This HND piece provides an introduction—with some interesting historical perspective—on the widely-used pain relief technique known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
Those classifying TENS as "alternative medicine" are quite misinformed, unless not using drugs is the definition of "alternative." Ironically, TENS dates back to ancient Egypt, with various upgrades along the way to the present—based on contemporary technology.
Perhaps the best thing about TENS is that there are virtually no side effects or dangers, and the patient can self-treat. Home units range in price from $30 to $400, with excellent feature-rich units available for under $300.
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