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FAQs on TENS Pads Placement and More 27

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Why do people choose to use TENS pads?

There are different options for Contact mode connections, and TENS pads are among the most popular ones. With TENS pads, you can enjoy accurate, pinpoint and comfortable frequency energy for localised health problems. They are also perfect for long treatments and easy biofeedback scanning via Contact mode.

Recommendations for TENS Pads Placement

TENS pads placement is indeed a personal choice. Placing the pads on the left ankle and right wrist is a popular option that targets the entire body. In this way, the electricity can flow from one end to the other side of the body and provides energy coverage across as much as possible.

It has already been stated in many locations, including the user guide, that if you have a known targeted area to address, then the best placement of the pads is to bi-sect the problem area.

With areas above the shoulders, it is stated NOT to use the TENS pads directly as you do not want to send the electricity through your head. There is also the matter of resonating the area around the carotid arteries. It is possible to lock the muscles if you do something incorrectly and constrict the blood flow to your brain.

Where To Best Place Your TENS Pads

  • Place the pads across your painful region. You should try to keep at least 5cm between electrodes.
  • For spinal pain, place the pads on either side of your spine.
  • For leg pain, place the pads on either side of your lower back.
  • For arm pain, place the pads on the hand of the painful arm.

Where Not to Place Your TENS Pads

  • Never place the pads on your eyes, over your heart or above your shoulders.
  • Avoid hairy areas, open wounds and scarred skin areas.
  • Never place a pad directly over a joint; this includes your elbows, knees, and ankles. If you want to use contact mode for the joint area, you can try Spooky2 Tens Contact Kit, which can help balance the energy around your joints and tendons.
  • Pads should never be used when wet and must be set aside to dry before you begin using your TENS unit.
  • Never use a pad that is already damaged. Replace the pads with new ones before running another frequency program.
Connection of TENS Pads to GeneratorX Pro

Connection of TENS Pads to XM Generator

What happens if you get burns or feel uncomfortable when using TENS pads?

First, it is completely normal to get some degree of skin irritation or feel slightly uncomfortable when using TENS pads. Please do not get worried if this happens to you. It is a good sign which tells you to stop the session now and re-evaluate your settings.

If you get shocks during your TENS contact session, this blog may be helpful for you: What You Can Do When You Experience Shocks in Contact Mode

If you get skin irritation or burn, it is usually a sign which indicates the TENS pads are not contacting your body thoroughly. The electricity appears to have entered into the body, not over a wide area of the entire pad surface, but concentrated into a small spot. Hence, it forms an electrical burn.

You can always connect to the colloidal silver port on the Spooky2 Boost to help ensure that current flow is regulated to avoid burns.

When changing your settings on the Spooky2 software, make sure that you do not set the offset to 100% or -100%. The Contact Presets already have the most comfortable settings for you. They employ alternating electrical flow between the two TENS pads to prevent acid buildup based burns.

Placing the TENS pads are on muscles rather than the bone can also help ensure that the electrical flow is evenly spread.

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27 Comments

  1. You stated in your article:

    Where Not to Place Your TENS Pads

    Never place a pad directly over a joint; this includes your elbows, knees, and ankles.

    How does this advice apply when using the elbow, knee, wrist bands, and the socks?

    Karl Wiggins
    1. Hi, this article is for the placement limitations of Spooky2 tens pads, not including Spooky2 contact kits, like socks:)

      1. I’m not sure if I understand your comment about limitations not including contact kits, like socks? Can socks, glove, wristbands be used wherever Ten Pads would otherwise be used? I’m interested in doing a whole body aura clearing in “Contact” mode. So, can I use the socks on left ankle and the wristband on right wrist, and is that just as effective as using the Tens Pads? Thanks so much!

        Also, someone said it’s helpful to slightly moisten the gloves, socks and other garments in order to make them more conductive. Is that true

        Elizabeth Dempsey
        1. Dear Elizabeth, Spooky2 TENS Contact Kit is a little bit different from TENS Pads. Silver impregnated gloves and socks are for easy, long-duration energy balancing, and knee, elbow, and wrist bands are for energy balancing around your joints and tendons. The effectiveness depends on the programs or presets you choose. Before using, you can contact our customer service first or feel free to contact us via email: [email protected]. Hope this suggestion may help you!

  2. Wondering why the article says not to place pads on a joint itself but in the diagrams the one for knee shows it right on the knee joint?? Sometimes I have a strange feeling in my knee while cycling and wanted to do a BFB and run it but this is confusing me. Thanks

    1. On second look, the pads are placed on top or under the knee, I was looking at the red markings, SORRY. Never mind.

      1. You are welcome, never mind:) Our pleasure to help you solve any doubts during you using Spooky2.

    2. Because when you move, you create creases in the bends of your joints. Tens pads transmit frequencies into your body through electrical current. When the pads can’t fit your skin completely, the current will be concentrated at the place where it fits, which will cause the local current to be too large and may cause burns.

  3. Is there a time limit on how long you can use the Ten’s unit per day?

    1. Dear Dana, for contact mode, we recommend you use it for 1~2 times per day. We suggest a maximum of two contact sessions per day. However, once a day is usually sufficient, followed up with Remote Mode for the rest of the day. You can certainly add a second contact treatment in the early evening to try to boost efficacy. But twice a day contact max. Protocol followers can freely and safely use the provided overnight Contact Mode presets. Here it is a blog with more information for your reference: https://www.spooky2-mall.com/blog/how-long-and-how-often-to-use-contact-remote-and-plasma/. Hope it helps.

  4. I understand that many healing modalities are not available for someone with a pacemaker. No Spooky2 Central, Spooky2 Scalar, Mira Mate, HeaWea, etc. What about the TENS pads far away from the heart, like a heel or arch of the foot. Sadly, doctors always say no to TENS because that is what the protocol says for all Pacemaker users, irrespective of whether the type is with or without defib (mine is the latter). I am experiencing plantar fasciitis and heel pain. I do feel forever blessed that you have remote. Thank you to the entire team for that.

    1. Dear friend, please kindly note that people with cardiac conditions and/or pacemakers, and pregnant women should consult professionals before using Spooky2 TENS pads for their safety. Hope this suggestion may help you!

    2. I am a massage therapist that specializes in pain, there is a trigger point at the meeting of the calf and achilles tendon that causes plantar fascitis, just apply your finger where it hurts for 3 minutes a day or more and it will make body quit sending calcium to the heel and it will heal the plantar fascitis. I do it on all my clients and it works I have also used it on myself and worked like a charm. Hope this helps, you could also put the 10s pads on that area.

      roxanna williamson
  5. where would you place the tens pads for prostate cancer treatments

    1. Dear Gen, you can place it close to the prostate to help you improve your problems. Hope it helps. Any questions, feel free to contact us via email: [email protected].

  6. are they reusable or discard each use?

    1. Dear Charalene, the tens pad can be recycled about 20 times. If you experience a tens pad that doesn’t stick or is damaged, please remember to always replace it with a new one. Hope it helps. Any questions, feel free to contact us via emial: [email protected].

  7. Good day everyone I recently use the tens pads, for the purpose of bio feedback scan, but I face an issue on my right foot ankle, I attach one of the tens pads on back area of my right foot ankle and felt sleep during the the biofeedback scan, since I woke up, I feel a pain on my right foot ankle area, specially when I’m trying to lift up my fingers I feel a pain on the top of my foot and the outer side area, I might use the tens pad in wrong location or may trigger some nerves or tendons in the ankle area, I need to know if there is any healing treatment for this, I was trying to use the EMF for this treatment, my foot rotation toward out side become painful, I would appreciate for any suggestions and thank you.

    1. Dear Yashar, we’re so sorry to see you are suffering from this pain. We recommend that you can try using Remote or other modes to run Pain related programs to relieve your pain. If using the Tens pad for biofeedback is having a bad effect on you, then you can try using the Sample Digitizer for biofeedback scan. Hope it helps. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at email: [email protected]. Our customer service staff will help you to answer your questions.

  8. When to use the big ten pads instead of the small one? Are they better for BFab scan since they cover bigger area? Thanks!!

    1. Hi friend, it’s not the big tens pad that will work better. They have the same effect but if you want to use a large tens pad then that is fine. Feel free to contact us anytime with questions on our email. Thanks for your support and understanding.

  9. Hello, I was just wondering. This article was about where NOT to place the pads….so the pictures above with the red markings is how NOT to place it?
    Also….my wife’s pinky hurts…how would I place the pads in this situation? The pinky? Thanks in advance.

    pascal korse
    1. Hi pascal, I am sorry for the misunderstanding. The red area refers to the area of pain and the remaining small circle refers to where the tens pad can be applied. In your wife’s case, we suggest that you can put it on your right wrist and left ankle. Any questions, feel free to contact us by email: [email protected].

      1. thanks so much.

      2. thanks so much

  10. What is the best way to treat eye disorders with the contact method. I want to treat for floaters and cataracts. Thank you for your response. I love my Spooky2!

    Bobby L Bryant
    1. Hi Bobby, you can put it on either side of your shoulders or on your right wrist and left ankle. Here are two blogs you can use as reference: https://www.spooky2-mall.com/blog/how-to-help-with-eye-floaters-using-spooky2/, https://www.spooky2-mall.com/blog/spooky2-a-powerful-weapon-against-cataracts/. Any questions, feel free to contact us by email: [email protected].

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