The electronic muscle stimulator (EMS) is one of the machines that employ Transcutaneous Electrical Muscle Stimulation. This is a procedure that involves application of low electrical energy, producing a tingling sensation and low muscle stimulation. This sensation is brought about by the electrodes, which are directly applied to the affected area.
An electronic muscle stimulator has many uses in the medical field:
The electronic muscle stimulator can relieve pain through the massaging motion it applies to the affected muscle. It also applies warmth, which aids in healing the affected area. There are deep muscle stimulators that can provide excellent massages to your fatigued muscles and consequently relieve pain.
Provides mild muscle massage
The rotating motion of the EMS massages the area, exercising it and providing a mild exercise even without you going to the gym. It also enhances the contraction and relaxation of the muscles to effect good muscle tone and development. Of course, when you need a more vigorous exercise, then you have to use heavier exercise regimen.
Stimulates the production of endorphins
Endorphins are substances that block the pain stimuli, thereby lessening pain and discomfort. These substances block the nerve endings, so the hypothalamus does not receive the nerve transmission. When the hypothalamus does not receive the nerve transmission, it would not respond, so there will be no corresponding reaction from the body.
Blood circulation is increased because the massaging motion of the electronic muscle stimulator allows for easy blood flow. There are veins, arteries and capillaries in muscles through which blood flows. When these are stimulated through massage, they work more efficiently to transport vital substances and nutrients.
Restores balance through homeostasis
The electronic muscle stimulator restores balance to the body through smooth muscle contraction. Homeostasis is the internal balance in which the body achieves balance by balancing and healing itself. This is not possible, though, when some organs are dysfunctional. For electronic muscle stimulator to help in this process, proper function of the circulatory and immune system should be normal first.
Because of the increased circulation of blood to the affected area, healing is enhanced. When blood circulation is increased, the system transports the cells and substances responsible for healing very quickly to the site. The white blood cells that are responsible for the immune response of the body also promote healing.
Improves muscle tone
The massaging motion elicits a beneficial effect on muscles by improving muscle tone and mass. The electronic muscle stimulator simulates mild exercise and, therefore, promotes muscle tone and development. The stimulation utilized by the gadget is rhythmic and mild, but there are also deep muscle stimulators that can massage deeper muscles for maximum pain relief.