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*** T.E.N.S. unit to help TONE and DECREASE FAT Deposit? ***

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Old 12-02-2001, 02:29 PM   #1
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*** T.E.N.S. unit to help TONE and DECREASE FAT Deposit? ***

I wanted to know if anyone has used a T.E.N.S. unit to help tone or get rid of a "fat deposit" on their upper inner thigh?

I use a T.E.N.S. unit for "pain management." I have a lot of physical medical problems. Such as neck, back, hand/wrist pain, foot, ankle, knee pain.

I have seen "copycat" type tens units that are sold on T.V. commericals. But I was prescribed the original T.E.N.S. unit for pain management. I also know that losing weight will help some of my medical problems I am also working on that also.
I just started taking Xenical and Phentermine HCL for weight loss. My main question to this "pain management" message forums is about my T.E.N.S. unit.


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Old 12-03-2001, 07:14 AM   #2
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Re: *** T.E.N.S. unit to help TONE and DECREASE FAT Deposit? ***

Hi -

My PT told me that all those claims are false, and the copy cats you see on t.v. are of such a low caliber that they are of no use to anyone for anything! At least you didn't buy one, right!


Old 12-04-2001, 10:43 AM   #3
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Re: *** T.E.N.S. unit to help TONE and DECREASE FAT Deposit? ***

I would think it would be dangerous to use a t.e.n.s. unit in an unstructured way for fat reduction. You might give yourself new medical problems. If you want to buff up, I would get your doctor or PT to help you develope a program that would target the area in question.

Old 12-06-2001, 09:03 PM   #4
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Re: *** T.E.N.S. unit to help TONE and DECREASE FAT Deposit? ***

My PT told me they were not of any use. She said that some people have bought them in for her to look at. I use a tens and the contractures you see on Tv are not so. To keep my weight down I eat nothing white, no white bread, no white gravy, no white sugar. It sure helps with the weight problem. But then I have no answer for the Med related weight gain!!

Old 01-05-2002, 10:56 AM   #5
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Re: *** T.E.N.S. unit to help TONE and DECREASE FAT Deposit? ***

Wanna lose... I also have a tns unit..although it is very old, about 17yrs., I can't see it being of much help in the fat areas. It does contract the muscles in my upper back and shoulders when I have it up to at least 6+ on my unit. But I can't see it working on fat.I lost 45lbs. on a diet called the "Eating right for your^blood^ type" by Dr. Peter D'Amatto or something like that on the last name. It worked wonders on me. I'm an O+ type blood and it says NO carbs. for me... I could eat all the protein I wanted and the good thing about that is the book had the foods that were beneficial,neutral, and avoid. It was easy. Also, like everyone says drink lots of water. I also took fat burner pills along with it,since I couldn't exercise on land like some can. I did do water aerobics. Take care and God bless... Ann

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