electrical muscle stumulants

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    May 23, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    do they work,well? they are very useful for busy people,if they work, well.
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    May 23, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    a friend of mine is a chiropractor (I think they're quacks....but whatever) and he has electro stim machines in his office that he uses. I've tried them out for my shoulder and my back...I also tried it on my abs once. They definately contract the muscles.

    I've also seen videos of guys using them on their wankers and it actually looks like fun...
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    May 23, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    I think it's commical that on the infomercials they show an office girl strap one of those things round her waist sit down and use her computer when Anyone I've seen shrieks and convulses their hands every 3 seconds and says there's absolutly no way they could concentrate on anything else.


    But hey if you want to buy one, I also know a couple of used car salesmen and time share reps who would love to get in touch...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 23, 2008 11:55 PM GMT
    TENS (Transcutaneous Electroical Nerve Stimulators) devices are a Class II medical device, controlled by the FDA and are considered a prescription device (sold on the order of a physician). A few years ago in California, several companies tried to sell TENS devices on TV that advertized, in effect, 6-pack Abs while you tapped a keg. In other words, no exercised required.

    They ran afoul of the FDA and the State of California (Food and Drug Branch) for selling an unapproved medical device, and probably the Federal Trade Commission for false and misleading advertizing.
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    May 24, 2008 4:33 AM GMT
    AMT87 saidI think it's commical that on the infomercials they show an office girl strap one of those things round her waist sit down and use her computer when Anyone I've seen shrieks and convulses their hands every 3 seconds and says there's absolutly no way they could concentrate on anything else.


    But hey if you want to buy one, I also know a couple of used car salesmen and time share reps who would love to get in touch...icon_rolleyes.gif

    Yeah, what AMT87 said. Unless you're shelling out big bucks for a professional TENS unit, the retail versions are pure snake oil. I know. I bought one in 2001 for like $50 bucks. When the foil lining began to wear out, the unit actually started to short out, causing these pea-sized burns on my abdomen that left permanent scars. Also, despite using the thing daily for over a month, I saw absolutely no noticeable change or improvement. Run far away.