TENS is the abbreviation for Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation. It is a description covering a wide range of devices used in medicine and dentistry for a variety of purposes.
High frequency TENS delivers an electrical stimulus of 80 - 100Hz. Commonly referred to as 'pain blockers' TENS - as they are used to relieve pain by inhibiting the transmission of pain signals through neural pathways.
Low frequency TENS units deliver an electrical stimulus of 0.5 to 4 Hz and are considered ultra-low frequency stimulators. Gentle, repetitive electrical muscle stimulation below 1 Hz allow muscle tissue to restore itself.
In TMJ, facial, neck, shoulder and body chronic muscle spasms impair circulation and result in an accumulation of waster products of metabolism. The gentle repetitive electrical stimulation (pulsing) of the muscle creates a pumping action.
This is the type of healing available with the Myotronics unit. The TENS unit and Dr. Fallah's work with it for TMJ patients is described in detail on Dr. Fallah's site.
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