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Back to Health A to Z. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes.
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Can You Lose Fat With Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)?
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Questions about Electrical Muscle Stimulators?
Electrical muscle stimulation EMSalso known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation NMES or electromyostimulationis the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. The impulses mimic the action potential that comes from the central nervous systemcausing the muscles to contract. The use of EMS has been cited by sports scientists  as a complementary technique for sports training, and published research is available on the results obtained.
Is Electrical Muscle Stimulation for real? Get-Fit Guy explains whether or not you really can lose fat with electrical stimulation. The infomercials on TV that features a man or woman lounging happily on the couch while some fancy electrodes stimulate their stomach into an instant 6-pack. These electrode machines, also known as Electrical Muscle Stimulation or EMS are becoming more and more common at online shopping website and in fitness magazines.