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Sunday, September 07, 2008 Pat, Community Member, asks

Q: I have a TENS machine - where do you place the electrodes for migraines?

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
9/ 8/08 6:01pm

What Nancy said is correct. TENS cannot be applied to the head or face at all. In fact, I've never seen TENS used for Migraine, only for tension-type headache, and even then, you need to take great care and ask your doctor about the placement.


Good luck,


Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
9/ 8/08 2:13pm

Hi Pat,


We're sorry we can't help you with this, but your doctor needs to be instructing you.  A TENS unit is prescribed by a doctor, he knows the best placement for your particular medical issues.


Good luck


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