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Best OTC Choices in Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Products

Do home machines that deliver the electrical impulses known as Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation really help relieve pain, relax muscles and stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers? Medical opinion is mixed. But TENS devices — which deliver impulses through pads placed on the skin — are seen as harmless.

Here are Money’s picks for the best TENS products. The selections were made by, using a methodology that combines expert assessment with analysis of online reviews, ratings and other customer data.

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Active Ingredients
Important Points
AccuRelief N/A
  • Drug-free
  • 25 levels of intensity
  • Auto shut off
  • Drug-free
  • 24 preset programs
  • Rechargeable lithium battery
HealthmateForever TENS Unit N/A
  • Drug-free
  • Can apply 8 pads at the same time
  • 20 levels of intensity
iReliev TENS Unit Pain Relief System N/A
  • Drug-free
  • Compact size
  • 25 levels of intensity
iStim EV-820 N/A
  • Drug-free
  • 12 preset programs
  • Belt clip
iTech Mio Care Tens N/A
  • Drug-free
  • 20 preset programs
  • Up to 100 mA intensity
Omron Max Power Relief N/A
  • Drug-free
  • 15 levels of intesnity
  • Compact size
Pure Enrichment TENS Electronic Stimulator N/A
  • Drug-free
  • 4 pads
  • 10 intensity levels
TENS 7000 N/A
  • Drug-free
  • Can apply 4 pads at the same time
  • Up to 100mA intensity
truMedic Electronic Pulse Massager N/A
  • Drug-free
  • 4 pads
  • Pads are reusable
No results match.

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