Acticare TSE is no longer manufactured
Acticare TSE provides effective, non-addictive, non-invasive, drug-free relief from persistent aches and pains.
Despite its small size, Acticare TSE is a professional grade electrotherapy machine which is ten times more powerful than the best TENS devices you can buy.
Based on patented TSE technology, it uses tiny electrical pulses to suppress pain signals in the spinal cord. In addition to pain relief, TSE has been shown to improve mood, making people feel more relaxed, leisurely, and less tense.
Safe and Easy-to-Use
Acticare TSE is medically approved, easy to use, and light weight. With its treatment timer it can be used out and about, or even when you are asleep, to provide pain relief when you need it.
In addition to TSE, Acticare TSE offers a full set of TENS therapy options.
- TSE and TENS therapy
- Three TSE modes - "pain relief" and "mood lifting"
- Constant, Burst and, Modulated TENS
- Treatment Timer
- Large LCD display
- Fully digital operation
- Electronic pain diary
Acticare TSE Device
Pack of four self-adhesive electrodes
4 x AA Rechargeable Batteries
Fast Charge Cradle Acticare TSE is promoted as being
"The Most Powerful Form of TeNS Available"
You may have seen it being discussed on TV or read about it in the National Press. Acticare TSE is amongst the very latest developments in the field of electro therapy for pain relief.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, Acticare TSE is patented type of "Interferential", a form of therapy used by Physiotherapists.
To understand the benefits of Interferential (therefore TSE) we need to compare this with standard TeNS which itself is universally recognised as an effective form of Drug Free Pain Relief.
Both technologies generate and apply electronic signals designed to stop or slow down the passage of pain signals as they pass along the nervous system to alert the brain that something is hurting. TeNS works at skin level and produces a very high level of sensation which effectively limits the "power" that can be comfortably applied. Interferential operates at very high frequencies, usually in excess of 4,000 Hz. These signals penetrate deep into the tissue and produce a very low level of sensation. Perhaps 10 times the power of a TeNS can be applied quite comfortably.
Acticare TSE is a "single channel" or "2 pole" Interferential. It uses just one pair of electrodes which, uniquely, are applied along the spine (or across the shoulders) to address large areas of pain.
Transcutaneous (through the skin)
Electroanalgesia (electrical pain relief
It has three preset TSE programmes. It can also be used as a traditional single channel TeNS with eight preset programmes
- Drug Free, no side effects, safe to use.
- Much more powerful than conventional TeNS
- More comfortable to use than a normal TeNS
- Simple to use. Two electrodes treat the whole body.
- Fast acting.
- Low running costs.
- Qualifies for VAT exemption.
If your question is not answered below please call us on 0121 355 6555 or use the free Call Back service shown at the top of each page of our web site.
What is TSE?
TSE stands for Transcutaneous (through the skin) Spinal Electro-analgesia (electronic pain relief). TSE is a drug-free treatment that provides effective relief from persistent aches and pains. It works by suppressing pain signals in the spinal cord using tiny electronic pulses. Although these pulses are repeated many thousands of times a second, they cannot be felt. TSE is safe, clinically proven to relieve pain and improve mood, and already used by thousands of people in the UK.
What is Acticare TSE?
TSE is currently only available on Acticare devices. Acticare TSE is the handheld electronic device that is used to deliver TSE treatments. It is both very easy-to-use, and the most sophisticated TSE device ever made. If you would like to purchase an Acticare TSE device please contact us or use our online ordering facility.
Is TSE safe?
Yes. Since the invention of TSE eleven years ago it has been safely and successfully used by the NHS and by thousands of people in the UK without any known harmful side-effects.
Why is Acticare more costly than some TENS devices?
Acticare TSE is rather more sophisticated than a handheld TENS machine. It is unique in that it delivers the power output of a professional desktop electrotherapy machine in a battery powered device that you can carry in your pocket, 5-10 times the power of the best handheld TENS machines. This is achieved using a revolutionary method of digital waveform synthesis that is far more efficient than traditional designs.
How does Acticare TSE compare with a typical TENS device?
TSE pulses are of higher voltage, shorter duration and higher power than TENS. The Acticare TSE device looks very similar in size and shape to a TENS device, but its size is deceptive: under typical treatment conditions it delivers 5-10 times the power.
Do TSE treatments hurt?
No. TSE treatments are entirely painless and produce virtually no tingling sensation. Most people who use TSE cannot feel it at all.
What can TSE do for me?
If you suffer from a persistent painful condition such as back pain, osteoarthritis, unspecified musculoskeletal pains, migraine, or many others Acticare TSE can greatly improve your quality of life by:
- reducing or eliminating aches and pains - reducing or eliminating requirements for pain killing drugs - improving your sleep and mood - increasing your mobility - complementing any beneficial drug therapies without risk of - introducing any known harmful interactions or side effects
Is Acticare TSE easy to use?
Yes, very. Simplicity and effectiveness are two major advantages of Acticare TSE. There are only two simple pad placements to remember as described below.
Placing a pad on either side of your neck treats suitable pains in the head, neck, upper chest, and shoulders - while placing one pad at the base of your neck and the other halfway down your back treats pains arising everywhere else. This is unlike many other electrotherapy technologies where electrodes need to be placed over the exact nerves supplying the painful region, which usually requires expert advice. In short, you can effectively relieve pains anywhere in your body whilst at home with one easy-to-use technique.
Why are the pads placed over my spine?
All pain signals have to travel to your spinal cord before they can be felt, no matter where they come from in your body. TSE works by suppressing the passage of these signals in the spinal cord to provide pain relief.
Can I treat pain anywhere on my body?
Yes. Because TSE works by suppressing the passage of pain signals in the spinal cord it can treat multiple pains anywhere on your body at the same time.
What conditions has TSE had success with?
TSE is successfully being used today by people at home and by NHS pain clinics to treat conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylitis, headaches, migraine, post-operative pain, neuralgia and many other painful conditions.
How successful is the TSE treatment?
TSE is a clinically proven treatment for persistent aches and pains. A formal, controlled clinical trial published in the Physiotherapy Journal (Macdonald and Coates 1995) showed unequivocal support for the beneficial effect of TSE as compared with the control in reducing five measures of pain severity.
Is TSE used in Hospitals?
Yes, TSE is currently being used in over 150 NHS hospitals.
When can I expect relief?
After an initial two-week treatment program most people have relief after 20 minutes of treatment. Some people find that they have relief after only 5 minutes. However, if your condition is very severe, or long-standing it may require several hours of treatment on a daily basis.
What other benefits will I get from TSE?
TSE has been proven to improve mood. Tests show that people using TSE for 30 minutes feel more 'elated', 'leisurely', and 'less tense'. Also, the effects of TSE have been observed to add-up, or accumulate, over time. Unlike other pain relief methods where you may require higher and higher doses to get the same relief as time goes on, one third of TSE users get longer lasting relief with every treatment.
Is Acticare TSE guaranteed?
Yes. You can return your Acticare TSE device within 28 days of purchase for a full refund. The Acticare TSE unit is guaranteed against faults in materials and workmanship for one year.
Can I telephone for advice?
Yes. Simply call us on 0121 355 6555 or use our free cal back service at the top of the page.
With TSE, only two electrodes are ever used.
And there are only two positions they can be applied to:
For painful regions lying below the mid-line of the thorax, the electrodes are positioned overlying the spinous processes of T1 and T10 ...
To treat pains in the upper thorax, neck, upper limbs and head the electrodes are positioned across the neck overlying the transverse processes of C2/3.
The positions are demonstrated within our picture selections (above) on this product page.
This product is eligible for VAT Relief. Therefore:
If you are purchasing this product for yourself specifically to treat a long term medical condition you are entitled to purchase it exempt of VAT.
In order to claim VAT Exemption you must first complete and submit our online VAT Exemption Request Form obtained by first clicking the "VAT FREE PURCHASE AVAILABLE" banner at the top of this page. This is self declaration you do not need your GP's consent.
Please take care to enter a genuine medical condition relevant to the product you're purchasing.
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If you choose the VAT Free options but you do not successfully complete an Exemption Request Form we will be obliged to add VAT when we process your order. The VAT element can be refunded retrospectively provided you supply a valid Request Form within 5 working days.