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Behind the app: How to use the PowerDot Period Pain Relief program
Behind the app: How to use the PowerDot Period Pain Relief program

The PowerDot Period Pain Relief Program is a brand-new program within the PowerDot app scientifically designed to help relieve period pain from menstrual cramps. PowerDot takes the guesswork out of electrical stimulation, and the Period Pain Relief Program uses advanced TENS technology to naturally help with period pain.

Our bodies use electrical signals to communicate on a cellular level. The use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain relief from menstrual cramps provides a natural, non-medicinal means, to relieve period pain. This further adds to the versatility of everything that PowerDot already provides for recovery and performance.

So how does it work? Let’s walk through some step-by-step instructions on how to get everything set-up and ready to go.

Getting started with PowerDot’s Period Pain Relief Program

We know that our period can happen at any moment and the onset of pain can be rapid, so we need to be prepared. If you are tracking your period you probably have a pretty good idea of when it’s going to happen and you’re ready. To help prepare and be ready for everything, make sure you have your PowerDot pod or pods set-up and fully charged. This will help expedite the process so PowerDot can instantly start working to provide pain relief.

Now that you are fully charged, let’s walk through the app and the actual set-up of the device.

First, click on the Period Pain Relief Program.

The next screen is where you can then use the slider to select the duration of your session. Research suggests that the minimal effective time is around the 20-minute mark. So, you can select a range anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.

Just below the slider, you can then select the location you want to use the device. There are options depending on whether you have one pod (the UNO) or two pods (the DUO).

Which one should you choose? We understand that every body is different and everyone experiences a different level of pain — sometimes that pain is mild in a small area or it’s a lot in a large area. A unique capability of the PowerDot 2.0 Duo is the ability to cover a larger surface area to provide the greatest therapeutic benefit.

You can choose to put it on your lower abdomen or on your lower back, depending on where you experience pain. Just be sure to follow the set-up instructions and make sure, for safety reasons, you do not place it on your abdomen and low back at the same time.

After you select your set-up you will be asked what your level of pain is. This will help us to personalize your TENS session. Be sure to take a quick skim of the descriptions for each number and select the one that best matches your level of pain.

TENS, personalized for your cycle.

After selecting your pain score you will be taken to a screen where you will be instructed to place your pads on your body, turn on your pod or pods, and to connect the wire or wires to the pods and pads. This takes no time at all.

Once connected, hit “Start Workout".

This will take you to a screen where you can increase the intensity of the stimulation. Increase the intensity to where you begin to feel a tingling sensation and then increase it further to where it’s tolerable but not painful. After a few minutes you will get used to the stimulation, this is called accommodation. Be sure you continually increase the intensity throughout the duration of your session to maximize effectiveness.

Once your session is complete you will be asked if you feel better or feel the same (meaning you experienced no relief). You will then select what your post session pain score is.

And that’s it. If you are still experiencing pain, it’s important to note that there is no limit to the number of sessions you can perform in a day. So, if you complete one session and want to start another session, you are safe to do so. We just don’t recommend you fall asleep with it on as when you’re asleep you may not feel the stimulation and can’t control it.

Maybe you already have a PowerDot or maybe this is the first time you have come across PowerDot. What’s great about this product is its versatility. It’s not just for period pain as it can be used to help you with recovery, performance, and other minor aches and pains. It’s there for every aspect of life.

Ready to experience the smartest TENS experience in recovery? Try the PowerDot Pro Bundle, which includes the Duo, a specialized Butterfly Back Pad, and more.