Frequently Asked Questions on Electrotherapy

What is electrotherapy?

Electrotherapy is a process by which electrical energy is used to treat a disease or illness. The use of electricity to treat pain is an age-old method, said to have existed for more than a hundred years.
Can electrotherapy be used in the treatment of wounds?
Yes, apparently there have been studies that have established the fact that chronic wounds can be treated by electrotherapy devices. Treating wounds with this method is said to help in the speeding up of wound healing.
What is a TENS unit?
A TENS (or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators) unit is an electrotherapy device which applies electrical stimulation to nerves and muscles via adhesive pads placed on the skin. It is powered by a battery.

What is a TENS unit used for?

A TENS unit is used to provide relief from pain. It works through an application of electrical current through the skin by using two or more electrodes. It is supposed to be a safe and non-invasive method of reducing pain.
How does electrotherapy helps in reducing pain?

Whenever you feel pain, an electrical signal is transmitted from the damaged nerve to the brain. In electrotherapy, Electrical stimulation for nerve pain works by sending its own electrical impulses. These impulses seem to interrupt or block the pain signals. Thereby, reducing the pain you feel.

How often electrotherapy must be used?

Electrotherapy can be used as often as required anytime of the day.

How does electrotherapy works for depression?

In Electrotherapy (ECT), an electrical stimulation is delivered to the brain that causes a seizure. This seizure helps relieve the symptoms of depression. ECT does not cause any structural damage to the brain.

Is electrotherapy safe?

Yes, electrotherapy is prescribed by doctors and is used for over 30 years by physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists as a solution for pain relief and other ailments.

How does electrotherapy work for weight loss?

The EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) device is a type of electrotherapy device that is lightweight and portable designed to deliver electrical signals through adhesive electrode pads that are placed over specific areas of the body. These devices help to get rid of cellulite, puffiness and toxins, as well as help you lose weight and inches.