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Over the last decade or so there has been a gradual shift by pregnant women to using non-pharmacological methods of managing labour pain. Such alternative approaches reduce or avoid the often unpleasant feelings that accompany conventional drug-related treatments. Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS) is an effective, non-invasive approach for pain relief that produces no unpleasant side effects.
Increasingly, expectant mothers are researching the whole range of options available for pain relief (1). Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), as delivered by PainPod is acknowledged as a viable and effective option for labour pain relief by the Government of South Australia; Department of Health (2). Research has also shown that TENS is effective for managing pain both before (3) and after delivery (4).
A Modern Take On A Natural Method.
How Does The PainPod Work? PainPod units are portable medical devices powered by a lithium rechargeable battery. Plugged into the machine are one or two pairs of electrode wires that connect to sets of pads or accessories. The PainPod relieves pain by passing a gentle electrical current through conductor pads placed on the skin. The intensity, rate and duration of the electrical impulses produced by the PainPod unit can be adjusted by the user.
Place the pads to the desired area of your body.
Choose a Mode and the Intensity Level.
PainPod: The Simple Way To Ease Labour Pain.
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PainPod Labour: The Preferred Alternative.
PainPod has been used for many years to control pain (5, 6) by people who wish to minimise their use of medication. Over the last two decades Medical TENS technology as used in an advanced form by PainPod has become a viable option for pain relief for women in labour for a period after labour. Clinical trials have shown women who use the technology found in PainPod during labour feel they have control over their labour pains and would use this technology again for subsequent pregnancies. Such active involvement is empowering and is typically not possible when employing drug related treatments.
Benefits Of Painpod Beyond Labour And Delivery
Research has reported TENS-related pain relief from...
- Diabetic Neuropathy (7,8)
- Arthritis (9, 10)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (11, 12)
- Muscle aches and pains (13, 14)
PainPods EMS has also been shown to improve
- Muscle strengthening and development (15, 16)
- Recovery after exercise (17, 18)
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What is TENS?
TENS stands for Transcutaneous (through the skin) Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It provides gentle electrical impulses that prevent or ease pain by stimulating and blocking pain signals that nerves send to the brain. TENS also enables your body to release “endorphins”, hormones that relieve pain or stress, boost self-esteem, and even increase happiness!
What is EMS?
EMS stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and, like TENS, also provides gentle electrical impulses. However, where TENS stimulates the nerves, EMS directly stimulates muscle, causing them to contract. This can help to strengthen and grow muscle, as well as recover from athletic injury. EMS can also stimulate blood-flow and improve circulation, all of which contribute to the body’s natural healing process.
Do you provide free shipping?
We do provide free shipping within Australia when you purchase one of our devices as part of your order. You can visit our collections page here to view the different devices we offer.
What is the difference between PainPod Premium Pads and PainPod Econo Pads?
PainPodPremium Pads are the latest in PainPod Biotechnology. These patented pads have a proprietary silver grid pattern that closely controls the current so PainPod treatment is even, and more comfortable.The Econo Pads range by PainPod are great value for the budget conscious, but the PainPod Premium Pads are simply on another level. Quality, treatment capability and delivery are a quantum leap forward.
Where are PainPod Premium Pads made?
PainPodPremium Pads are made in the USA.
Do your pads contain latex?
All of our PainPod pads are latex free. We do not use latex of any kind in the manufacturing process or in the packaging of PainPod pads.
Here at PainPod HQ, we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor before using the PainPod during pregnancy. Most commonly the PainPod can be used during the last trimester of pregnancy, during labour and/or after labour for pain management. Take time to consult with a qualified medical professional before use if you plan to use PainPod advanced TENS treatment technology while pregnant. Your health and the health of your baby is our main priority.
Other relevant factors that will affect your suitability for treatment with TENS technology include:
● if you have a pacemaker or any kind of electronic implanted device
● if you have a cochlear implant hearing device
● if you have a severe heart disorder
● if you suffer from epilepsy
● if you already have DVT
ALSO: If you are prone to seizures, have cancer or are recovering from cancer, consult with your doctor before use.
PainPod for Labour
We wish all our birthing mothers an empowering experience and a very happy Baby Birth Day! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via Facebook or through the Contact Us page today.
(1) Tournaire, M. & Theau-Yonneau, A. Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Pain Relief During Labor. eCAM: 409–417, 2000.
(2) Government of WA; Department of Health. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in Labour. Brochure, Women’s & Children’s Hospital, February 2017.
(3) van der Spank, JT. et al. Pain relief in labour by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Arch Gynecol Obstet. 264:131–136, 2000.
(4) Kayman Köse, KS et al. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain control after vaginal delivery and cesarean section. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 27, 1572-1575, 2014.
(5) PainPod website https://thepainpod.com
(6) Vance, et al. Using TENS for pain control: the state of the evidence. Pain Management 4:197–209, 2014.
(7)Dubinsky RM, Miyasaki J. Efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain in neurologic disorders (an evidence-based review): report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 74:173-176, 2010.
(8)Jin DM, Yun X, Deng-Feng G, Tie-bin Y. Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 89:10-15, 2010.
(9)NG et al. The Effects of Electro-Acupuncture and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Patients with Painful Osteoarthritic Knees: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Follow-Up Evaluation. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 9:641–649, 2003.
(10)Arthritis Foundation. Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Arthritis Pain https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/other-therapies/electrical-stimulation-knee.php
(11)Kara et al. Quantification of the Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation With Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 91: 1160-1165, 2010.
(12)Koca, et al. Assessment of the effectiveness of interferential current therapy and TENS in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled study. Rheumatol Int. 2014;34:1639-1645, 2014.
(13)Josimari et al. Effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Hyperalgesia and Pain. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 10:492–499, 2008.
(14)Tse-Chieh, et al. The Immediate Effectiveness of Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Myofascial Trigger Points. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 76(6), November/December 1997.
(15)Lai et al. The Effect of Different Electro-Motor Stimulation Training Intensities on Strength Improvement. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 34:151-164, 1988.
(16)Filipovic, et al. Electromyostimulation—A Systematic Review of The Effects of Different Electromyostimulation Methods on Selected Strength Parameters in Trained and Elite Athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26:2600-2614, 2012.
(17)Tom Taylor, et al. The impact of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on recovery after intensive, muscle damaging, maximal speed training in professional team sports players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 18:328–332, 2015.
(18) Denegar and Perrin. Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Cold, and a Combination Treatment on Pain, Decreased Range of Motion, and Strength Loss Associated with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Journal of Athletic Training 27: 200-206, 1992