Could we regard TENS as being the same as EMS to take care of muscles?
We endeavor to answer the question and find its application. However, before we mention the differences, it is important to point out the target application for both.
- Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) components apply electrotherapy over the nerve system to promote therapeutic and healing actions.
- Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) sends electric current in the form of impulses causing muscles to contract and relax.
Considered to be an efficient way to deal with aches and pains, some experts regard them as excellent alternatives for an array of applications as well as weight loss. Some elite athletes make use of this technology and people are now discovering the benefits of toning muscles on target areas.
What are the main differences between TENS and NMES?
NMES (Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation) is a term sometimes used to refer to Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) or simple Electromyostimulation, which is also known as referring to the use and application of electric current to mimic brain function.
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) both use electrical current on therapeutic treatment. However, they do so in different ways.
EMS technology uses electric impulses to stimulate muscles. This is a method already in use by many therapists to threat muscle damages and rehabilitation. EMS deals very well also with swelling and muscle inflammation, reliving strain on muscular skeletal and supporting joints.
EMS achieve the best level of muscle toning one could wish. Your muscles when toned lose the excess fat, leaving them lean and firm. The electric impulses recover flaccid muscles and burn excess fat around the fibers.
TENS devices are designed to offer pain relief, using electric signals. Our brain sends electric impulses when pain and damages are detected on our system. TENS units replicates the brain function by targeting areas with no harmful electric pulses to the nerve system. Electric nerve stimulation relieves the pain caused by nerve system dysfunction or any other nervous related condition.
Would it be possible to build muscle using EMS devices?
EMS has been scientifically proven to be effective in the relief of tired muscles and also on the toning and recovery of flaccid and damaged muscles. The benefits are endless when you are using electric impulses, replicating brain activity, over the muscles area.
The electric current causes muscles to contract and to relax on demand. Our brain already does it every minute of the day. However when we use devices such as the Ultimate ABS Stimulator, we can optimize our brain capacity to send electric signs over the entire system.
When the muscles are stimulated, relaxing and contracting, they burn the excess fat around its fibers. This will leave muscles leaner and free to expand. So, to answer in a more direct way, YES, the devices using EMS technology can help build muscles faster.
What is the best TENS device money can buy?
As we have seen so far, TENS device is great for pain relief. When suffering from acute aches or chronic pains, there is no money in the world worth the agony. The best TENS is the one capable of relieving back pain, feet and legs pain, multiple sclerosis pain, sciatica nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, rheumatic and neck pain.
In our opinion, the best your money can buy is definitely the Healthmate Forever unit, designed to isolate our pain receptors on the central nervous system, relieving pain and stimulating muscles contractions. Thus, optimizing the already amazing ability on our body to heal and recover naturally.
So, TENS vs. EMS?
Both! These are different kinds of electronic devices. They have different functions and a different usage method. If you want to tone: EMS, if you want to relief pain: TENS.
Why the confusion? Because there’s sellers that don’t research about what they’re selling PLUS there’s pro devices (mostly for spa’s or rehabilitation centers) with the two functions.
Hope we clarify you about this topic a little bit. Leave us a comment if you have any more doubts!