Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Lung Function among Covid-19 Patients- A Review Study
Dr. Nidhi Ved,
Richa App., 3rd Floor, Yagnik Road, 8/11 Jagnath, Rajkot-360001, Gujarat, India.
Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease mainly affecting the respiratory system, the virus is transmitted from person-to-person through large droplets from coughing, sneezing or rhinorrhea, it remains viable for at least 24 hours on a hard surface and up to eight hours on a soft surface. If it enters into the human respiratory system, it attacks the lungs and induces serous fluid, fibrin exudates, and leads to hyaline membrane formation in the alveoli which highly affects the respiratory system. The aim of this review is to collect the present evidence on effect of Acupuncture-Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Acu-TENS) on pulmonary function which can help the clinicians to do further clinical trials and recommend the usage of Modality TENS which can significantly improve lung function among COVID-19 patients. Till now, it is found that few breathing techniques improve lung function among hospitalised COVID-19 patients but yet no study has been found which shows the effect of modality like TENS on lung function among COVID-19 patients. TENS is a non-invasive and inexpensive peripheral stimulation technique that markedly improves lung function after a single session of 30-45 minutes. Hence, usage of TENS can be recommended for COVID-19 patient treatment.