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TENS technology offers drug-free
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What is TENS Therapy?

Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS) Therapy uses low-voltage electrical current to relieve pain. The electrical stimulation helps the body block pain signals from travelling to the brain and assists in the production of natural painkillers called endorphins. TENS therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive, and fast means for pain-relief that has been used in clinics for decades. TENS therapy made its way into patients’ homes after it was adapted from a clinic machine to a hand-held unit for patients to use anywhere.

How do TENS machines work?

The key to TENS therapy is the use of electrical impulses to control the way the brain processes pain signals from affected areas. TENS allows the patient to “neuromodulate,” or control these impulses by restoring normal impulses from the body’s extremities to the spine. TENS accomplishes this through the production of natural “feel good” chemicals like endorphins, enkephalins and dynorphins.TENS inhibits pain signals that originate from the spine and inhibits the function of nerves that may be abnormally excited.

Electrical current travels along nerves
Gel pads are placed on the affected area and the user feels a deep massaging sensation. This is the electrical current traveling across the nerve fibers.

Pain signals are blocked
The electrical current inhibits pain signals from being sent and received by the brain’s pain center.

Natural painkillers are released
The body releases natural painkillers; endorphins, enkephalins, and dynorphins.

This has given me a positive outlook on life, I feel stronger, and I feel like nothing can stop me now.

- Brian, DR-HO’S customer

What conditions can TENS therapy be used for?

  • Back Pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Knee and hip pain
  • Joint-related pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Nerve-related pain (caused tight muscles)
  • General aches and pains
  • Muscle pain and tension
  • Muscle spasms

The Science Behind TENS: Clinical Trials and Studies

Dr. Stuart M. McGill conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of an at-home TENS device. The study looked at 41 men and women from an outpatient clinic. Scientific Studies conducted by Dr. Stuart M. McGill, Ph.D. tested:

  • The effects of a TENS device on pain and muscle spasms
  • Changes in tissue oxygenation, as quantified by Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), while treated with a TENS device

This Study Found that TENS Therapy is Scientifically Proven to…


Relieve Pain:
The study showed that patients reported a noticeable difference in their perceived levels of pain after using the TENS device for only 20 minutes.


Reduce Muscle Tension and Spasms:
The study found that using TENS therapy significantly reduced muscle tension and spasms in patients in one use.


Increase Tissue Oxygenation:
Patients using TENS therapy were measured with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) technology and showed a measureable increase in blood flow and the rate of oxygen consumption in the body.


Increase Circulation:
The study demonstrated TENS therapy's ability to encourage blood circulation; promoting faster and more efficient transportation of nutrients to the body’s cells.

From Clinics to Homes: The Pain Therapy System Pro

Dr. Michael Ho treated patients and their painful conditions for over 30 years in his clinic. After observing the positive impact TENS therapy was having on thousands of people’s lives, Dr. Ho decided to adapt the clinical TENS unit for at-home use. The Pain Therapy System Pro became a staple at-home healthcare device for people with painful conditions. Over one million Pain Therapy Systems have been sold worldwide.

Key Features of the Pain Therapy System Pro

  • Customizable options
  • Personalized intensity controls
  • 6 different massage modes
  • Auto-modulating pain relieving waves
  • Rechargeable, no batteries required
  • Auto-off timer
  • Doctor developed and clinically tested
  • Able to treat more than one area at the same time

Success Stories

Thousands of people have found TENS therapy to be an effective solution to acute and chronic pain they have spent years trying to resolve. DR-HO’S has received success stories from customers across the world, sharing their stories about how they overcame pain with a drug-free, non-invasive treatment. From an olympic athlete to a grandfather of ten, TENS can help a variety of people with a broad range of painful conditions. Discover personal success stories from the people that found relief with TENS therapy.

Download the TENS Buyer’s Guide Today


DR-HO'S TENS Buyer's Guide was written to help you understand more about the benefits of TENS Therapy, and what to look for when shopping for a TENS Device. In this short eBook we will answer the questions:

  • What is TENS?
  • How does TENS work?
  • What should I look for in a TENS Unit?
  • How do different TENS units compare?
  • And much more!

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