I got Deanna a wireless “Aleve Direct Therapy” TENS unit, from Walmart, on July 19, 2016 (on our way back from “Polar Caves“). As I had said before Deanna already had a professional-grade TENS unit — but it was one with lots of wires that she didn’t like to use since the wires would come loose and give her shocks. The wireless “Aleve” (made by the curiously named “Hollywog” corporation) seemed the perfect solution which is why I was willing to buy one — though anything to do with her back is supposed to be covered by her “Workman’s Comp” insurance in that she hurt her back at work.
The Aleve Unit only comes with one set of gel pads. Deanna found a good deal for 10 gel pads, on Amazon, from Hollywog. We had those delivered early last week.
Last Friday morning she was putting on the Aleve JUST as their TV commercial came up (most likely on MSNBC). So we both watched it — she midstream in the act of pasting the unit to hre back.
When the commercial was over I asked her how the Aleve claims matched up with what she had experienced.
She said that the unit works and works as well as they claim on TV!
That, to me, is a pretty good endorsement given all the harsh things I had heard over the years about her wired TENS unit.
So that is good.
Just wanted to share that with you just in case you were thinking of getting one.
For the price and given the money-back guarantee I would definitely try it out.
Wasn’t too difficult to find. It was with, as I expected, the other BIG medical units (blood pressure monitors etc.) that Walmart sells in its Pharmacy section. After I had already put a unit into my cart we discovered that Walmart had an entire ‘endcap’ display dedicated to these TENS units — with lots of signs and a non-working display model.
I was surprised by how small it was. But I guess that makes sense. You don’t want a big, bulky, heavy unit stuck to your back.
I was also impressed about how meticulous they were in including everything you need in the box and clearly listing them on the outside — so as to avoid any confusion. It is READY to use straight out of the bog. Batteries and even a small screwdriver are included. Very slick. Bravo.
And there is a “no questions asked” 30-day money back guarantee. That is GREAT.
So do NOT buy the $69 “Core Product” version … even on Amazon (and I say this as an Amazon shareholder).
Deanna tried it out this morning. Had to reinsert the batteries in the main unit to get it to work.
Said it was GOOD. That it was strong. The impulses aren’t as strong as those of her professional-grade wired unit, BUT she said it was ‘enough’ and good.
There you have it. Available from Walmart, ready to run, with a 30-day money back guarantee and Deanna says it works!
What more could you ask for?
The “Aleve Direct Therapy” TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit as I pointed out yesterday is a re-branding of the “WiTouch” wireless TENS unit made by the curiously named “Hollywog“.
As you can see above the “Aleve” variant, at least for now, is NOT available on Amazon — which is annoying if you are I. It would have been so much easier to order it online — yesterday — and have it delivered on Tuesday (by USPS). Now I will have to go to “Walmart“. I would rather NOT order anything online from “Walmart.com” since they are definitely NOT Amazon.
Just a heads up.
>> The “Hollywog” of the “Aleve” TENS unit maker.
I saw an Ad. for the “Aleve Direct Therapy” TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit on TV on Friday. It immediately piqued my attention since it was WIRELESS. Deanna, with a chronic, disabling back pain does have a rather fancy TENS unit provided for her by her Insurance Company. She, however, does not wear it much since she has trouble with the wires and as a result ends up getting electrical shocks. Of late I have been urging her to use it more … and that is when I saw the Aleve. [I happen to be a BIG fan of Aleve, and have been for decades since a very nice Air Hostess on a flight gave me two Aleves, from her personal supply, to ease a neck pain.]
Deanna and I both started doing research on wireless TENS units when Deanna came across “Hollywog“. I initially thought I was hearing the name wrong. Nope. Definitely “Hollywog”.
A Pollywog is a tadpole. But can’t find anything that relates “Hollywogs” to frogs.
That anybody would opt, of late, for any name ending in “Wog” surprised me. There has been enough fuss made of the word “Golliwog” (below) — and, yes, I do remember, of course, repeatedly been called a WOG, at school, in the early 1970s — though ‘wog’ really refers to men from the Middle East (just as Jesus) as opposed to Asians. I used to point that out to my rather ignorant schoolmates.
Then I did a Google on “Hollywog meaning” and came across ‘this’ (below) as the first result! What?
What where they thinking.
How things ending in “wog” got a bad name.
From the U.K. “Daily Mail“.
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