.
The electrode pads are usually placed near the source of the pain. Your TENS unit sends a very small electric current through the skin. This stimulates the sensory nerves, which carry touch and temperature signals. These nerves go to the same connections in the spine as the nerves carrying pain. A strong sensory signal will replace the pain signal traveling up the spine to the brain. This is known as the "pain Gate".In the pain Gate mode TENS provides relief while it is switched on. The tingling/pins and needles sensation that you experience competes with the painful signals.
TENS can be used several times a day.At low Pulse Rate settings, TENS causes a release of endorphins, the body's natural morphine like substances, which relaxes and relieves your pain.In Endorphin Release mode, the relief builds up over as much as 40 minutes, and can last for up to 4 hours after the unit is turned off.
Target TENS has 5 Modes:
- Constant - Constant mode is when the sensation is continuous as against Burst mode when the sensation, is as its name implies, is one of on and off.
- Burst I - Burst mode when the sensation, is delivered in bursts i.e a group of pulses rather than a single pulse
- Burst II - Same as Burst I
- Pulse Width - The Target TENS units offer a range of pulse widths from 50 to 250uS.
- Modulation - Modulation is when either the frequency or pulse width sweep across range of settings. This enables the body to receive many different signals and can be very beneficial and lessen any effect of accommodation.
Target TENS has 6 Programmes
- A: Constant, Pulse frequency 110Hz , Pulse width 50uS
- B: Burst I, Pulse frequency 100Hz, Pulse width 200uS
- C: Burst II, Pluse frequency selectable, Pulse width selectable
- D: Modulated, Pulse frequency selectable, Pulse width 100-250uS
- E: Modulated, Pulse frequency 50-100Hz, Pulse width 200-60uS
- F: Han (shifting between low and high frequency stimulation for three seconds each) Pulse frequency 2/100, Pulse width 200/50
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Target TENS Features:
- Digital Settings - Target TENS offers a wide range of settings with simple, intuitive controls. Digital settings are accurate and repeatable.
- Large LCD display - The large, clear LCD display makes its easier for visually impaired to set and operate.
- Two Burst and two Modulation modes- Offering a large choice of sensations for long term users.
- Treatment Timer- Automatically switches the unit off after the set time.
- Memory- Reverts to last setting used when switched on.
- Intensity Lock- Intensity controls can be locked to avoid accidental change.
- Doctor Locking- Physician can lock settings to avoid accidental change.
- Power saving - Unit switches off if left at zero strength for more than 5 minutes.
- Economical - Uses AA batteries to give long life and low running costs.
Target TENS Technical Specifications:
- Output:Maximum 150 mA (peak value) across 500 Ohm load
- Pulse Width:From 50uS to 250uS - adjustable
- Pulse rate:From 1Hz to 150Hz Adjustable
- Waveform:Symmetrical Bi-phasic rectangular, or Mono-phasic rectangular
- Treatment Times: 15, 30, 45 & 60 minutes
Do not use TENS:
- If you have a heart pacemaker or have a heart rhythm problem.
- If you have, or have had,epilepsy.
- During the first three months of pregnancy.
- When cycling, driving or operating machinery.
- If you are suffering from acute, feverish or infectious diseases.
- Near heart monitors or alarms.
- To mask or relieve undiagnosed pain.
Do not place electrodes in these places:
- On the carotid arteries in the front of your neck.
- Over your eyes.
- Across the front of the head.
- On the abdomen if you are pregnant.
- On the heads of children under 12.
- Near malignant tumours.
Do not start your TENS treatment until the cause and source of pain has been diagnosed by a medical practitioner.