OMRON Healthcare is introducing the HV-F013, a new Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) device enables muscle pain relief and management anywhere and anytime.
More than half of people the world over experience body pain on a weekly basis, with the pain incidence in the Philippines and Australia higher at 61 percent of respondents, according to the 2017 GSK Global Pain Index.
Back pain is the most common occupational disease at work, said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in its latest report. Although not included in the PSA study, stay-at-home parents who do physical work are also likely to experience back pain due to hectic household chores.
The Philippine Rheumatology Association recently warned Filipinos against chronic back pain, which, if left untreated, may lead to Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) or “back attack”. If detected early, electrotherapy through TENS products may help prevent back pain from developing into a serious health condition.
The HV-F013 features the following:
- Pocket-sized and weighs approximately 75g, making it convenient to travel with or carry around.
- With five modes that target the arm/shoulder, lower back and leg/foot areas. It comes with soft, comfortable, self-adhesive pads, which users apply to the area of pain. These pads are connected to a remote that controls the modes and levels of intensity.
- Choose from three treatment zones and two special massage modes — steady and knead — and up to 10 levels of intensity to fit their preference.
How it works
The body generates quite low electricity or “bioelectricity,” which causes the muscles to contract and relax. TENS therapy uses low-frequency treatment to alleviate stiffness and pain caused by the malfunction of bioelectricity in the body.
The HV-FO13 can produce low- to high-rate tapping, pulsing, kneading and massage-like sensations depending on the settings selected by the user. When low-frequency electric current is applied to the area of pain, it blocks pain signals from being sent to the brain just like in neurotransmission systems. This effectively prevents the pain from being felt.
The different therapies can relieve stiffness, sore or achy muscles, muscle spasms and nerve pain.
Pricing and availability
The HV-F013 may be purchased via the O-shopping network starting the second week of March at a special introductory price of PHP 2,495. Every purchase also comes with free TENS pads worth PHP 850. The purchase promo is happening until June 30, 2020. (Per DOH-FDA Promo Permit No. CDHHR-0014)
OMRON Healthcare’s other electrotherapy devices include the HV-F021, HV-F127 and HV-F128. These are available in appliance stores and on OMRON’s official stores Lazada and Shopee. For more information on OMRON Healthcare and its products, visit www.omronhealthcare.com.ph
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