Is Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) real or just more woo and really no better than a placebo? I collecting articles on the topic (and on TENS for pain too) I think its just a neat way to get a massage and certainly claims like it accelerating healing because is creating/increasing blood circulation I think is wishful or magical thinking
Electrical muscle stimulation — often called “e-stim” or “TENS” — is a type of treatment often used in physical therapy or other rehabilitation settings. The two primary uses for this treatment are pain relief and muscle re-education. In most settings, there is a machine that …
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS machine, provides pain relief by sending low-voltage electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin to a painful area on the body 1. A TENS unit can lessen pain without the use of medication. A TENS machine is generally considered safe.