The Electrode Pads, including the Long Life Pads, do require periodic replacement. However, it is often possible to extend the life of the pads by simply rinsing them under a cold water faucet (no soap is required), shaking off the excess moisture, return the pads to the clear plastic cover sheet or the plastic holder (Long Life Pads only), and then place the pads in the refrigerator overnight (not the freezer). This should restore the adhesion of the pads. If it does not, the pads are worn and should be replaced. Contact your nearest OMRON retailer to obtain these.
The unit will continue automatically for 15 minutes before it shuts off. We recommend a total of 2 x 15 minutes therapy in one sitting, up to 3 times/day.
Electrical signals are sent via ‘electrode pads’ to specific points on the body. This causes the muscles to react. As a result, two things happen:
1. Muscle pumping action:
By applying low-frequency electrical waves to a body area with stiffness/tiredness, muscles contract and extend (relax)
Muscle contracts: blood containing ‘waste’ is flushed out
Muscle relaxes: fresh blood rushes in
By this repeated ‘muscle pumping’ process, blood flow is improve
> Shoulder stiffness, tired legs and cramps are relieved.
2. Shutting out pain signals:
By applying low-frequency signals to the painful area, the nerves near this area are stimulated, which affects the pain-transmission mechanism (‘inhibits’ pain messages) towards spinal cord. These have relatively short effect. Frequencies: 2 ~ 100Hz.
Electrical waves also stimulate the human body to produce natural substances (endorphins). These have a much longer effect (5 ~ 12 hrs).
Frequencies: 100 ~ 1200 Hz.
>As a result, the sense of pain is relieved.
- In case of experiencing an adverse reaction (skin irritation/redness/burns, headache or painful sensation, or if you feel any discomfort).
- If pain gets worse or no relief of pain is felt after more than 5 days.