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Understanding the difference between PEMF and TENS

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) 
PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy)


  • Electrical Impulses

  • Temporary pain relief through body’s natural pain killer (endorphins)

  • Non-invasive but can cause muscles to convulse and cause a tingling sensation



  • Varied Strength Magnetic Fields

  • Encourages the body to heal at the source of the pain

  • Therefore fixing the problem rather than masking it temporarily

  • Non-invasive and completely pain free.

  • There  is no sensation on low intensity PEMF product

TENS is the act of passing small electrical impulses through the muscle to encourage a response. The electrical impulses can temporarily block or reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which can help reduce or relieve pain or muscle spasm. The electric currents can also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers.
PEMF is the delivery of pulsed electromagnetic fields in millisecond duration . Clinical research carried out for NASA proved that millisecond duration pulsed electromagnetic fields have the greatest beneficial effect on living tissues over any other energy form.

These magnetic fields are able to penetrate through the body without pain or invasive methods. Like TENS, PEMF can reduce pain signals from travelling around the body but where it differs from TENS it can encourage the body’s natural ability to heal its self rather than just blocking the pain signals. Therefore over time the therapy can aid in the body’s ability to work on the source of the pain rather than just mask it. PEMF also encourages better circulation and cell regeneration to heal areas of the body causing pain.

Click here to view the Safety Comparisons between PEMF, TENS, Ultrasound and EMF

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