Tens machines electrical nerve muscle stimulation – build muscle and lose weight
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Tens is a small device that was originally designed to treat people suffering from lower back pain and is now being used for the purpose of muscle building and weight loss. Therapists have been......

Tens is a small device that was originally designed to treat people suffering from lower back pain and is now being used for the purpose of muscle building and weight loss. Therapists have been using the TENS machine for decades to bring relief to those experiencing post operative pain, back pain and has also been used on women when in labour.

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  • 1. Tens Machines Electrical Nerve Muscle Stimulation – Build Muscle and Lose WeightTens is a small device that was originally designed to treat people suffering fromlower back pain and is now being used for the purpose of muscle building and weightloss. Therapists have been using the TENS machine for decades to bring relief tothose experiencing post operative pain, back pain and has also been used on womenwhen in labour. However, over the years there has been debates as to whether thesemachines are effective or not and studies have been carried out, of which are stillinconclusive. Many people have stated that they have seen a difference after a fewweeks of use and that they have lost weight.When using the machine it is important to follow the instructions step by step, inorder to obtain the desired results especially when used for pain management ormuscle toning and weight loss, the tens machines electrical nerve musclestimulation send a stimulus to the brain which in turn effectively over powers theexisting pain. When the pads are placed over strategic points, the stimuli reacts byreleasing dopamine and endorphins into the bloodstream and in turn produce overallpain management. The entire body will experience a soothing and relaxing effectonce these hormones are released and the pain will subside within minutes. When itcomes to muscle stimulation, the effects are still open to debate. Researchers andfitness professionals are not convinced that the Tens machine actually tones themuscles and have stated that physical exercise is the only way to build muscleeffectively. However, when the device is used on specific muscle groups, it canstimulate the muscles in any particular area. Researchers however a conductingstudies to validate if the tens machine is just causing the muscles to contract or ifthe device is actually stimulating and toning the muscles in the same manner thatweight lifting would produce. Until these debates and studies have been positivelyconcluded, one can still make use of the tens device along with physical exercise anda weight reducing diet. The tens machine are however used by physiotherapists, painclinics and postoperative wards as a pain relief management technique.Before going out and purchasing the tens device, you should do some extensiveresearch into the uses and effectiveness of the machine if you intend using thedevice to tone muscles and reduce weight. If you decide to use this device then youwill also need to device a healthy diet plan as well as an exercise program if youintend building your muscles and losing weight. Using the tens device alone will notproduce the desired results. To burn fat effectively you would need to carry outcardio exercises.