Best TENS Machine Review. Portable Pain Management

Used by millions of people worldwide a TENS unit is a brilliant way to treat chronic and acute pain symptoms. 

This is versatile pain relief. With a TENS unit you can target your pain precisely.  It’s small and portable and  because TENS therapy is considered free of side effects, you can also use it as often as you feel the need.

By creating fast electrical stimulation of the nerves TENS machines override the slower real pain impulses. They effectively masks the pain signals that are being sent to the brain.

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Five of the Best TENS Units Reviewed

Pain relieving endorphins are released by the electrical stimulation. As the endorphin level increases the pain diminishes. It should normally takes 30 to 45 minutes for the endorphin level to have increased sufficiently to notice the effect.  After that the endorphin levels should remain high for many hours before further stimulation is required.

TENS machines are safe and non invasive and are effective for a variety of chronic conditions.

The effectiveness of the TEN treatment does not decrease over time, unlike some other pain management modalities.

TENS is widely used to treat

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament injuries

  • Arthritic pains
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries.
  • Back pain

  • Pinched nerves
  • Degeneration of discs
  • Sciatica

Cheap to buy and easy to use, TENS machines have been the preferred option for many people wanting to avoid long term reliance on drugs.

 NURSAL Rechargeable Tens EMS Unit

2 TEC.BEAN Rechargeable Tens EMS Unit


The Nursal Rechargeable Tens Unit really is the full package.  Not the cheapest device but it is feature rich, and as always quality comes at a price.

The Nursal offers the buyer super portable pain relief. It’s can target two separate treatment areas at the same time from its dual output.And the on board timer ensures precise and consistent treatment times.  Almost limitless combinations of treatment possibilities from its adjustable strength levels, and different massage modes. Sixteen pre programmed modes are available too. The Nursal is one top of the range home TENS units.

Key Features:
  • 16 x massage modes
  • 20 x strength levels
  • 10 – 60 minute timer
  • 8 x self adhesive pads
  • Simultaneous dual output
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Auto shut off
  • FDA, CE,ROHS certified
  • 2 year warranty

iReliev TENS and EMS Combination Unit

5 iReliev TENS and EMS Combination Unit


The iReliev TENS and EMS unit combines two therapies in one device. Pain management when in TENS mode and muscle strength and enhancement in the EMS mode. For arthritis suffers there is a special mode programmed in too.

This is a medical grade TENS unit to use in your own home. It runs from just three AAA batteries which are included in the box. A function rich device, it has an easy to understand menu system to allow the user to pick through the program modes and intensity levels.

Dual channels allow more than one user on the device at the same time. The iReliev offers a lot but at a premium price. But what you are buying is strength and quality.

Key Features:
  • 14 x Therapy Modes
  • 7 x Pain relief modes
  • 1 x Arthritis mode
  • 8 x EMS modes
  • 25 x intensity levels
  • Built in timer
  • Dual Channel
  • Adjustable Speed
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

Santamedical Electronic Tens Unit 

1 Santamedical Electronic Tens Machine


With microcomputer controls the Santamedical TENS machine can easily and intuitively be adjusted for a prioritised massage. 

With six automatic programs and three modes styles, it can be user controlled. But it also has an auto mode function where ‘Waist’, ‘Shoulder’ or ‘Hand-Leg’ can be chosen for pre programmed treatment.

A lightweight at only a little over 5 ounces, it’s truly portable. Around the size of a small TV remote control, it fits easily into a pocket or handbag.

Key Features:
  • 6 x Auto Modes
  • 3  x selectable massages
  • 10 intensity levels
  • 8 x self adhesive pads
  • Simultaneous dual output
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Dual Channel
  • Adjustable Speed
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

HealthmateForever 8 Modes Professional Digital Palm Device

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The HealthmateForever Pro TENS unit offers state of the art pain relief from its cordless palm held device.

Unique amongst its competitors it has eight massage modes. The manufacturer claims the body building modes can increase strength and muscle tone. ( See features list for full mode list)

As well as the pre programmed massage feature the Healthmate is a powerful TENS unit for pain management. Dual channels can target two places with different pain management programs at the same time. Twenty intensity levels can be chosen, and the built in timer insures consistency of treatment.

It charges via a usb plug through a wall socket adaptor   This is an amazing device at a budget price.

Massage Modes:  Acupuncture, Tuina (Push & Pull). Tapping,Guasha (Scraping), Cupping, Body Building, Body Building 2, .Combination

Key Features:

  • 10-60 minute timer
  • 20 x intensity levels
  • Dual Channel
  • Large LED screen
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Lightweight
  • Massage modes
  • FDA cleared
  • Lifetime Guarantee

truMedic TENS Unit Electronic Pulse Massager

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Manufactured by one of the leaders in the field the truMedic TENS Unit offers targeted and fast pain relief at the flick of a switch. This is a best selling TENS unit used by tens of thousands of people in the United States and around the world. Not the cheapest model but it does have a brilliant track record of targeted pain management.

Dual channeled, it comes with four electrodes so two treatment areas can be reached simultaneously. Plenty of treatment options built in and preprogrammed into the device. Great customer support, if you have any doubts or questions. An around winning choice.

Key Features:
  • 10 x Power Levels
  • 5 x  Auto Stim Programs
  • 3 x Massage Settings
  • Adjustable speed 
  • Independent channel control
  • Easy to use controls
  • Good Customer Service
  • Adjustable settings

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