What is Hempvana Green Relief Pen?Green Relief Pen claims to be a wireless electronic trigger point massage pen that is designed to get rid of muscle aches and pains in just seconds. The website [GetGreenRelief.com] claims that it is beneficial to use to alleviate pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, or sports injuries.
How does Green Relief Pen work?The head of the Hempvana Green Relief Pen is to be put on the area where you experience the pen. When you press the button at the top of the pen, it sends electrical impulses to the affected areas. These signals are carried to the brain by the neural pathways. The brain responds by releasing the hormone Endorphins, a natural chemical that body uses against pain and stress relief.
The infomercial review of Hempvana Green Relief Pen claims that when you place the massage pen at the point where it hurts, the invigorating currents from the pen gives you a relaxed targeting massage. It further claims that this massage boosts your endorphins and helps relieve your aches and pains. Hempvana Green Relief Pen advertises that it delivers a visible pulsing touch so you can see and feel it work.
Advantages of Hempvana Green Relief PenOne user says in his review that the pen is easy to use and the best thing about it is that it actually works great. Another Hempvana Green Relief Pen reviewer claims that the pen works better when you use the pen on yourself. One reviewer says it is a great pain relief product for the money.
Disadvantages of Hempvana Green Relief PenMajority of the complaints say that the Hempvana Green Relief Pen shocks the hand when holding it. You cannot hold the Hempvana Green Relief Pen and use it without it shocking you. There are also complaints that the Hempvana Green Relief Pen comes with four different attachments but does not come with information on how to use it.
Not RechargeableThe other drawback of the Hempvana Green Relief Pen is that the device is not rechargeable. The Green Relief Pen is powered by a set of batteries and reviews confirm the fact that it requires a “hell lot of batteries”.
Does Not Come With the GELThe single unit offer does not come with the gel that you have to apply on the area to be treated. The gel reduces the “zapping” sensation.
Limited HeadsOne of our product experts points out that the Hempvana Green Relief Pen comes with just two heads Spheroidal and Flat Head. While the pain relief pens from other brands come with 5 different heads [Spheroidal, Node type, Dome type, Scrapping and Tapping].
Is Hempvana Green Relief Pen Acupressure or Acupuncture?Both Acupuncture and acupressure are methods used to stimulate acupoints. While in Acupuncture a hair-thin needle is used to stimulate an acupoint, acupressure uses a firm pressure to massage the acupoints. Acupuncture is said to trigger a stronger stimulation to activate the body’s innate healing ability than acupressure. With 9 adjustable massage levels, Hempvana Green Relief Pen sends out invigorating currents to give you a targeted massage so it can be called an electronic acupuncture method of healing without the use of needles.
How is Hempvana Green Relief Pen different from a TENS Unit?Hempvana Green Relief Pen is a completely wireless electric trigger point massage pen that sends out invigorating currents delivering a pulsing twitch that massages your muscles for on-the-go relief while a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machine is a small, battery-operated device that utilizes a mild electrical current and has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes. The pads are attached directly to your skin and when the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel as a tingling sensation. The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may alleviate pain and relax muscles.
Is Hempvana Green Relief Pen Effective?Hempvana Green Relief Pen claims to be a portable device that alleviates pain by massaging the affected area. There seems to be no proof of action or expectation of effectiveness behind this particular device. The medical term to describe such a device is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Although TENS machines have a proven track record, acupuncture doesn’t. Using an acupuncture pen that employs acupuncture methodology may trigger a TENS reaction by pure luck. Alternatively, if you use it according to TENS methodology then it is better for you to use a TENS machine instead. Electroacupuncture is relatively new treatment, so there is not much evidence to support its effectiveness for different uses.
Hempvana Green Relief Pen Side-effectsElectroacupuncture can cause a few side effects for certain people which include:
- Mild nausea
- Dizziness, feeling faint, or fainting
It is advisable to not try Electroacupuncture if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have heart disease
- Have had a stroke
- Have a pacemaker
- Have epilepsy
- Experience seizures
So does the Hempvana Green Relief Pen work?NOPE. With all the reviews that we have analyzed it has become clear that the Hempvana Green Relief Pen does not work. The Hempvana Green Relief Pen resembles a TENS unit comes nowhere near it. All the reviews mention that the Hempvana Relief Pen shocks the very hand that holds it. Users have even said that this is more like a “Taser” and people are reluctant to use it as they find it uncomfortable to use. The biggest issue is that the Hempvana Green Relief Pen does not relive the pain. Since it gives shock, people discontinue the use of the pen. The built and quality of the Hempvana Green Relief is flimsy too.
There is also an increasing trend of people complaining about the “paid reviews” planted by the promoters. So a product which may have a 4 or 5 star rating actually is worth 2.5 or 3 stars. There are considerable amount of 1-star and 2-star reviews of these “pain relief pens”, which the promoters are trying to mask with the paid ones.
Over VerdictWe do not recommend the Hempvana Green Relief Pen as it does not relieve pain and zaps. Furthermore we have analyzed a lot of reviews and found that almost all such “pain relief pens” have the same reviews [are rather complaints]. Such pain relief pens are not very effective in treating “pain”. Of-course in-line with the “As Seen On TV” products, the advertising is exaggerated to make the Hempvana Green Relief Pen look like a miracle product – a sort of deceptive advertising.