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Where do I buy this transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (TVNS) device for ‘ear tickle’


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#1 ryukenden

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 08:04 PM


People who tried the therapy - named transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (TVNS) - also reported improvements to their mood and sleep.

Where do I buy it with ear cable?

It looks very similar to the following device but it does not come with ear cable?


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#2 adamh

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:57 PM

I bought a tens unit off ebay cheap and also ear electrode clips. Read my write up in the bioscience news forum thread on the subject

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#3 ryukenden

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:17 AM

I bought a tens unit off ebay cheap and also ear electrode clips. Read my write up in the bioscience news forum thread on the subject

Thanks. I bought it from https://www.tensunits.com/ and ordered ear clips from Amazon.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:31 PM

Hi Adamh,


I could not look your writeup in Bioscience on this. What frequency ( Hz) do you use and for how long?

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:59 PM

I am using this TENS unit that you may be able to find cheaper on ebay.



I am using these ear clips for my tragus and ear lobe electrode connections



They do not clip very tightly and tend to fall off, especially the one on the tragus. I find if

I loop the lead for the tragus clip over my ear, it holds on better.  I generally put face cream

or spit on my tragus and ear lobe to increase conductivity, and that tends to make them



You can also buy a kit with lots of other adhesive electrodes that includes the same two ear clips



The clips in the link below hold on the tragus a lot better, but they are expensive on Amazon



I am using 100ms/25hz/15min tVNS TENS settings on both ears at the same time.  I tried 250ms/25hz/15min but it

did not seem as effective for me.


I do not see much tVNS effect on my blood pressure or pulse rate.  But tVNS has helped my tennis game!

I get up at 7am, do tVNS for 15min at 7:30am, and play tennis at 8:00am.  tVNS before play seems to improve my reaction time.

There is a paper that claims double blind tests show a 20% reaction time improvement, and I seem

to be experiencing something like that.  YMMV.  I did tVNS daily for a few weeks, but now I only do it before tennis

about 3-4 times per week.  My tennis buddies say they have noticed an improvement in my play.


I am not a video gamer, but I wonder if it could work there also by improving reaction time?


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