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How TENS works using Low-Intensity & High-Intensity settings

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How TENS works using Low-Intensity & High-Intensity settings

Low-Intensity TENS & the Gate Control Theory When using TENS at a low-intensity level, it is working through the Gate Control Theory. The Gate Control Theory suggests that there’s only a certain amount of stimuli that can get through to the brain. In other words, there is a ‘gate’ that only lets so much sensory information through. So, with TENS, you’re ‘flooding the brain’ with this sensory buzzing feeling so that the brain can’t really perceive the sensation from labour contractions as much. High-Intensity TENS & the Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control Theory When using your TENS on the high-intensity setting...

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Tips & Tricks to prepare for natural childbirth

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Tips & Tricks to prepare for natural childbirth

Labour is no easy feat (natural or not). I can’t tell you how many people I talked to, how much I read, and how much I mentally and physically tried to prepare myself for my labour. When you do your research on something, your experience tends to be much more positive, and you tend to be much more mentally ready for it, because you have an idea of what to expect. If you’re aiming for a natural labour without medical interventions then check out our tips and tricks for helping you manage one of life’s most miraculous challenges. Stay at home...

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